In order to best protect the health and safety of our community, we have made the decision to postpone the 2020 MedStar Health-Georgetown University research symposium and colloquium for educators in the health professions. The event was scheduled for Monday, April 6.

We understand the time it takes to ready an abstract for submission and we thank all of you who shared your research with us. We are currently evaluating options for sharing the great research from across our community and timing to reschedule the event.

Our collective health is critical and ensures we can continue serving the needs of our patients and communities.

Thank you.

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2020 symposium and colloquium agenda

8:30 a.m. – Noon

Seventh Annual Colloquium for Educators in the Health Professions

Hosted by GUMC’s Center for Innovation and Leadership in Education (CENTILE), the Seventh Annual Colloquium for Educators in the Health Professions Colloquium is an opportunity for those across the system focused on education to gather, share ideas, and learn together.

  • 8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.: Opening Remarks

  • 9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.: Oral Session 1

  • 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.: Concurrent Symposia

  • 11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Oral Session 2 - Curriculum Innovations

Noon - 1:15 p.m.

Plenary Speaker and Lunch

Dr. David J. Skorton, AAMC President

1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Pre-Symposium Professional Development and Advancement Sessions

2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

These 45-minute optional workshops are offered before the symposium and are intended to provide small group educational sessions hosted by experts from the MedStar Health & Georgetown University community. Each session focuses on a specific academic topic and is open to all symposium attendees. Seats will be reserved for those who pre-register for the event. Attendees who do not pre-register for a session or who register on-site may attend these sessions on a first-come, first-seated basis.

  • Abstracts, Manuscripts, Journals - Oh my!
    Kristen Miller, DrPH, CPPS
    This session will share strategies for success in scholarship and craft a winning formula through impactful scientific writing and selection of appropriate journals to submit your work.

  • Demystifying the IRB
    Jim Boscoe; Kristen Katopol, MS, CIM
    This session will provide an overview of the joint IRB system, including tips for success when utilizing the new platform to facilitate a smooth submission process.

  • GUMC Academic Appointments & Promotions Updates
    Elliott Crooke, PhD
    Learn about all the different faculty career paths available for you at Georgetown University Medical Center, and how you can continue to advance and develop your academic career through this informative workshop hosted by the Senior Associate Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs, Dr. Elliott Crooke. We will be answering all your questions in addition to presenting our GUMC Faculty Online Orientation and step-by-step online presentation on the OFAA website for faculty appointment and promotion.

  • How to “Thrive” in Wellbeing Research
    Mihriye Mete, PhD; Daniel Marchalik, MD, MA
    This session will share an overview of effective strategies to initiate projects and generate meaningful results in the realm of wellbeing research.

  • Stats Fundamentals
    Stephen Fernandez, MS
    Led by an MHRI biostatistician, this session will provide an overview of statistical approaches used most commonly in clinical research. The session serves as an introduction to the topic of biostatistics and resources at MedStar.

  • Tips for Funding Success
    Angela Thomas, DrPh; Federico Asch, MD
    A successful grant application requires an innovative idea from an investigator, strong administrative support, and a willing funder. In this session, we will present these three perspectives and how they work together for funding success. We will also cover different mechanisms and strategies for funding support.

  • Can You Entrust Your Student/Resident/Fellow With This Patient Care Activity? Using Entrustment-based Discussions to Support Your Decision (90-min session)
    H. Carrie Chen, MD, PhD
    This workshop will provide an overview of entrustment decisions and EBD, including a demonstration of the 4-step approach to EBD. Participants will practice EBD by engaging in two role-play exercises and a group discussion about the application of EBD to their current practice.

  • Giving Feedback in Clinical Learning Environments (90-min session)
    Robin Gross, MD, FCCP
    This session will discuss effective strategies, as well as evidence from the literature, for providing effective feedback to learners spanning the full educational continuum (students, residents, fellows, and faculty colleagues).

  • Principles of Design Thinking (90-min session)
    Brian Boston, MA; Mindy McWilliams, MA
    This workshop will introduce design thinking, a human-centered, innovative process for addressing complex problems in many domains, including health professions education and healthcare services. Participants will practice design thinking skills in hands-on, collaborative activities.

2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

GME Town Hall

Residents, fellows, and faculty members from clinical sites throughout the MedStar Health GME consortium are invited to join for an interactive, system-wide town hall session. Executive and administrative leaders representing MedStar Health corporate, hospitals, system GME, and local/institutional GME will present pertinent updates regarding our clinical learning and working environments, and be available to answer any questions that you may have.

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Resident & Fellow Oral Presentations

As part of the MedStar Health system-wide resident research day, residents and fellows with the top scoring abstracts are invited to give a short oral presentation on their research to attendees. These presentations allow residents and fellows to gain the experience of presenting their research and allow them to share their work with the larger MedStar Health & Georgetown University communities.

4:30 p.m.

Abstract Presentations and Moderated Poster Sessions

The main feature of the research symposium, the Grand Ballroom opens to showcase the peer-reviewed abstract presentations from across MedStar Health & Georgetown University. Ranging from health services research to critical care to orthopedics, all departments and entities are represented by established investigators, residents, and fellows. Also featured during this time is a moderated poster session for resident and fellow submissions.

5:45 p.m.

Main Stage Presentations

Join leadership from MedStar Health and Georgetown University in the main ballroom to recognize the importance of research and collaboration in our community and present awards to investigators with top scoring poster submissions. The keynote speaker for this year is Dr. David J. Skorton, AAMC President.

6:30 p.m.

Post-Symposium Gratitude Reception

Hosted by MedStar Philanthropy, all are invited to attend an on-site reception directly following the Moderated Poster Presentations & Awards in the main ballroom. This will provide further networking with MedStar leaders, researchers, associates, grateful patients and donors to research.

Registration is free for all attendees and the event is open to all the MedStar Health community. Pre-registration will close on Wednesday, April 1 at 6 p.m.