DMU Research Symposium

Des Moines, IA US
December 7, 2017

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Important Dates

Classes are not scheduled so all students and faculty can attend and participate. Lunch and afternoon refreshments will be served.

The Research Symposium aims to recognize the research efforts of those at Des Moines University (DMU) and in the surrounding medical and scientific community by providing a forum for the collaboration of ideas, the production of new hypotheses, and to demonstrate to the attendees the critical role that research plays in the advancement of health care.

All students and faculty are encouraged to develop research projects to be presented at the Symposium. Awards will be given to the presenting author(s) (students and residents only) with the best quality oral abstract and poster presentation.

DMU will recognize faculty and clinicians who have demonstrated research and scholarly excellence over the past year. The awards will focus on researchers who have had an impact on advancing knowledge in science, health, education, wellness or other field of study. Faculty will also be recognized for their exceptional scholarly achievements, as evidenced by publications and/or other scholarly activities.

Quick Links

AgendaSubmit AbstractOral Presentations
Poster PresentationsIRB or IACUC ApprovalAbstract Guidelines
Faculty Research AwardsFrequently Asked Questions2018 Mentored Student Research Program

Target Audience

DMU faculty, staff, students, residents, alumni, external researchers and health professionals from the Des Moines area and surrounding medical and scientific community are invited to participate and present. All students, faculty, and residents are encouraged to develop research projects to be presented at the Symposium. 

Keynote Speaker

Melissa Burroughs Peña, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of California, San Francisco

Education

  • MS - Duke University, Global Health and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • MD - Harvard Medical School

Cardiovascular disease is the leading killer in the US and throughout the Americas – and Dr. Melissa Burroughs Peña, a cardiologist with a keen interest in Latin America, is an emerging leader in improving heart health across the region. The widespread availability of fast food, growing rates of obesity and diabetes, and low access to preventive treatments such as statins contribute to the "perfect storm" of heart disease that is impacting Latin America, said Dr. Burroughs Peña. Unfortunately, it also hits patients at much younger ages than the US. "It’s not just grandmothers having heart attacks, but people in their 30s, 40s and 50s who are supporting families and can no longer can work," said Dr. Burroughs Peña. "It can sink a family very quickly, and is devastating to local communities and national economies." To learn more about Dr. Burroughs Peña, visit her faculty spotlight or biography

Agenda

9 am – 12 pmInformal Poster ViewingSEC First Floor 
(Near the Bookstore)
12 pmLunchSEC Auditorium
12:30 pm

Keynote Address

1:30 pmBreak
1:45 pmPoster Presentations
Odd numbered posters will be judged.    
SEC First Floor
2:45 pmPoster Presentations
Even numbered posters will be judged.    
3:45 pmBreak
4 pm

Student Keynote Presentation

SEC Auditorium
4:15 pmStudent Keynote Presentation
4:30 pmStudent Keynote Presentation
4:45 pmStudent Keynote Presentation
5 pmAwards Presentation

Oral Presentations

Four abstracts will be selected to give an oral presentation. Presentations will be organized into sessions grouped by topics or disciplines with each presenter allotted 10 minutes to speak and 2 minutes for audience questions. Awards will be given to the winning presenting author(s) (students and residents only).

If the work is co-authored, only the PRESENTING author will submit on behalf of all co-authors. The names of all co-authors must be listed in the submission form. A moderator keeps track of your presentation time and may also facilitate the discussion. Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 will be used to project slides. Please make sure your presentation is compatible with this program. If you prefer to use a MAC computer or have video files, arrangements must be made prior to the program and you will be responsible for bringing an adaptor. Please contact DMU CME at cme@dmu.edu or 515-271-1596. Presentation and video files should be stored on USB drives.

Resources

Poster Presentations

If the work is co-authored, only the PRESENTING author will submit on behalf of all co-authors. The names of all co-authors must be listed in the submission form. Prizes will be awarded to the winning presenting author(s) (students and residents only).

Resources

Poster Guidelines

  • Materials to hang your poster will be available onsite.
  • Posters are displayed throughout the day. Please do not remove your poster until the end of the day’s activities.
  • Posters must be hung by 8:30 am and removed by 5:30 pm. If you’re able, please hang your poster as early as possible as we encourage people to view them the entire day.
  • Odd numbered student/resident posters will be judged from 1:45 – 2:45 pm. Even numbered student/resident posters will be judged from 2:45 – 3:45 pm. 
  • Prepare and practice a short summary speech—no more than 3 minutes—about your project. This is an excellent networking opportunity, so it is important to speak and interact professionally. You will receive lots of feedback and exposure as well.
  • Any remaining posters will be kept in the CME office (AC #430) until December 22.

Printing Guidelines

  • Optional: Click here to choose from six DMU approved research templates.
  • Posters for the symposium must be printed at the DMU print shop and emailed to printshop@dmu.edu.  
  • Download the print shop order form
  • Please print in seminar presentation size 42” x 54.35” (non-matted and non-laminated).
  • The account number to use for printing costs is #110-1435-50943.
  • Posters will need to be submitted to the print shop and proofs signed by Monday, December 4.
  • The poster will not be reviewed for academic content.
  • For poster printing questions, please contact Brenda at 515-271-1402.

Abstract Guidelines

Research abstracts will be submitted under the following categories: biomedical science, education, movement science, and public health. All abstracts will be published in the meeting program. Please submit your abstract according to the following guidelines:

  • Format: Microsoft Word format
  • Font: Arial, 11 point
  • Margins: 1 inch on all sides
  • Spacing: Single-spaced
  • Justification: Left
  • Abstract body length: No more than 250 words
  • Type the title first, using title casing.
  • Capitalize the first letter of each word except prepositions, articles and species names. Italicize scientific names of organisms.
  • List all authors, institutional affiliations and short addresses (city and state only).
  • Bold the names of the author(s) presenting the work.

View an abstract example. 
Submit your abstract.

Writing Tips

Consider the following questions when preparing your abstract:

  • Does the abstract clearly state the aim of the project (i.e. a research question, theoretical issue, or problem)?
  • Is the significance of work clearly stated?
  • If relevant, are the methods, data collection, and analysis procedures well-designed and appropriate to the question addressed?
  • Are the conclusions justified in relation to the data and/or analysis/description?
  • Is the abstract written clearly and organized well?

Faculty Research Awards

DMU will recognize faculty and clinicians who have demonstrated research and scholarly excellence over the past year. The awards will focus on researchers who have had an impact on advancing knowledge in science, health, education, wellness or other field of study. Faculty will also be recognized for their exceptional scholarly achievements, as evidenced by publications and/or other scholarly activities.

IRB or IACUC Approval

If your project involves human or animal research, you must have obtained IRB or IACUC approval, unless you are clearly presenting your work as a proposed project and make it clear that absolutely no research has yet been conducted. Posters involving such research should indicate an approval number or state that no research has been conducted. Anyone giving an oral presentation on a project involving human or animal research must have an IRB or IACUC approval. For questions, please contact the DMU Office of Research at 515-271-1445.

Dress

Business casual.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions regarding the DMU Research Symposium? If your question isn’t answered, please contact DMU CME at cme@dmu.edu or 515-271-1596.

2018-2019 Mentored Student Research Program

Applications for the 2018-2019 Mentored Student Research Program will be available on Thursday, December 7, 2017. All application materials are due no later than Friday, February 9, 2018 . Visit the Office of Research website for more information and to submit your application. 

    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 4.00 AOA Category 2­A
    • 4.00 CPME
    • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
    • 4.00 IBON
    • 4.00 CE Contact Hours
    Course opens: 
    08/31/2017
    Course expires: 
    12/07/2017
    Event starts: 
    12/07/2017 - 12:00pm
    Event ends: 
    12/07/2017 - 5:15pm
    Cost:
    $0.00
    Rating: 
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    Des Moines University is located on a 22-acre campus in the heart of Des Moines, Iowa. Just west of downtown on Grand Avenue, the University is located in one of Des Moines’ most prestigious neighborhoods. The campus is in a historic neighborhood filled with tree-lined streets and gracious older homes and businesses. Its central location makes it easy to access the rest of the city and outlying communities. The campus is close to the Des Moines International Airport, located on the bus line and just blocks from local shopping and downtown Des Moines.

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    Continuing Education Credit

    • DPM: Des Moines University (DMU) is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. DMU has approved this activity for a maximum of 4.0 continuing education contact hours.
    • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 4.0 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
    • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
    • Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 4.0 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.
    • Other Professionals: This live activity is designated for 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

    Educational Grants

    Educational grants are not being accepted for this activity. 

    Available Credit

    • 4.00 AOA Category 2­A
    • 4.00 CPME
    • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
    • 4.00 IBON
    • 4.00 CE Contact Hours

    Accreditation Period

    Course opens: 
    08/31/2017
    Course expires: 
    12/07/2017

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