DMU Research Symposium

December 3, 2020

Registration


The 2020 DMU Research Symposium is going virtual!

There is no cost to attend but registration is requested. You must login or create an account before enrolling in this educational activity.

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Important Dates (Please note dates as they are earlier than in past years)

  • Abstract submission: Sunday, November 1
  • Notification of oral and poster presentations: Monday, November 2
  • Poster and oral presentation recording submission to the DMU Office of Research: Friday, November 13

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AgendaPoster PresentationsOral Presentations
Submit AbstractAbstract GuidelinesFrequently Asked Questions

Classes are not scheduled so all students and faculty can attend and participate. 

The Research Symposium aims to recognize the research efforts of those at Des Moines University and in the surrounding medical and scientific communities. The Symposium provides a forum for the collaboration of ideas, the production of new hypotheses, and demonstrates to attendees the critical role that research plays in the advancements 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, residents, and postdocs only) with the best quality oral and poster presentation.

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.

AGENDA

Posters will be available online starting Tuesday, December 1.

Thursday, December 3
12 pmWelcome
12:15 pm

Keynote Address (Non-CME)
S. Vincent Grasso, DO'91, MSIS, MBA
Global Practice Lead: Healthcare & Life Sciences, IPsoft

1 pm

Poster Discussion Breakout Sessions

2 pm

Lightning Oral Presentations

2:30 pmPoster and Oral Presentation Awards and Closing Remarks
2:45 pmAdjourn

    POSTER PRESENTATIONS

    This year's poster presentations will be pre-recorded and available for viewing online. Those chosen to present a poster will be asked to submit a digital copy of their poster and a 2-3 minute “elevator talk” about their project to the DMU Office of Research by Friday, November 13.  Presenters will be judged on both the poster and their talk.

    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, residents, and postdocs only).

    Poster presenters will receive additional poster guidelines when notified of presentation acceptance.

    Submit an abstract to give a poster presentation.

    Resources

    POSTER VIEWING 

    Posters will be available online starting Tuesday, December 1 for viewing and judging in advance of the DMU Research Symposium. There will also be poster viewing and discussion breakout sessions during the event. This will allow participants to discuss topic areas with poster presenters and other attendees.

    LIGHTNING ORAL PRESENTATIONS

    Six students will be selected to give a brief five-minute lightning talk. Lightning talks are limited to a maximum of eight slides, including introduction, background, methods, conclusions, references, and acknowledgements. Lightning talk presenters are NOT required to present a poster but may choose to do so. 

    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. For work with multiple authors, the authors can decide among themselves their various roles in presenting within the specified time limit.

    Submit an abstract to give a lightning oral presentation.

    RESOURCES

    ABSTRACT GUIDELINES

    Research abstracts must be submitted under one of the following categories:

    • Anatomy/Paleontology
    • Biomedical Science
    • Clinical 
    • Education
    • Movement Science
    • Public Health

    All abstracts will be published in the DMU Research Symposium 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 sentence casing (only first word and proper nouns capitalized).
    • 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?

    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 statement 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.

    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.

    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 2.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
    Course opens: 
    10/01/2020
    Course expires: 
    12/03/2020
    Event starts: 
    12/03/2020 - 12:00pm
    Event ends: 
    12/03/2020 - 2:45pm
    Cost:
    $0.00
    Rating: 
    0

    ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS

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    EDUCATIONAL GRANTS

    No commercial interest company provided financial support for this continuing education activity.

    DISCLOSURE

    The speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. 

    Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have no conflict(s) with commercial interest companies to disclose.

    • Coming soon.

    Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have a conflict(s) with commercial interest companies to disclose.

    • Coming soon.

    DISCLAIMER

    The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

    Available Credit

    • 2.50 CE Contact Hour(s)

    Price

    Cost:
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