Rush University Forum 2014
(April 2 and 3, 2014)
The Rush University Forum for Research and Clinical Investigation will be held next year on Wednesday, April 2 and Thursday, April 3. The complete program of events will be posted when the program is finalized. All members of the Rush and Stroger community are invited to the events and to view the poster session.
The Research Forum provides an opportunity to showcase research of faculty and students and to foster awareness of research at Rush University Medical Center and its affiliated institutions. Investigators engaged in basic, clinical or applied research in various disciplines are invited to share their work with one another and to explore new collaborative possibilities.
Call for Abstracts
Deadline: January 31, 2014
Note: This is a hard deadline due to the early date for the Forum
Abstract Submission Forms
If you are from Rush University Medical Center or an affiliated institution and wish to submit an abstract for a poster presentation as a student, resident, fellow or faculty member, please use the electronic abstract submission form or the link published for investigators at your own institution.
The email address of the first author must be used as the username for the logIn for the electronic abstract submission form. Create your own password and keep it safe. A new login username and password should be entered for another abstract with a different first author. The first author should be the presenting author. The password will allow you to re-enter the program to make revisions. If you find an error in your abstract after it has been submitted, you can click UnSubmit, make your corrections, and then resubmit your abstract.
After you have filled out information in the online form, you may copy and paste your abstract (text only; ~375 words) into the space provided. Please do not use special characters as they may not translate properly. Click the submit button when you are done. An email response to your address will confirm the receipt of your abstract.
Location and Display of Posters
Posters will be displayed in the Searle Conference Center, 5th floor, Professional Building (I) at Rush University Medical Center. All abstracts submitted will be assigned a poster number and allotted a space by poster number in the Searle Conference Center. Obtain your poster number from the program booklet when you arrive to install your poster.
The space for your poster display measures 43" (wide) X 50" (high).
You should plan to install your poster Wednesday before 9 a.m. and have it in place through Thursday until 5:30 p.m.
Sigma Xi Poster Session
Judging: Judging of posters by students, fellows and residents for awards will be on Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. Alejandro Espinoza Orias, PhD, is the current president of the Rush Chapter of Sigma Xi and will be arranging the details. It is suggested that you arrange in advance with Espinoza Orias for your poster to be judged.
Awards and Reception: The Sigma Xi Poster Session and Reception on THURSDAY will provide an opportunity for you to talk with others about your work. The annual Sigma Xi poster award ceremony will be held at 3:30 p.m.
Please remove your poster/exhibit following the poster session on Thursday no later than 5:30 p.m. We cannot be responsible for the loss of or damage to your materials!
Note 1: If you think you have a discovery or invention, please contact Matthew Raymond, the director of intellectual property at Rush prior to March 1 to discuss the discovery and options for protecting it. Once the abstract is published or the poster is presented, you may have lost certain rights in the invention.
Note 2: The John E. Ware Patient Experience Research Award is given annually to the student project at Rush which uses patient feedback in the most innovative or effective manner. Patient feedback is defined as any as any system of obtaining information from patients/family members about their thoughts, feelings, emotions, actions or evaluation of their health care experience or activities. The award is named in honor of John E. Ware, a pioneer in the systematic use feedback from patients to improve their care. While at the Rand Corporation he was the Principal Investigator of the Medical Outcomes Study which developed the widely used SF-36 Health Survey. The award comes with a $100 honorarium from the Patient Experience Research Initiative of the Department of Health Systems Management.