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DMU Research Symposium

December 4 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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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 this event. Prizes will be awarded to the presenting author(s) (students and residents only) with the best quality oral presentation and poster abstract.

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Deadlines

  • Abstract submission deadline: Sunday, November 23
  • Notification of oral presentations: Monday, November 24 
  • Deadline for poster submission to the DMU print shop for printing: Monday, December 1 by 3 pm

Agenda

9 am Poster Viewing
Location: SEC First Floor (Near the Bookstore)
12 pm Lunch
Location:  SEC Foyer
12:30 pm Keynote Address: The Ebola Epidemic: Where We’ve Been, Where We’re At, and Where We’re Going
Location:  SEC Auditorium
Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair and Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, University of Minnesota

  1. Describe the epidemiology of the Ebola virus infection.
  2. Describe current national recommendations for protecting healthcare workers from being exposed to the Ebola virus.
  3. Summarize the challenges in controlling the current Ebola epidemic in West Africa.
1:30 pm Poster Presentations
Location: SEC First Floor (Near the Bookstore) – Odd numbered posters will be judged.
2:20 pm Break
2:30 pm Oral Presentations
Location:  SEC Auditorium

  • First Metatarsal Phalangeal Joint Range of Motion Following Implant ArthroplastyPaul Dayton, DPM, MS, Mindi Feilmeier, DPM, Nathan Coleman, DPM, Ruth Ranum, BS, Rachel A. Reimer, PhD
  • Human Neutrophil Leukocyte Elastase Activity is Inhibited by Phenol RedLouisa B. Tabatabai, Fred Tatum, Robert E. Briggs
  • Biosynthesis of MBX-2168 Triphosphate in Herpes Virus-Infected CellsHannah Sauer, Marie Nguyen, Brian Gentry
  • Deciphering Pathways for C1q-Dependent Regulation of InflammationSean D. O’Conner, Holly J. Hulsebus, Suzanne S. Bohlson
  • A Comparative Analysis of Methylome Profiles Using PacBio Data in Campylobacter jejuniKathy T. Mou, Usha K. Muppirala, Andrew J. Severin, Tyson A. Clark, Matthew Boitano, Paul J. Plummer

Presenting author(s) in bold. 

3:45 pm Break
3:55 pm Poster Presentations
Location: SEC First Floor (Near the Bookstore) – Even numbered posters will be judged.
4:45 pm Awards Presentation
Location: SEC First Floor (Near the Bookstore)
5 pm Adjourn

Keynote Speaker

Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH

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Dr. Osterholm is a prominent public health scientist and an internationally recognized biosecurity expert.  He currently serves several roles, including the McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair in Public Health at the University of Minnesota; the Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy; a Distinguished Professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota;  a Professor in the Technological Leadership Institute, College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota; and an Adjunct Professor in the University of Minnesota Medical School. Prior to his current positions, Dr. Osterholm served various roles with the Minnesota Department of Health from 1975-1999.

Dr. Osterholm has authored more than 315 papers and abstracts, including 21 book chapters. He serves on the editorial boards of nine journals, including Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology and Microbial Drug Resistance: Mechanisms, Epidemiology and Disease, and is a reviewer for 24 additional journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine , the Journal of the American Medical Association, and Science.

As a member of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), Dr. Osterholm has served on the Committee on Biomedical Research of the Public and Scientific Affairs Board, the Task Force on Biological Weapons, and the Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance. He is a frequent consultant to the World Health Organization, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Department of Defense, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He is a fellow of the American College of Epidemiology and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).

Dr. Osterholm has received numerous honors for his work with the CDC, FDA, IDSA, and NIH, among others. Some of his current work includes topics surrounding the influenza and Ebola viruses.

Full Bio, Wikipedia, NY Times article

Relevant to the content of this CME activity, Dr. Osteholm indicated he has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Target Audience

Des Moines University 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.

Dress

Business casual.

Oral 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 presenting author(s) (students and residents only).

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. For work with multiple authors, the authors can decide among themselves their various roles in presenting within the 12 minute limit. 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 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 a.m. and removed by 5:30 p.m. 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 1:30 – 2:15 pm. Even number student/resident posters will be judged from 3:45 – 4:30 pm.
  • You must be available, next to your poster during the Poster Session, from 1:30 – 2:15 pm. or 3:45 – 4:30 pm. to explain and answer questions about your research. During this time, stand to the side of your display so that you do not block it.
  • 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 18.

Printing Guidelines – DMU students, staff and faculty only:

  • Optional:  Click here to choose from six DMU approved research templates.
  • Student research/presentation posters do not need Marketing’s approval unless the DMU logo is used. Any poster that does not use the DMU logo or was not a pre-approved template created by the Marketing and Communications department does not need to be reviewed by Marketing.
  • DMU Faculty: Faculty members are not required to send any research or presentation poster to Marketing and Communications for review. If the DMU logo is used, the Print Shop will ensure the logo prints correctly. If you choose to not use one of the templates, it must be reviewed by marketing. Email the file to communications@dmu.edu for approval. Please allow at least four hours.
  • Posters for the symposium must be printed at the DMU print shop and emailed to printshop@dmu.edu.  Download the print shop order form here. 
  • 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 1 by 3 pm.
  • The poster will not be reviewed for academic content.
  • For poster printing questions, please contact Brenda at 515-271-1402.

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.

Abstract

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Guidelines

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.

Abstract Example

Writing tips

Consider the following questions when preparing your abstract:

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Registration

There is not a fee to attend but registration is requested.

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Deadline Reminders

  • Abstract submission deadline: Sunday, November 23
  • Notification of oral presentations: Monday, November 24 
  • Deadline for poster submission to the DMU print shop for printing: Monday, December 1 by 3 pm

Contact

Des Moines University
Continuing Medical Education
515-271-1596
cme@dmu.edu

Continuing Education

MD:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with ACCME® Essential Areas and Elements and IoIMS Logowa Medical Society (IMS) policies. Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

DO: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the guidelines from the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). Des Moines University is accredited by the AOA and approves this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 hours of AOA Category 2-A CME credits and 1.50 hour of AOA Category 2-B CME credits.

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 3.75 continuing education contact hours.

Nursing: Des Moines University continuing education (provider #112) is approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing as an accredited provider. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 4.5 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.

Other: This live activity was designated for 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest.

Commercial support

Educational grants are not being accepted for this activity.

 

Venue

Des Moines University, Student Education Center (SEC) Auditorium
3200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312 United States
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Phone:
515-271-1400