Tuesday, May 2, 2017

6th Annual MedStar Research Symposium: Advancing Health and Knowledge

What another successful event!

In continuation of our record setting events, this year’s Research Symposium was the largest one to date! It was great to have residents and fellows join with investigators from across the system to present their research. With approximately 800 people attending and  350 abstract posters and case studies, everyone walked away energized and proud of the research at MedStar.

With abstracts from the breadth of research at MedStar, there was something of interest to everyone. Our exhibit spaces showed the depth of support for research at MedStar, with Philanthropy and Mi2 presenting the connections of their work to research. The exhibitor spaces showcase how we are supporting MedStar investigators across the system.

This was the first year that the Symposium was paired with a system-wide Resident Research Day. I was thrilled to welcome the top scoring residents and fellows to give oral presentations of their abstracts to their peers. The addition of case reports to the abstract presentations highlight the quality of research that our residents and fellows are completing.

We were joined by Darrell G. Kirch, MD, president and chief executive officer of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) for the keynote address. He shared some of the changes happening in Washington, how they can change academic medicine and how MedStar is ideally positioned for these changes.

I want to share my thanks and appreciation for all the investigators who submitted their research for the Symposium and to all who came out to support the investigative work that goes on throughout MedStar. My thanks to those associates who were on hand to host and support another great event.

1 comment:

  1. I saw that grin and nod on my son's face that day. What I see in the pictures posted on this blog is pride, congratulations on a successful research symposium. Nancy Weissman