Abstract Submissions

Research Day provides an exciting opportunity for medical students and residents to present research locally and to learn more about research conducted by their peers.  Research Day can serve as a venue to present more established research or to get feedback on a new idea or on an idea that is not yet ready for a national stage.

As each abstract category is broad and the categories quite different from one another, we strongly encourage submissions to speak to a general audience, yet provide some detail directed towards a specialized audience.  The work should clearly describe the significance and/or potential impact to heath care.  We especially encourage submissions that address healthcare disparities and racism as a public healthcare crisis.

The 20th Annual Health Innovation Research Day will be held virtually on April 8, 2022.

The deadline for receipt of all electronic abstracts is Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 11:30 p.m. CSTAbstracts WILL NOT be accepted after this date.

Abstract submissions must fall into one of the following categories:

Case Report
A report of one or more cases that illustrate a new disease entity, or a prominent or unusual clinical feature of an established disease. It may include a summary of pertinent patient history, physical findings, laboratory data, and/or management description.

Basic Science & Engineering

To improve human health, scientific discoveries must be translated into practical applications. Such discoveries typically begin at the bench with basic research—in which scientists study disease at a molecular, cellular, or tissue level. A report on the innovative use of engineering and technology to advance healthcare, medical practice, or medical education. Abstracts, posters, and presentations should speak to a general audience, but clearly demonstrate the innovation and provide sufficient technical detail of the engineering tools, principles, and/or technology to the audience.

Innovation in Industry

A report on a program, project, prototype, product, or other unique and innovative industry experience that provides valuable lessons and insights in entrepreneurship and other ventures. Innovation in Industry abstracts should contain a description of an experience with industry partners and explain why the innovation is relevant to the medical field.

Public Health, Humanities, & Ethics

A report on medical ethics that is concerned with the vast array of moral decision-making situations that arise in the practice of medicine, in addition to the procedures and the policies that are designed to guide such practice. A report on Health Humanities as a rapidly growing, interdisciplinary field that applies humanistic perspectives (communications, cultural and language studies, history, literature, philosophy, theology and religious studies, and the arts) to health and healthcare.

Medical Education

A report on a program, project, or other unique and sufficiently developed educational experience that provides valuable lessons and insights worth sharing with the broad medical education community. Innovation abstracts should contain an explanation of why the innovation is timely, keeping in mind that topics which may be new at a local level, may not be new at the national level. Abstracts must contain some data to be eligible for consideration. A Research Abstract is a report on a completed empirical investigation that contributes to medical education research and practice.

Please review these handy abstract preparation guidelines and Case Report Guidance from Carle IRB for additional information.

If you have any questions, or require assistance, please contact Angie Ellis at amellis@illinois.edu.

NOTE: Abstract submission does not include registration for the conference.  You must fill out the registration form to attend Research Day.

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Abstract submission does not include registration. You must register to attend the event.

CME Credit

Physicians will receive 1 CME credit for each keynote address they attend.