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 Carle Illinois College of Medicine Health Innovation Research Day will be held virtually on April 16, 2021.

The deadline for receipt of all electronic abstracts is Monday, February 22, 2021 at 11:30 p.m. CSTAbstracts WILL NOT be accepted after this date.

Abstract submissions must fall into one of the following categories:

Clinical 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.

Public Health, Humanities, & Ethics

      • A report on the science of protecting and improving the health of people and their communities achieved by promoting healthy lifestyles, researching disease and injury prevention, identifying healthcare disparities and detecting, preventing and responding to infectious diseases.
      • A report on Health Humanities – a rapidly growing interdisciplinary field – applies humanistic perspectives (communications, cultural and language studies, history, literature, philosophy, theology and religious studies, and the arts) to health and healthcare.
      • A report on medical ethics may consist descriptions 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.

Research & Innovation
The Research and Innovation category includes basic and clinical research as well as innovation in engineering and technology as related to healthcare.

      • Basic science research typically begins at the bench, where scientists study disease at a molecular, cellular, or tissue level.  Reports could include scientific discoveries that have the potential to translate into practical applications that will ultimately improve human health.

      • Clinical Research is typically patient-oriented and/or quality improvement research and can include research conducted with human subjects, or on material of human origin such as tissues, specimens and cognitive phenomena. This area of research includes: mechanisms of human disease; therapeutic interventions; clinical trials; development of new technologies; analysis of existing datasets; epidemiologic and behavioral studies; outcomes research and health services research. Submissions can also report on efforts to improve patient safety or outcomes measurement.

      • A report on innovation in the category of Research and Innovation should specifically include the use of engineering and technology to advance healthcare, medical practice, medical education or to address inequities in healthcare or racism as a public health crisis.

      • A report of research in medical education, conducted either to (a) address contemporary issues and questions in medical education, (b) design, evaluate, and support curricular innovations, or (c) assess and reform the culture underlying medical education.

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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CME Credit

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