DAGMEC  19th Annual Virginia C. Wood Resident Research Forum

Thursday, April 26, 2018 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Top of the Market Banquet Center, 32 Webster Street

The 19th Annual Virginia C. Wood Resident Research Forum is a poster presentation that features research and scholarly work by interns, residents and fellows.
The forum’s purpose is to:

RULES (please read carefully):

  1. Posters presented at another professional meeting are allowed and even encouraged. We want you to share your work, especially work that is good enough to be accepted at outside meetings.
  2. ONLY ONE POSTER may be submitted per primary author.
    1. Primary author may be a co-author on other posters, but primary only on one.
  3. Primary author (resident or fellow) is to be the one who presents the poster at the forum.
  4. Residents, interns and fellows may submit posters.
    1. Faculty (including ‘Extra year residents’ who are classified as faculty) may not be primary author and may not submit to the forum. However, they are encouraged to help with resident/fellow research projects and may be listed as co-author(s) on more than one poster.
  5. Please note that the categories of posters have been changed this year. Please be careful to submit under the correct category (see details below):
    1. Patient Safety/Quality Improvement
    2. Research (abstracts that could fit in both this category and in Patient Safety/QI are encouraged to be submitted under Patient Safety/QI).
    3. Case Report/Case Series
    4. Fellow’s Research (all types/categories)
  6. It is expected that any resident/fellow who submits an abstract has an appropriate level of involvement in the project.
    1. Primary authors are to have had significant involvement in all aspects of the project.
    2. For case reports/case series, it is expected that the resident /fellow who submits the case report/series as primary author will have had personal contact with the patient(s) being discussed.
  7. All abstracts must have IRB approval from their respective institutions. The exception is that case reports presented by WSU residents/fellows do not need IRB approval, as a case report is not considered "Human Subjects Research" by the Wright State IRB. However, All projects are expected to comply strictly with all HIPPA regulations, and projects are expected to have taken all appropriate steps to protect any PHI.
    1. Please note that after 2/28, all Wright State IRB applications are to be submitted on line.
  8. Any exceptions to the rules must be approved before abstract submission. Send questions to diana.ramsey@wright.edu.


  1. Abstract requirements:
    1. 150-word minimum/one page maximum. One-inch margins, Times New Roman 12 pt. font. Each abstract must start with a Title, followed by authors and their department affiliation(s).
    2. Below are links to the sample templates. These templates may be adapted as appropriate, as long as the above rules are followed.
  2. Approval Page
    1. The resident/fellow is to complete the top part of the approval form and give this to their program director along with their abstract.
    2. Program director is asked to:


  1. All posters should be on display by 5:00 p.m. The room will be available after 3:00 PM.
    1. An easel, foam core board (display space measuring 4’ high and 6’ wide), and tacks to mount the poster will be available at the forum.
      The room will be available any time after 3:00 p.m.
    2. Residents/Fellows should be available with their poster from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
    3. Residents/Fellows are expected to be available briefly after the awards ceremony to help with take down of easels, etc.


  1. The program director is responsible for identifying one judge for every 1-2 submissions from the department. Program directors may be judges. Judges will not be assigned posters from their own department. If the program director chooses not to provide a judge, the poster may be exhibited, but will not be judged for prizes.
  2. Advance preparation is not necessary. However, judges receive the abstracts a few days before the forum so that they may look them over in advance if they prefer. Judges will be assigned 4-6 posters to review. They should conduct a short interview with the primary author and complete a short evaluation for each poster assigned. Judging takes place between 5:00-6:00 PM.


Patient Safety/Quality Improvement


Case Reports/Series

Fellow's Projects



Patient Safety/Quality Improvement
  --this category includes all types of research (case studies excluded) that deal with such things as: patient hand-offs/transitions of care, incorporating/improving protocols (hospital or outpatient), office flow, process improvement, patient/provider incentives, improving patient safety, or the many other areas that have to do with patient safety/quality improvement.

--this category includes, among other things: chart reviews, basic science, clinical interventions, translational research, medications, etc. It can also include surveys and medical pedagogical (education/teaching) research. It does NOT include case studies or case reports (separate category).
(It is recognized that some projects could be classified both in this category and in the Patient Safety/QI category. If the project could qualify as Pt Safety/QI, we encourage you to submit it under that category).

Case Reports/Series
    --this includes all case reports and case series projects. We strongly encourage these reports/series to be of the highest quality
Fellow's Projects
    --this category includes all types of research (including case reports/series) performed by fellows.




Dayton Area Graduate Medical Education Community

Albert F. Painter Jr., Psy.D.

Boonshoft School of Medicine
Wright State University
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton, OH 45435-0001


Lisa Boydston
Fax: 937.245.7955
E-mail: lisa.boydston@wspi.org


Wright State Physicians
725 University Boulevard
Fairborn, OH 45324
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