The Institute for Integration of Medicine & Science (IIMS) is proud to present the virtual 2020 Community Engagement Symposium: Strategies for Community Resiliency and Recovery for 2021 and Beyond on Saturday, November 7, 2020. Together, patients, families, communities,
and researchers alike will learn virtually how we can work together to design, implement, and share quality research that addresses community health concerns.
We are seeking poster and oral presentation abstracts from individuals who are or would like to be part of a community-campus research partnership.
Poster abstract topics are unrestricted; however, preference will be given to community-engaged research projects. Selected poster presenters will create a traditional research poster (PowerPoint/PDF format); however, printing is not required. Thereafter, posters will be presented via an on-line video
sharing platform during the Community Engagement Symposium. Posters will be judged (1st - 3rd place and "People's Choice Award") based on:
abstract relevance including how the community is or could be engaged in your research;
information is presented in a clear and concise manner that is easy for both researchers and non-researchers to understand; and
the importance and timeliness of the health research topic and findings to both researchers and the community.
Abstracts for oral presentations should address one or more of the following: Success and Challenges in Community-Engaged Research and/or Current COVID-19 Research Initiatives. Selected oral presentations will be livestreamed on the day of the symposium.
Abstracts are due on October 5, 2020.
GUIDELINES AND REQUIREMENTS
Abstracts are limited to 350 words or less. Charts, graphs, and special characters are not accepted in this online submission. Abstracts may be structured as follows:
1. Background – Describe your objectives, hypothesis, or a description of the problem? If applicable, what is the history of your community-campus partnership?
2. Significance – Why is your project important?
3. Methods - How was the project conducted? Describe the design, participants, procedures, measures, and statistical analyses.
4. Findings – Summarize the results.
5. Conclusions – What was the main outcome? What are the next steps? How could involving community members or researchers improve your future projects?
Abstracts will be reviewed and selected by the IIMS Community Engagement Symposium Planning Committee.
Selected presenters will be notified no later than the week of October 12th.