Department of Medicine

Research Day

Thursday, May 24, 2018

The Annual Department of Medicine Research Day will take place on Thursday, May 24, 2018 and is one the department’s largest events showcasing over 90 graduate students, 30 postdoctoral fellows and 292 residents’ research being conducted over the past year. 

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Richard Leigh, MBChB, MSc, PhD, FCP (SA), FRCPC
Professor and Head, Department of Medicine
Cumming School of Medicine
University of Calgary

Richard Leigh is a physician-scientist and the Chair of the Department of Medicine in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary.

He obtained his medical degree from the University of Cape Town, and subsequently undertook specialist and sub-specialist training in Internal Medicine and Pulmonology at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. This was followed by further research training in the areas of airway inflammation, asthma and COPD at McMaster University in Canada, where obtained a Masters degree in Health Research Methodology and a PhD in Medical Sciences.

Dr. Leigh’s areas of interest include understanding the basic mechanisms underlying airway remodeling in asthma, the assessment of airway inflammation and early phase clinical trials in asthma and COPD. His clinical practice focuses on severe asthma and other airways diseases, and he previously served as the Division Chief of Respiratory Medicine prior to being appointed as the Chair of the Department of Medicine in 2016. 

Oral Presentations

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Classroom D (WMC 2F1.04 )

Oral Presentation Schedule / Submit Presentation

Each oral presenter will be given 10 minutes to present their research followed by 5 minutes of Q&A from the judges and audience. There will be a practice session the day before, Wednesday May 23rd, 2018 between 1:15 – 3:00 p.m. in Classroom D (WMC 2F1.04). 

*Please note the computer that the presentations will be loaded onto will be a PC with Windows 10 and Microsoft PowerPoint 2016. If you are creating your presentation on a Mac it’s highly recommended you get it in for testing as soon as possible.

*Please also note the practice session is not the time to make changes to your presentation or to submit a new version. The use of the computer/projector is on a first come, first serve basis so there is not time to make changes as this could cut into someone else’s time to practice.

Poster Presentations

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. John W. Scott Health Sciences Library (Lower-Level), WMC 2K3.28

Poster Board Assignments

Posters will be adjudicated by faculty members of the DoM at random between 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Please be sure to be available for the judges. If you are not present when they arrive, your poster will not be adjudicated and you will be ineligible for the prize. Poster boards will be available on Wednesday May 23rd, 2018 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. to set up your poster. Poster boards are 4’ high by 6’ wide so create your poster accordingly. Posters will be on exhibit all day on Thursday May 24th, 2018 and it will be your responsibility to remove your poster from the board after 4:00 p.m. Any posters left on the board after will be discarded. 

Scoring Criteria

  1. Clarity and Justification of the Research Question/Hypothesis
  2. Appropriateness of the Methods Used to Answer the Question/Hypothesis
  3. Validity and Relevance of the Results to the Question/Hypothesis
  4. Quality of the Discussion and Conclusion
  5. Innovation Impact
  6. Visual Layout and Visual Impact of the Poster
  7. Oral Responses to the Adjudicators’ Questions

Research Day Prizes

The top scoring oral & poster presentations will be awarded $500 in each category at the Award Ceremony as follows:

1st Prize Graduate Student Oral Presentation
1st Prize Graduate Student/Postdoctoral Fellow Poster Presentation

1st Prize Core/Subspecialty Resident/Postdoctoral Fellow Oral Presentation
1st Prize Core/Subspecialty Resident Poster Presentation

To be eligible for prizes, the trainees must be engaged in research within the Department of Medicine or have a supervisor/co-supervisor affiliated with the Department of Medicine as one of the following:

  • a graduate student enrolled in a graduate program of study;
  • a postdoctoral fellow (post-PhD);
  • a post-health professional degree fellow (e.g. core internal medicine resident, senior subspecialty resident, clinical and/or research fellow)

Paul Man Award

The Paul Man Award is in honor of Dr. Paul Man, Division Director of Pulmonary Medicine from 1986 to 2001 for his exceptional contribution to translational research. Upon selecting to be considered for the Paul Man Award, each trainee is required to submit one-paragraph describing their contribution to translational research. Please click here for details.

Translational Research Fellowship Award

Announcement of the Translational Research Fellowship Award followed by a 15-minute presentation by the award winner on their paper.

1:00 – 1:15 p.m. Classroom D (WMC 2F1.04)

Award Ceremony

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Bernard Snell Hall, Upper Foyer

The prizes for each category will be presented to the trainees along with the Paul Man Award by the Chair of the Department of Medicine, Graduate Education Advisor and Residency Program Director.

Official certificates will be presented at the DoM Annual Dinner.