The March 1 deadline is fast approaching if you plan to submit an abstract for consideration for the 20th annual Michigan State University Flint Area Medical Education Community Research Forum. The event takes place 7:30am to 5 pm Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at the Holiday Inn Gateway Centre, 5353 Gateway Centre Drive, Flint, Mich. But abstracts are due Thursday, March 1, 2018.
First, visit the website at http://www.msufame.msu.edu/index.php/researcher/community-research-forum/2017-research-forum to see the criteria for each type of research submission. Then carefully read the step-by-step instructions; enter your research team’s contact information, and submit the abstract into the appropriate category. You can edit it until the March 1, 2018, deadline.
Remember, the abstract itself will be judged in advance on scientific rigor to see which will be eligible for awards, so make sure it is accurate, thorough, and conveys the importance of your findings. The larger abstract size of 500-700 words should allow enough space to describe your project. Be sure to see the specific scoring criteria for case reports and studies. (All presenters - whether oral or poster - will receive feedback from evaluators after the forum.)
Don’t forget to have your IRB letter of approval ready for upload at time of submission (if required), or you cannot complete the process. Also, at Hurley be sure to have your program director or designated faculty review your abstract before submitting the abstract.
The annual community research forum is sponsored by Michigan State University Flint Area Medical Education, Hurley Medical Center, and two other area teaching hospitals.
Deadline: 11:56 pm Wednesday, March 1, 2018.