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Internal Medicine Research Day - POSTPONED

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In light of the growing concerns around COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the Internal Medicine Research Day event on April 7th. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution, the new university event policy, and for the safety of our attendees.

Thank you to everyone who submitted their abstracts and the support of this great event. We appreciate all of the hard work that the Research Day Committee, volunteers, and staff have put into this event. Thank you for your understanding and we will make sure to keep the department updated on any future dates.

Harvey Alter
Harvey J. Alter, MD, MACP
Distinguished NIH Investigator

The Department of Internal Medicine will celebrate its inaugural Research Day on Tuesday, April 7th, 2020.

Research Day is a celebration and showcase of the research achievements of the Department’s faculty, residents and students. The program will feature a plenary lecture, poster sessions, oral presentations and a reception.

The Department warmly welcomes Dr. Harvey Alter, MD, MACP Distinguished NIH Investigator Emeritus, as this year’s plenary speaker. Dr. Alter has played a key role in the discovery of two hepatitis viruses, namely hepatitis B virus (HBV) and the non-A, non-B virus, later designated the hepatitis C virus (HCV). In long-term prospective studies, Dr. Alter helped define the natural history of NANB/HCV infection and proved its frequent progression to chronic hepatitis and its evolution to cirrhosis and liver related mortality.

Research Day 2020 Program

10 – Noon: Poster Session 1 – Ad Astra Room, 5th Floor Event Space, Health Education Building
12:30 – 1:30 pm: Plenary Session – Dr. Harvey Alter, Health Education Building B104
1:30 – 2:45 pm: Oral Presentations – Health Education Building B104
3:00 – 4:00 pm: Poster Session 2 – Ad Astra Room, 5th Floor Event Space, Health Education Building
4:30 – 5:30 pm: Cocktail Reception & Awards – Ad Astra Room, 5th Floor Event Space, Health Education Building

General Information:

Abstracts received after the March 2nd, 2020 deadline will not be accepted and incomplete abstracts will be considered ineligible for inclusion.

Abstracts must be submitted online through the abstract submission site. A word document upload of the abstract using the provided template is required using 11 pt. Arial font with 1-inch margins. The body of the abstract is limited to 350 words. No faxed copies, discs, thumb drives or email submissions will be accepted.

All submitted abstracts must follow these formatting guidelines as these will be the abstracts published in the Research Day 2020 Booklet. The abstract submission template can be found below and on the submission link at the bottom of this page:

Multiple abstract submissions will be allowed. Posters must fit in a 48 x 48 inch space.

No abstracts previously submitted to Research Day 2019 will be accepted. If you did not submit to Research Day 2019, the abstract must be created within the last 2 years.

Presenting authors will be assigned a 1-hour window to be present at their posters for judging.


All Internal Medicine faculty, residents and fellows are eligible to participate in this research day. Additionally, all medical students with an interest in internal medicine are eligible as well.


  • Best poster for basic science research
  • Best poster for clinical and translational research
  • Best poster for case report/clinical vignettes
  • Best poster for patient safety/quality improvement research
  • Best poster for education research

Oral Presentations:

A select number of abstracts describing highly impactful research will be selected for a 10 min oral presentation in addition to poster presentation. If you would like to be considered for an oral presentation, please indicate it in the abstract submission form and explain why this work is significant.

Abstract Guidelines:


  • The title should be brief, but long enough to identify clearly the nature of the study.
  • Do not include authors in the title.


  • Indicate the name (last, first) and location of the institution where the work was done.
  • If an author's name appears on more than one abstract, it must be identical on each abstract.
  • Authors may submit more than one abstract.
  • The presenting author will receive all notifications and communications related to the accepted abstract(s), and is responsible for informing all co-authors of acceptance.
  • Author Disclosure: By submitting an abstract to be considered for presentation at Research Day, you agree to comply with KUMC’s Individual Financial Conflict of Interest and the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support.

Abstract Body

The body of the abstract must include the following sections:

  • Introduction: summarize the purpose, scope and objectives of the study or research.
  • Methods: describe the methods used to measure your study/research.
  • Results: A summary of the results obtained.
  • Conclusion: A statement of conclusions reached in your study or research. Do not simply state "The results will be discussed."
  • Funding Sources: will not be included in the word count.

Abstract Size

  • The abstract size is limited to 350 words (11pt Arial Font, 1-inch margins, single spaced) in the abstract body, with an option of up to one image for inclusion in addition to the 350 words.
  • Please do not include more than one table or graphic, limited in size to 2" height by 3" width.

Poster Size:

  • Poster sizes will not exceed 4 feet wide x 4 feet tall



The abstract submission period has closed. 


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2019 Research Day Highlights

Partially Sponsored by the School of Medicine Bohan Visting Professor Program

Last modified: Mar 13, 2020