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15th Annual Women's Health Research Day
April 9, 2019

Larrick Center Court End Ballroom

Women's Health Research Day, 2019

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
1:30 – 4:30 pm
Larrick Center Court End Ballroom
MCV Campus

1:30-3:00 pm
Symposium
“Sex Matters: At the Bench and the Bedside”

Why Sex Matters
Gretchen Neigh, PhD
Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology
Director of Translational Research, Institute for Women’s Health

Translating Sex Differences in Opioid Abuse from Humans to Rats
Matthew Banks, PhD
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Sex Differences in Vascular Protection
Ryan Garten, PhD
Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences

3:00 – 3:15 pm Poster Awards Ceremony
Best Poster Awards in Basic, Clinical and Translational, Community and Public Health Research
Elizabeth Ann Fries Young Investigator Award
Building Interdisciplinary Bridges in Women’s Health Research

3:15 – 4:30 pm Poster Session and Reception
Women’s Health Research Day is a celebration and promotion of research activities in Women's Health at VCU. All VCU faculty, residents, students, staff, and community members interested in women’s health research are encouraged to attend. Do not miss this opportunity to network with colleagues and potential collaborators. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required. Onsite registration will be available from 1:00pm to 1:30pm on the day of the event.
For questions, contact Benoit Meyrieux at 827-1200 or benoit.meyrieux@vcuhealth.org

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION


CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: EXTENDED

March 11, 2019

Take advantage of this exciting opportunity to present your research and projects at the 14th Annual VCU Women’s Health Research Day on April 9, 2019. This year’s event will be held in the Larrick Center Court End Ballroom, 900 Turpin Street, on the MCV campus. VCU Maps: Larrick Center

Authors with original research are invited to submit poster abstracts in any research area that focuses on women’s health or sex/gender differences. Awards will be given for best posters in basic science, clinical and translational research and community and public health research. The best overall poster by a junior investigator will be selected to win the Elizabeth Fries Young Investigator Award. In addition, a Building Interdisciplinary Bridges in Women’s Health Research award will be given to the poster that best demonstrates interdisciplinary collaboration in women’s health.

Abstract Submission Guidelines   

Abstract submissions are welcome from junior and senior investigators in all areas focused on women’s health or sex/gender differences. Authors with original research, including basic science, clinical, translational, epidemiology, health behavior, prevention, community health or health services research are encouraged to apply. Interdisciplinary research projects that demonstrate broad collaboration across disciplines are highly encouraged. Abstracts will be reviewed for research originality, scientific rigor, and women’s health relevance. Recently presented research is acceptable.

Who can submit?

Any member of the VCU community or community partners working with VCU faculty/students with original research on women’s health or sex/gender differences.

Online Submission Format:

Abstract submissions will only be accepted via this online submission form below:

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FORM

Awards:

Recognition will be given for best posters by junior investigators in three categories: basic science, clinical and translational research and community and public health research; one of these three will be selected as the best poster by a junior investigator and will win the Elizabeth Fries Young Investigator Award. Eligible investigators include graduate students, medical students, residents, postdoctoral fellows, research associates, and junior faculty (instructors and assistant professors) who played a major role in the project design, conduct and analysis.

A "Building Interdisciplinary Bridges in Women’s Health Research Award" will be given to the poster that best demonstrates interdisciplinary collaboration in women’s health. This award is open to investigators at all levels.   

Awards include a monetary travel stipend to support the recipient’s professional development in advancing their women’s health research career. Each award provides $1,000 towards reimbursement for registration and/or travel to a professional conference, to present the recipient’s current women’s health research. Award recipients must be employed at VCU or a VCU student at the time in which the award is redeemed.

Posters will be judged on the following criteria:

    • Topic relevance (women’s health or sex/gender differences)
    • Appropriateness of research design and methods
    • Relevance of study results
    • Innovation and creativity
    • Clarity and format of poster 
    • Evidence of interdisciplinary collaboration
    • Authors from several departments or schools

Other guidelines:

  • Abstract information is limited to 2500 total characters (approximately 350 words). Author information does not count toward the total characters. We strongly advise you to draft the abstract in a Word document first and then copy and paste text into the online submission form.  Once you have begun to complete the submission form, you cannot save it and return to it. If you find that you need to exit the submission form, you will need to start over again. Because of the text format of the online submission, please avoid using symbols and special characters.

  • Abstracts must be submitted in the correct format including completing all the following sections:

    • Poster Title, Background, Objectives, Methods, Results, and Conclusion

  • Presenting Author: Only one abstract will be accepted from a presenting author.  Only the presenting author will be contacted regarding the abstract acceptance.  There is no limit on the number of abstracts in which authors can be included as a co-author.

  • Abstracts will be published as submitted. Please proofread your abstract carefully before submitting. Check for spelling and typographical errors, completeness, etc.

  • Poster categories basic science, clinical and translational research, and community  research definitions

 

For more information contact: Benoit Meyrieux: meyrieuxb@vcu.edu


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