Symposium Agenda

 7:45 - 8:45 a.m.
Teaching Academy Breakfast*


 8:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
CENTILE Colloquium*

Hosted by GUMC’s Center for Innovation and Leadership in Education (CENTILE), the Colloquium for Educators in the Health Professions is an opportunity for everyone from across the system focused on education to gather, share ideas, and learn together. Special emphasis this year is on the theme of the learning environment. It will feature presentations from faculty, staff, and trainees.

Teaching Scholars Presentations
Two recently graduated scholars will present their medical education projects. 

Location: White Oak

 1 – 2 p.m. / 2 – 3 p.m.

Afternoon Sessions*

These optional workshops are intended to provide small group educational sessions hosted by experts from the MedStar Health and Georgetown community. Each session focuses on a specific academic topic and is open to all Symposium attendees. Seats will be reserved for those who pre-register for the event and workshops repeat so that attendees can join two sessions. (Workshop location in parentheses.)

  • Abstracts, Manuscripts, Journals – Oh, my! (White Oak)
  • Advancing Your Academic Career: Think Holistically, Act Strategically (Glen Echo)
  • Demystifying the IRB (Timberlawn)
  • Ensuring Equity, Inclusion & Diversity in Education & Research (Forest Glen)
  • Everything You Forgot About Stats 101 (Linden Oak)
  • How to “Thrive” in Well-being Education & Research (Middlebrook)
  • Scholarly Approach to Curriculum Design – An Introduction (Great Falls(workshop will not repeat) 
  • So, you want to do research? A primer on how to get started. (Brookside B)
  • Tips for Funding Success (Brookside A)

Pre-registration was required for these workshops. All workshops are 50 minutes and will be repeated from 2 – 3 p.m.

Workshop details can be found here.

 1 – 3 p.m.

Academic Chair Meet & Greet
Academic Chairs look forward to meeting with faculty from across the system and other members of their departments. This is a great opportunity to discuss GUMC faculty appointments, promotions, and other academics activities.

Location: Grand Foyer

 1 – 5 p.m.

Exhibit Hall

A variety of programs will showcase their work and resources for attendees.

  • CBIDS (Center for Biostatistics, Informatics and Data Science) 
  • CENTILE (Center for Innovation and Leadership in Education) 
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion & Health Equity Hub  
  • Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science  
  • Joint Masters' Programs  
  • MedStar Health Teaching & Research Scholars   
  • MedStar-Georgetown Journals 
  • Leadership Opportunities for Residents/Fellows   
  • MedStar Institute for Innovation 
  • Nursing Research at MedStar Health 
  • Philanthropy  
Location: Grand Foyer

 2 – 2:45 p.m.

Research Scholars Presentations 
*will be broadcast to Grand Ballroom for overflow*
Recently graduated scholars present their clinical research projects.
  • Victoria Lai, MD, MS, FACS
    Division of Endocrine Surgery
    MedStar Washington Hospital Center

  • Leila Shobab, MD
    Research Affiliate - Cancer Host Interaction
    Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Location: White Flint Amphitheater

 3 – 4 p.m.

Resident & Fellow Oral Presentations 
*will be broadcast to Grand Ballroom for overflow*
The top scoring resident and fellow abstracts are invited to give brief oral presentations on their research.

Syed Qadri
(PGY-2, PM&R) 
- EEG Correlates of Motor Function Recovery During the Critical Period Window Post Stroke

James Johns (PGY-3, ENT) 
- The Impact of COVID-19 and Vaccination Status on Outcomes in Head and Neck Cancer Patients

Joseph Atarere (PGY-1, IM/Baltimore) 
- The digital divide in the use of social media among cancer survivors

Timothy Holleran (PGY-4, Surg/DC)
- Factors Associated with Delays in Definitive Resection for Colon Cancer

Amy Safadi (PGY-5, Neuro/MS)  
- Use of COVID-19 prevention therapy Evusheld in patients with multiple sclerosis: A retrospective observational study

Location: White Flint Amphitheater

 4 – 5:15 p.m.

Abstract Presentations & Moderated Poster Sessions

The main ballroom opens to showcase peer-reviewed abstract presentations from across MedStar Health and Georgetown University. Ranging from health services research to critical care to orthopedics, all departments and entities are represented by investigators, collaborative teams, residents, and fellows. Also featured during this time is a moderated poster session. 

Location: Grand Ballroom

 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Main Stage Presentations & Keynote Address

Hear remarks from our MedStar Health and Georgetown University academic leaders while they also highlight the work of several members of both institutions. The keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable, director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health. 

Welcome & Remarks 
Stephen Evans, MD
Executive Vice President, Medical Affairs
Chief Medical Officer, MedStar Health

Remarks and Award Presentation
Neil J. Weissman, MD
Chief Scientific Officer, MedStar Health 
President, MedStar Health Research Institute
Jamie S. Padmore, DM, MSc
Vice President, Academic Affairs, MedStar Health
Professor & Senior Associate Dean, Medical Education
Georgetown University Medical Center

Keynote Address
Eliseo Pérez-Stable, MD
Director, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
National Institutes of Health

Closing Remarks
Stephen Evans, MD

Location: Grand Ballroom

 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Philanthropy Reception
MedStar Philanthropy team invites all attendees to celebrate the Gift of Gratitude at a post-Symposium cocktail reception.

Location: Veranda

*Pre-registration required for these sessions