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2021 Research Retreat

After a hiatus in 2020, the Research Department is pleased to present our seventh annual VCOM Research Retreat. This event aims to assist our faculty in understanding the resources available to them and putting together a strong team with a focus on intercampus and interdisciplinary collaboration. We are dedicating significant time for faculty to present their current research endeavors that will facilitate discussions with other researchers and clinicians in attendance.

This retreat is an ideal prospect for all faculty to learn about and contribute to our ever-expanding scientific environment here at VCOM. This year, over 150 attendees from across our four-campus system, as well as colleagues from our clinical partners and associate institutions of higher learning, will be in attendance, making 2021 our largest retreat to date!

2021 VCOM Research Retreat Agenda 

 

Friday, December 3rd - Grand Ocean Terrace

6:00 – 7:30pm

Reception / Poster Display

 

6:30pm

Opening Remarks: State of Research at VCOM

P. Gunnar Brolinson, DO

Saturday, December 4th - Calibogue & Danner Room for Meeting

7:00 – 8:00am

Barnwell Room

Breakfast/Welcome

8:00 – 9:00am

Morning Keynote: Three Current Trends in Clinical Trial Design:
Implementation Science, Patient-Centeredness
and Pragmatic Studies

*CME Available*

Christine Goertz, DC, PhD

Professor of Musculoskeletal
Research, Duke Clinical Research Institute

9:00 – 10:00am

NIH Grants: A Look Down the Rabbit Hole

*CME Available*

Moderator: Skip Garner, PhD

Panelists:

Pawel Michalak, PhD

Chris Reilly, PhD

Pam VandeVord, PhD

10:00 – 10:15am

Break

10:15 – 11:00am

Anatomy of a Collaborative Proposal

*This is not a designated CME Program*

Moderator: Alexis Stoner, PhD

Panelists:

Randy Aldret, EdD

Darren Beck, PhD

Ron Januchowski, DO

Martin Levine, DO

11:00am – 12:00pm

MEDx Faculty Presentations

*This is not a designated CME Program*

Moderator: Jim Mahaney, PhD

12:00 – 1:00pm

Barnwell Room

Lunch

1:00 – 2:00pm

Afternoon Keynote: From Lab to Market, Commercializing
Medical Innovations

* This is not a designated CME Program*

Dede Willis, MBA, President & CEO

Orbit Genomics

2:00 – 2:15pm

Break

2:15 – 3:45pm

Barnwell Room

VCOM Research Player Draft

Focus Areas:

   Clinical Research

   Community-based Research  

   International Research

   Medical Education Research

   OMM/Musculoskeletal Research

   Precision Medicine

   Translational Research

*This is not a designated CME Program*

Moderator: Skip Garner, PhD

 

Leader: P. Gunnar Brolinson, DO

Leader: Alexis Stoner, PhD

Leader: Dean Sutphin, PhD

Leader: Larissa Collier, PhD

Leader: Al Kozar, DO

Leader: Dede Willis, MBA

Leader: Darren Beck, PhD

3:45 – 4:00pm

Avoiding Predatory Journals

*This is not a designated CME Program*

Skip Garner, PhD

4:00 – 6:00pm

Barnwell Room

Poster Session

*This is not a designated CME Program*

 

Sunday, December 5th - Calibogue & Danner Room for Meeting

7:00 – 8:00am

Barnwell Room

Breakfast

8:00 – 9:00am

Beyond the Red Tape: Reimagining the Role of Your Research Office
Please take a short survey prior to the presentation

*This is not a designated CME Program*

Debbie Geiger, CIP

P. Gunnar Brolinson, DO

9:00 – 9:45am

The Pandemic: A Once-in-a-Century Research Bonanza

*CME Available*

Pawel Michalak, PhD

9:45 – 10:00am

Break

10:00 – 11:00am

Engaging DO Students in Research

*CME Available*

 

Moderator: Hanna Sahhar, MD

Panelists:

P. Gunnar Brolinson, DO

Skip Garner, PhD

Joshua Hollingsworth, PharmD, PhD

Lindsay Tjiattas-Saleski, DO

11:00am – 12:00pm

MEDx Faculty Presentations

*This is not a designated CME Program*

Moderator: Jim Mahaney, PhD

12:00 – 12:15pm

Where we go from here: Top 5 All Star Ideas

P. Gunnar Brolinson, DO

 

The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide physician Continuing Medical Education. The 2021 VCOM Research Retreat is jointly sponsored by VCOM campuses in Virginia, South Carolina, Alabama, and Louisiana.