Events

Events


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VCU Calendar Events

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

SOM Lunchtime Learning: Designing Posters and Presentations

Noon
McGlothlin Medical Education Center

All members of the VCU community including fellows, housestaff & Inova and VAMC faculty are invited.  Lunch provided with RSVP at:  https://vcuhealth.libcal.com/event/3919663

By the end of this session, you will be able to:
* Identify essential design elements for creating slides for meeting, conference, and grand rounds presentations.
* Identify online resources that contain high-quality images and graphics for presentations.
* Recognize best practices for designing academic posters that visually summarize, communicate, and engage.
* Utilize PowerPoint as a design tool for preparing and printing academic posters.
* Locate and modify VCU and VCU Health brand templates for presentation and poster design.

Directions to workshop location: Visit the MCV Campus map available at http://www.maps.vcu.edu/pdfs/mcv_map.pdf.

For additional School of Medicine professional development resources, visit the iTeach Faculty Development website at http://go.vcu.edu/iteach

Friday, February 23, 2018

Health Disparities Roundtable

Noon
Larrick Student Center

The Center on Health Disparities invites you to lunch and learn about conflict of interest (COI) concerns for communities, research integrity, and you. Topics of research fraud and the impact of reproducibility will be discussed with the help of crazy-but-true stories. Lunch will be provided. RSVPs appreciated at alisa.brewer@vcuhealth.org

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Needs & Assets Assessment with Dr. James W. Altschuld

9:00am
Theater Row

The VCU Center on Health Disparities (CoHD) invites you to a live-stream presentation on “Needs & Assets Assessment.” 

The presenter, Dr. James W. Altschuld, is Professor Emeritus at Ohio State University, a renown author and researcher working on and presenting needs assessment (NA) for over three decades. He is editor and co-author of a 5 volume NA Kit published by SAGE in 2010, and the New Direction for Evaluation’s special issue on “Needs Assessment:  Trends and a View Toward the Future.”  His 9th book ties needs assessment to asset/capacity building. He has also been in the NA Topic Interest Group of the American Evaluation Association (AEA) since its founding and is the recipient of the Alva and Gunnar Myrdal Practice Award from AEA for his contribution to evaluation.

Space is limited. Please RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/O1w7h8bGLlcCBWJs2

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Film Screening: In Defense of Food

12:10pm
Hunton Student Center

"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." With that seven-word maxim, US-based journalist Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma) distils a career’s worth of reporting into a prescription for reversing the damage being done to people’s health by today’s industrially driven Western diet. In Defense of Food debunks the daily media barrage of conflicting claims about nutrition. Traveling the globe and exploring the supermarket aisles to illustrate the principles of his best-selling “eater’s manifesto,” Pollan offers a clear answer to one of the most confounding and urgent questions of our time: What should I eat to be healthy?

Participants are welcome to bring their lunch.

The screening will be followed by a brief discussion.

Registration is encouraged. Walk-ins are welcome.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Policy Forum: The Future of Transgender and Non Binary People

7:00pm
Cabell Library

This forum will focus on how public policies affect transgender and non binary people, covering a range of current day policy issues such as immigration, military readiness, criminal justice, and more. Our society is rapidly changing in ways that weren’t possible a decade ago. Gender identity is one of the issue areas that is quickly growing and changing, and this means that there are policy issues our society must, but has not yet, fully considered. This panel will serve as a contribution to that discussion with the goal of generating solutions to the challenges faced by people who are gender minorities.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Health Disparities Roundtable

Noon
Larrick Student Center

The Center on Health Disparities invites you to lunch and learn about health insurance and safety nets through the process and outcomes of affordable health care services administered by the Virginia Coordinated Care Program. Lunch will be provided. RSVPs appreciated at alisa.brewer@vcuhealth.org

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Medical Education Symposium: Celebrating Scholarship and Innovation

2:00pm
McGlothlin Medical Education Center

All members of the VCU community including fellows, housestaff & Inova and VAMC faculty are invited.  RSVP at:  https://vcuhealth.libcal.com/event/3919639

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify educational innovations and scholarship occurring at VCU School of Medicine.
  • Enhance knowledge and understanding of new approaches in medical education.
  • Network with faculty, trainees, and students interested in promoting educational excellence.

Directions to workshop location: Visit the MCV Campus map available at http://www.maps.vcu.edu/pdfs/mcv_map.pdf

For additional School of Medicine professional development resources, visit the iTeach Faculty Development website at http://go.vcu.edu/iteach

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Film Screening: Waiting to Inhale

12:10pm
Hunton Student Center

Waiting to Inhale examines the heated debate over marijuana and its use as medicine in the United States. At the time, twelve states have passed legislation to protect patients who used medical marijuana. Yet opponents claimed the medical argument was just a smokescreen for a different agenda– to legalize marijuana for recreation and profit. The documentary takes viewers inside the lives of patients who have been forever changed by illness—and parents who lost their children to addiction. The film sheds new light on how this controversy developed, serving as a historical watershed for the debate over the medical use of drugs that are otherwise considered dangerous and lacking medical benefits.

Participants are welcome to bring their lunch.

The screening will be followed by a brief discussion.

Registration is encouraged. Walk-ins are welcome.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

14th Annual Women's Health Research Day

1:00pm
Kontos Medical Sciences Building

Take advantage of this exciting opportunity to present your research and projects at the 14th Annual VCU Women’s Health Research Day on April 12, 2018.

Authors with original research are invited to submit poster abstracts in any research area that focuses on women’s health or sex/gender differences

Online abstract submission guidelines are available on our website.

Abstract Submission Deadline is January 26, 2018

Friday, April 27, 2018

26th Annual WISDM Leadership Conference: Models of Leadership - - Where Do You Fit?

Noon
Larrick Student Center

VCU community is invited including faculty, students, housestaff, post-docs, administrators, community practitioners and leaders to attend this half-day conference on the MCV Campus.  To register for the conference go to: https://vcu.cloud-cme.com/aph.aspx?P=5&EID=9015

* Remembering our history and honoring outstanding women leaders.

* Spotlight session from our own VCU School of Business Jean Gasen, Ph.D., PCC, Director for Leadership and Executive Coaching.

* Empowering lessons from leading women: Tools and tips for professional growth and leadership.

* Network with colleagues.

* All faculty, students, housestaff, postdocs, administrators, community practitioners and leaders are invited to attend this half-day conference on the MCV Campus.

* Join colleagues to gain skills and insights, renew energy, and invest in your professional career!

 

More details with registration available early February 2018. For information about the WISDM Leadership Conference, visit http://www.medschool.vcu.edu/wims/wisdm/leadershipconference/ or contact Kimberly Sanford, M.D., WISDM Faculty Organization President, kimberly.sanford@vcuhealth.org or Debbie Stewart, Conference Coordinator, SOM Office of Faculty Affairs, deborah.stewart@vcuhealth.org, 828-6591.

Sponsored by: VCU School of Medicine, VCU School of Dentistry VCU Health System, McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center