6th Annual Englewood Health Research Day: Request for Abstracts

The 6th Annual EH Institution-Wide Research Day will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2020. All members of the Englewood Hospital community are invited to submit an abstract for consideration as an oral or poster presentation. Residents, students, nurses, faculty members, and staff are encouraged to submit their scholarly activity in abstract form.

Abstracts accepted for presentation at other meetings this academic year should be submitted for EH Research Day. Abstracts submitted as manuscripts and accepted for publication should not be submitted.

Approximately five abstracts will be selected for oral presentations in the Auditorium at 8:00 AM. A panel of judges will review the oral abstracts and choose the best abstract and runner-up.
Judges will then review the posters from 9:30 to 11:30 AM and choose the best posters within the categories of Clinical Vignettes, Clinical Research, and Quality Improvement/Patient Safety/Education Research. Cash prizes will be awarded.

Abstracts may be submitted until Monday, March 16th, 2020 at 07:59 AM, to Jessica Carreira, Medical Education Coordinator, at

Please note the abstract length requirements this year as follows:

Clinical Vignettes

  • Introduction: 800 characters maximum
  • Case Report: 2400 characters maximum
  • Discussion: 500 characters maximum

Clinical Research, Quality Improvement, or Education Projects

  • Introduction: 800 characters maximum
  • Methods: 800 characters maximum
  • Results: 1200 characters maximum
  • Conclusion: 800 characters maximum

Submissions must include a faculty mentor. Each abstract may have a maximum of three authors plus a faculty member. Please review your abstract carefully for spelling or other grammatical errors. Faculty members should review all abstracts before submission.

Submissions are welcome in any of the following categories:

  • Clinical Research: original research related to patient care. Projects may include prospective or retrospective studies. Research may include but is not limited to a focus on diagnosis, therapy, prognosis, incidence/prevalence of disease, or clinical outcomes.
  • Quality Improvement/Patient Safety: original research related to improving the quality of patient care or to improving patient safety; may be prospective or retrospective.
  • Education Research: original research including but not limited to developing new educational programs and/or to assessing the effectiveness or impact of current programs.
  • Clinical Vignettes/Case Reports: Clinical Vignettes are reports of clinical cases that provide insight into clinical practice. The abstract should include a description of the case or vignette, a brief review of past published relevant cases, and a discussion of why the case or vignette is unique and how it adds to past published literature. It may address implications for subsequent developments in clinical practice, teaching, or research.

The following criteria will be considered in judging the abstracts:

  • For Clinical Vignettes: Originality, Significance, Presentation, Scientific Merit
  • For Clinical Research, Quality Improvement, and Patient Safety abstracts: Originality, Significance, Presentation, Methods

Authors who have been chosen to present their abstract orally will be notified by April 15th. Instructions for poster size and production will follow then as well.

For recommendations on writing an abstract, download this article.

Please contact Dr. Jon Shammash or Jessica Carreira at 201-894-3575 if you have questions.