USA Resident and Fellow Exposition

The USA Resident and Fellow Exposition is an opportunity for residents and fellows to display their scholarly activities from research projects, improvement projects, and patient safety/advocacy projects. Projects will be presented in poster form on May 22, 2018, from 2 – 4 PM in the Conference Center of the Strada Patient Care Center, which is on the first floor of the building. 

Event Details
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Date: May 22, 2018

Time: 2 - 4 PM

Location: Conference Center (First Floor) in the Strada Patient Care Center, 1601 Center St, Mobile, AL 36604 

Poster Competition

A poster presentation is a graphic display of a project using text, graphs, tables, and photos on professionally printed posters. Posters with original content will be considered in the categories listed below. Posters will be considered for an award in only one category. The major portion of the project should have been performed by the first author as a trainee in a residency or fellowship program sponsored by the University of South Alabama. Projects should have been completed since July 1, 2016. While a “work in progress” will be accepted for display at the Expo, preferential consideration for the three awards will be given to completed projects. Literature reviews and case reports will not be considered for the poster competition.

Poster Categories 

Poster content should increase understanding of a disease, improve the diagnosis or treatment of a disease, or contribute to improving processes that promote health and patient outcomes, increase patient safety, or improve utilization of resources. Descriptions for types of scientific posters are as follows:

Clinical and Translational Research

Posters in the Research Category should include the project's objective, hypothesis, methods, data collection, and analysis. Research projects must have acquired appropriate IRB or other approval prior to starting the research project. This documentation should be included with the poster submission. Reference on the poster should be made to the IRB or other approval unless the project was exempt from such approval; this should be indicated on the poster. 

Quality Improvement and Performance Improvement

Since the USA Health System has adopted the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle format for improvement projects, posters in the Improvement Category should demonstrate the use of this quality improvement tool, including the project's aim statement, the planned intervention, the metrics used in data collection during the project, the outcome analysis, and the actions implemented as a result of the project. 

Patient Safety, Patient Education, and Patient Advocacy

The patient's experience should be at the heart of this poster with an emphasis on influencing patient outcomes. Posters focusing on patient safety should cover how the project contributed to improvements in patient safety and the delivery of consistently high quality safe care either quantitatively or qualitatively. The poster should provide evidence that the team’s work has considered existing best practice. If the poster focuses on the education and/or advocacy aspect, the poster should include content from an associated patient education campaign or advocacy efforts and evidence the impact of the project on the target population’s health. 

Clinical Vignettes

Clinical vignette posters are case-based (i.e. case reports) scientific posters that most often present a classic example of unusual process or an unusual presentation common condition. These posters frequently include Learning Objective(s), Case Information and Implications, and Discussion. Clinical Vignette posters will be displayed during the Expo, but this category will not be part of the poster competition.  


Judges for the poster competition will be selected for expertise in the areas of the three categories to include at least one USA faculty physician and one member of the USA Health System quality assurance staff. Judging criteria will include originality, significance, and presentation of content; visual impact and organization of the poster; and an interview with the author during the poster session.

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