Research & Innovations in Health Sciences: From Bench-top to Bedside




Friday, March 6, 2015

WSU Health Sciences Spokane
Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences Building, 1st floor lobby

All Students and Faculty Researchers:

Join us at the 10th Annual Inland Northwest Research Symposium for an interdisciplinary program highlighting current research and innovations in the Health Sciences. Interact with distinguished faculty and developing scholars from a variety of disciplines presenting novel research. Attend poster presentations and selected oral presentations followed by thought provoking discussion with experienced scholars.

Developing and experienced scholars are invited to submit abstracts of completed research with an interdisciplinary and/or interprofessional foci for a poster presentation. Meta-analyses, innovative projects, and completed pilot projects are also welcomed.

Program Highlights from 2015

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Poster Presentations 

(light lunch and refreshments served)

1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Oral Presentations

4 p.m.-5 p.m.

Dr. Spach


Presented by:
David H. Spach, MD

Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases

University of Washington

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Important information for poster presenters:

Researchers are asked to stand by their posters on:
Friday, March 6 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

For more information, contact Bethany Fruci.


Abstracts Due February 9, 2015

Submit Abstracts »

Abstract Evaluation Rubric (PDF) »

Sample Abstract (PDF) »

Abstract Submission Information

All developing scholars and scholars are encouraged to submit abstracts. Empirical work based on quantitative methods and/or qualitative methods will be considered. Qualitative methods include interviewing, fieldwork, and interpretation of existing data sets.

Submission Format:

Individuals may present only one abstract as a primary or presenting author.

Abstracts shoulde be limited to 250-words and be written for an educated lay audience. If you have an existing poster containing an abstract of a highly technical nature, that abstract may remain as part of your presentation; however, for this event the submitted abstract should be written for a general audience and be free of jargon.  The abstract must demonstrate work that is of scientific, scholarly, or creative significance

The abstract must contain these basic elements:

  1. The abstract must describe original research, scholarship, or creative activity.
  2. For creative projects: The creative endeavor must be clearly described in the abstract. Methods used to accomplish the creative activity must be described and any program notes that help put the creative endeavor or process into perspective should be included.
  3. For scientific projects: A goal or hypothesis for the project must be clearly stated, results summarized and a conclusion reached.

Abstracts that are proposals for future work are not acceptable. The abstract should reflect completed work. Some of the work may still be in progress (and is likely still in progress), but the abstract should report on what has been done so far. It is acceptable to indicate in the abstract "next steps" as long as the completed steps are clearly described.

Projects may have been previously presented at a professional conference, but not at a previous WSU event. Abstracts must demonstrate scientific, scholarly, or creative significance.

Submissions from students must include the name of a faculty member as a sponsor or co-author. Students should not submit work completed during internships affiliated with non-Washington State University organizations.

Abstract Review

Each abstract is reviewed by a minimum of two faculty members.  If there is disagreement between those reviewers, the abstract is sent to a third reviewer. 

Depending on available space, not all accepted abstracts will be invited to participate in the Symposium.

  • Abstract Notification:  
    • Confirmation of acceptance will be sent electronically by the week of February 16th, 2015th.

For more information on abstract submission, please contact Bethany Fruci.

Developing Scholars

new researchers or students who have not yet achieved their doctorate


academic faculty, community scientists, professionals and the general public who are experienced researchers



Graphics request form (PDF) »

Poster size

The preferred size of posters is 48 inches wide by 44 inches high, however posters displayed previously at professional meetings during the past calendar year are welcome, regardless of size (please indicate poster size on the submission form in order for the committee to allow adequate space). However, if you are making a poster specifically for this event, please limit the poster size to 48 inches wide by 44 inches high in order to allow for greater participation by the University community.

It's a GREAT idea to have your poster printed
2 weeks ahead of time to avoid the rush.

Printing Services »

Bonnie Cooper with Information Technology, is available to print your poster. Contact bonnie.cooper@wsu.edu or by phone 324-7228, for rates and further information.



Free Public Lecture

Friday, March 6, 2015 | 4 p.m.

WSU Health Sciences Spokane, Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences Building, 1st floor lobby


Dr. Spach

Presented by:
David H. Spach, MD

Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases

University of Washington

About the Lecture:

HIV 2015 State-of-the-Art Update

  • Progress in Vaccine Development
  • New Prevention Strategies
  • Treatment Update
  • Quest for Cure
About David H. Spach, MD:

Dr. Spach is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is also the Principal Investigator and Clinical Director of the Northwest HIV/AIDS Education and Training Center. He has published in numerous medical resources, including The New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, The Annals of Internal Medicine, Emerging Infectious Diseases, The Journal of Infectious Diseases, Up-to-Date, and Harrison’s Textbook of Medicine. Dr. Spach is editor-in-chief of HIV Web Study (www.hivwebstudy.org), Hepatitis Web Study (www.hepwebstudy.org), and Hepatitis C Online (www.hepatitisc.uw.edu). He has received multiple teaching honors, including the 2010 Ryan White National AIDS Education and Training Center Award, the University of Washington Department of Medicine Paul Beeson teaching award, and the University of Washington Outstanding Faculty CME Award.

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