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26th Annual Research Forum - April 26, 2018

Every year, the KU School of Medicine-Wichita holds a Research Forum for students, residents and faculty, as well as anyone interested in community health and medical research, to present and discuss research projects and facilitate research collaboration.



Keynote Speaker

James ReaJames Rea
Communications coach and consultant
Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science

Mr. Rea specializes in helping scientists, engineers, and other technical experts reach their key audiences with clear, engaging stories. James started on this path nearly 20 years ago, when he took on a communications role with the U.S. EPA's Design for the Environment Program. In 1998 James left the EPA to bring stories of science and sustainability to a wider audience as an independent reporter and producer for National Public Radio. His work aired on NPR affiliate stations around the country, most often reaching listeners via the airwaves of WAMU 88.5 FM in Washington, D.C. In 2001, James began his own communications consulting practice, putting his skills to work for a variety of clients, including the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), the American Chemical Society's Green Chemistry Institute, the Center for Green Chemistry & Green Engineering at Yale, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. James continues this work now as an instructor for Alda Center workshops, driven by his passion for helping scientists, engineers and other technical experts share their inspiring and vitally important work with the world.

Case Reports

This year we are following the American College of Physicians (ACP) guidelines for case reports. We will highlight the importance of case reports for medical education through breakout sessions and a case report e-poster session. For helpful articles and checklists about presenting a case report, visit the ACP website.

Also try these examples of good case report posters:

Clear, Concise, Bulleted Conclusion

Use of Images and a Take Home Message

For a critical article regarding the importance of case reports, try Lack of Data.


For tips on how to create your poster and what content to include, click here. If your project was funded, be sure to acknowledge your funding source. Public Affairs has templates available to assist you in creating your poster.

Research Poster Templates

Questions regarding the forum can be directed to the Office of Research at

Last modified: Jan 22, 2019