Resident and Fellows Research Course

The Resident & Fellows Research Course is designed to teach residents and fellows the fundamentals of developing and conducting a research study.  The course consists of a combination of didactic lectures and small group workshops.  The course is held in Block 5 of each academic year.

  1. Overview

    Throughout the 4-week course, residents will take an idea for a research project and develop a proposal.  There will be ample time set aside for independent work to ensure that residents make progress on their project.

    What is the Research Course and Resident Expectations 2022

    Guideline for Assignments

    Supervisor List

    Resident Intake Form - Due October 1, 2022

     

  2. Topics covered will include:

    • Defining a research question or project aim
    • Choosing the appropriate study design
    • Searching the medical literature
    • Defining hypotheses, objectives and outcome measures
    • Refining methods
    • Analyzing data – an introduction to biostatistics
    • Research Ethics
    • Overview of the application process for scientific and ethical review
    • Quality improvement project design and analysis

All participating residents in the Research Course are required to present a poster at Research Day. Senior General Pediatric residents and subspecialty residents are also invited to present posters or to enter the abstract competition for the opportunity to give an oral presentation. Prizes are given for the peer-reviewed top scoring poster in each session.

November 17, 2022 from 8:45am to 4:00pm in the ACH Conference Centre

Keynote Presentation by Dr. James Kellner

A Winding Road: Finding Satisfaction and Joy in Clinical Research

Biography: Dr. Jim Kellner is a pediatrician, infectious diseases specialist, vaccine researcher and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Calgary and Alberta Children’s Hospital. Dr. Kellner was Head of the Department of Pediatrics at the U of C and AHS Calgary Zone from 2008 to 2018. During this time the Department grew by 80% to over 400 members. Since then, he has returned to his academic focus on vaccine preventable infections, including COVID-19, through research and advisory work. He is a member of the federal COVID-19 Immunity Task Force and the Alberta Advisory Committee on Immunization. He has led and participated in several local and national COVID-19 research studies on immunity in children, vaccine safety and a vaccine clinical trial. Over more than 25 years, Dr. Kellner has led or participated in many studies of vaccine preventable infections, clinical trials and vaccine evaluation, funded by public organizations such as the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Public Health Agency of Canada, as well as pharmaceutical companies.

 

Detailed schedule available here.

Zoom Link - Audio only

Please complete the Research Day Evaluation Here

 

Poster Requirements

  1. Department of Pediatrics Resident Research Course Grant

    The Department of Pediatrics Resident Research Course supports residents and subspecialty residents in the Department of Pediatrics to receive small funding amounts (up to $500) to cover small expenses associated with the completion of their research or QI academic projects.  These funds are available to residents who do not have an alternative source of funding for their projects and whose projects are not funded by their supervisor.  Residents with funding needs greater than $500 should consider applying for alternative funding, such as an ACHRI Small Research Grant.  Please note that travel expenses are not eligible for funding.

    Applications should be submitted along with your final research proposal on November 18, 2022. 

    Application Form

  2. ACHRI Trainee Small Research Grant

    Available to trainees of ACHRI members. Funding available up to $3,000. 

    Check out the information on the ACHRI website. 

  3. Resident Education Scholars Program

    The Resident Education Scholars Program (RESP) is a joint initiative between Postgraduate Medical Education and the Office of Health and Medical Education Scholarship, designed to support and advance Cumming School of Medicine resident interest and expertise in educational scholarship.

Schedule

Calendar

Lectures will be linked each morning if available. 

November 7

9:00 am: Working with Administrative Data

10:00 am: Creating Posters: The good, the bad and the ugly

11:00 am: Budget and Timeline

3:00 pm: Practical Tips for Recruitment

November 8

10:00 am: Applications of Simulation-based Research in Pediatrics

12:00 pm: Ethical Issues

2:00 pm: Presenting your Results

November 9

10:30 am: Study D&A: Case Control Studies

1:30 pm: Survey Design/Analysis

3:00 pm: Extra Qualitative Session

Who We Are

Course Committee

Dr. Jennifer Thull-Freedman
E: jennifer.thull-freedman@ahs.ca

Dr. Serena Orr
E: serena.orr@ahs.ca

Dr. Gerry Giesbrecht
E: ggiesbre@ucalgary.ca

Research Course Coordinator

Jolene Haddad
E: jolene.haddad@ahs.ca
T: 587-943-2605