Seventh Annual Forum on
Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism
Virtual Program - Saturday, February 6, 2021
The EFF Research Forum is a Continuing Medical Education Program for Junior Faculty and Fellows organized in conjunction with the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. This program is usually held in the Dallas, Texas area and selection for this program is based on EFF grant applications and availability. Due to COVID-19, we are changing up the format and expanding the opportunity to all Endocrine Fellows!
The 2021 Forum will be held virtually on Saturday, February 6, 10:00am - 5:30pm Eastern Time.
The one-day, online program will include project presentations from 2019 EFF grant awardees, a poster session open to all fellows, expert faculty lectures, and peer and faculty networking.
Expert Faculty include: Silva Arslanian, MD; Charles Burant, MD, PhD; Ralph A. DeFronzo, MD; Derek LeRoith, MD, PhD; and Program Chair Mark W. Stolar, MD.
Presenting Faculty include: Samantha Adamson, MD, PhD; Stef Alexopoulos, MD; Ryan Brady, MD; Brittany Bruggeman, MD; Arwa Elsheikh, MBBS; Jacob Kohlenberg, MD; Melissa Lechner, MD, PhD; Lauren Richter, MD; Ankit Shah, MD; and Gregory Westcott, MD.
Identify new areas of diabetes and cardiometabolic disorder research that offer new inroads to effective therapies.
Identify key components to be included in diabetes and cardiometabolic disorders, basic science, and clinical research.
Discuss research study designs that may improve on current approaches to the management of diabetes and cardiometabolic disorders.
Enhance skills in scientific thought and discussion through mentor and group-driven discussion of research and presentations.
Develop skills in generating a research grant proposal from hypothesis generation to grant submission.
Demonstrate how to generate research hypotheses de novo and build into a real-time project under the direction of an expert faculty mentor.
Develop a better understanding of "what it takes" to become an expert researcher in diabetes and cardiometabolic disease and to develop a career in academic medicine.
Enhance research presentation skills in a peer-reviewed setting.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Endocrine Fellows Foundation. The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
2021 Credit Designation Statement:
The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This educational activity is supported by unrestricted educational grants from: AstraZeneca and Medtronic.
2020 Forum Working Groups