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Last year, the Advocate Research and Innovation Forum 2013 at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital was a success, with over 190 attendees, and 91 posters summarizing scholarly works including case reports, case series, quality, safety, clinical trials, and population studies. We, in the Department of Research, are proud of the accomplishments of the Investigators and grateful for their continuous insight and quest for knowledge. We also thank the Hospitals, Departments, Programs and all Advocate physicians, nurses and associates that directly or indirectly support the many diverse research endeavors within Advocate. As we continue to focus on research, we serve our patients by not only practicing Evidence Based Medicine, but by also creating it.

In continuing the recognition of these endeavors, The Department of Research is proud to announce The Advocate Research and Innovation Forum 2014. The forum is open to all Advocate affiliated physicians, nurses, and associates to attend and network; and will continue as an opportunity for all Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Condell Medical Center, Good Shepherd Hospital, and Sherman Hospital affiliated physicians, nurses, and associates to present the research that they have conducted over the last year, as well as share ideas for future research projects. Akin to last year, this year’s Forum will be a collegial setting where sharing and discussion occurs within and between a host of disciplines.

Forum Dates and Locations:

Lutheran General Hospital:  Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - Grainger Atrium / Olson Auditorium

Abstract Deadline:

Friday, June 27th, 2014
by 5:00 p.m.

Abstract Submission:

To submit your abstract, follow the link below and complete the form.

2014 Abstract Submission Form

Changes for 2014

Based on the feedback received from last year’s Forum attendees and due to space limitation, the following changes have been applied moving forward:

  1. Completed studies will be considered and submitted for peer review
  2. A limited number of abstracts will be accepted based on peer review

Forum Agenda


 Time  Speaker
 Poster Hanging (Presenters)  7:00 – 7:30  ---
 Registration / Breakfast  7:30 – 8:00  ---
 Opening Remarks  8:00 – 8:30  TBA
 Poster Awards  8:30 – 9:00  Awarders & Awardees
 Break / Poster Presentation  9:00 – 10:45  ---
 Keynote Speaker  10:45 – 12:00  TBA
 Lunch / Poster Presentation  12:00 – 1:00  ---

Please register now:
Web registration is the preferred method: or call 1.800.3.ADVOCATE (1.800.323.8622) Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

For questions about registration, please contact the Russell Research Institute at 847.723.8200 or via email at

Continental Breakfast & Lunch will be served to all registrants (Lunch cannot be guaranteed unless you pre-register).


We strongly encourage the participation of all Advocate Health Care associates including but not limited to administration, allied health professionals, nurses, students, fellows, residents, and attending physicians. 

Abstracts that were recently presented or accepted at national and international meetings, as well as more recent findings, are welcome at this internal celebration of Research.  As an internal conference, presentations at the Advocate Research and Innovation Forum 2014 will not preclude you from participating in other research conferences or peer reviewed publications.  Also, unfinished research at the time of abstract submission can be submitted.


Best Overall Poster: The Department of Research will present the Best Overall Poster Award. This award will be chosen by a panel of judges. The winner of this award will receive $500.00.

Other awards may also be presented.


Breakfast, Lunch and Beverages will be available throughout the event.

Institutional Review Board (IRB): 

We require that all research studies (both human and animal) have an IRB approval and that the IRB number is clearly displayed in the upper left corner of the poster. The data presented should be data that has not been presented at previous Advocate Research and Innovation Forums.

Please contact the Department of Research with any questions or comments: or 847.723.8200

The Mission of the Research Department is to enhance the quality of care and improve outcomes for our patients, their families, and our communities through the tools and products of research and by promoting multidisciplinary, lifelong learning.

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