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Academic Week: Celebrating Discovery and Innovation

Academic Week celebrates the contributions of Baystate physicians, residents, advanced practitioners, nurses, and allied health professionals in improving practice and advancing knowledge through clinical and educational research.  Inter-professional practice and scholarly activities are essential to Baystate’s mission, and Academic Week provides an opportunity for faculty and staff to showcase their work through workshops, abstracts and recognition events.

Academic Week 2014: June 2 – 6, 2014

Cultivating Research and Education in an Era of Limited Resources

Monday, June 2

12:00 pm Chestnut 1

Opening Luncheon & Keynote Speaker

Thomas Agresta MD, MBI

Educating Our Healthcare Learners in the Rapidly Changing World of Health Information Technology
The challenges and opportunities in educating students and residents within the rapidly changing healthcare system with the advent of patient centered medical homes, accountable care organizations, meaningful use and the upgrading, implementation and use of many forms of rapidly changing health information technology.

Dr. Agresta is Professor of Family Medicine and a seasoned educator, administrator, researcher and innovator with a history of bringing together multidisciplinary teams to focus on developing novel methods for creating, using and evaluating technology in both clinical and teaching settings. 

1:00 - 4:00 pm Chestnut 1

ePosterboards open for viewing

Abstracts of Baystate research displayed on digital posterboards

4:00 - 6:00 pm Chestnut 1

Poster Reception

  • Abstracts of Baystate research displayed on digital posterboards
  • Meet the abstract authors

Tuesday, June 3

12:00 pm Chestnut 1

As Baystate Matches Wits

Test your wits about Baystate education and research in a fun, informative, and interactive game show-style presentation.

12:00 pm Chestnut 3

Abstract Presentations

Authors of Academic Week research awards present their abstracts.

Wednesday, June 4

12:00 pm Chestnut 5

Carving Your Path as an Educator with Limited Resources

A Panel Discussion with Clinical Educators for Clinical Educators

How can you develop as a clinical educator with limited time and funding? How do you translate your educational ideas, innovations, and activities into scholarship? Intended for educators in all professions at Baystate who wish to contribute to the field of clinical education, through scholarship, scholarly practice, and professional development.

12:00 pm Chestnut 3

Abstract Presentations

Authors of Academic Week research awards present their abstracts.

5:00 pm Chestnut 1

Community Event

Katharine White MD, MPH with Erin Amato and Brendan Prast, 2013 summer research scholars

Baby I Need Your Lovin'...But Not Yet

Two projects designed to help women achieve the best timing for growing their family: risk factors for women having repeat pregnancies sooner than they wish; impact of giving new teen mothers effective birth control methods before they leave the hospital.

Thursday, June 5

12:00 pm Chestnut 1

How to Navigate the Time and Resources to be Successful in Research

A Panel Discussion with Baystate Researchers

Hear from Baystate investigators who have succccessfully navigated the challenges of the research process. Intended for anyone at Baystate who conducts research or is interested in conducting research.

12:00 pm Chestnut 3

Abstract Presentations

Authors of Academic Week research awards present their abstracts.

5:00 pm Chestnut 1

Academic Affairs Reception

Highlights of education and research at Baystate. 

Friday, June 6

12:00 pm Chestnut 1

Awards Luncheon

  • Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Outstanding Achievements in Clinical Research Award
  • Abstracts selected for Academic Week recognition


Academic Week was formerly Research Week
To view information about keynote speakers, abstracts and awards from 2006 - 2011, visit the Research Week page.