Community invited to 2023 IIMS Community Engagement Symposium

Abstract submissions are now being accepted

The community is invited to the 2023 Institute for Integration of Medicine & Science (IIMS) Community Engagement Symposium for a day filled with insightful discussions, networking opportunities and community building. The event will take place Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Neighborhood Place located at 3014 Rivas St., San Antonio, Texas, 78228.

The symposium will address how community-campus partnerships — between a community group and researchers — can build trust and work together to successfully conduct health research that matters to the community.

The goal to showcase current projects within different phases of the translational spectrum for possible future collaborations; identify methods for engaging the community in all phases of research; and to build the capacity of community members and researchers interested in community-campus partnerships.

Scientific translation describes the process of taking research discoveries from basic lab science to clinical practice, and into community interventions for public health benefit. This year’s topic will be “Pathways towards Recovery, Empowerment and Social Inclusion.”

Community engagement is important for the translation of research findings. Not only is it important for identifying priority health topics for the community, but it is vital for increasing the reach, effectiveness, and adoption of findings.

In-person participation is highly encouraged so that attendees can engage with like-minded individuals who are passionate about making a positive impact in our communities.

Abstracts for the symposium are now being accepted and are due by Oct. 30. To learn more about submitting an abstract, click here.

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