SoM showcases work at SGIM Conference

SGIM 2014 - 2

February 24, 2014

Despite the Portland "snowpocalypse," OHSU School of Medicine had a strong presence at the Society of General Internal Medicine's 2014 Northwest Regional Conference held at the Hotel 1000 in Seattle, WA on Friday, February 7, 2014. The conference presented an excellent opportunity for faculty, residents and medical students in the Northwest to showcase projects in quality improvement, review recent medical literature, and present interesting pathology in the form of a clinical vignette. Says Michael Layoun, MS4, "I was thrilled to attend, and definitely recommend internal medicine-bound medical students to attend next year's conference in Portland."

Rodman-2Adam Rodman, PGY-1, took home the award for Best Poster, with a clinical vignette entitled, Not a Lucky Rabbit's Foot: A case of septic arthritis caused by Francisella tularensis. "It was a really rewarding experience to be able to meet my fellow northwestern internal medicine colleagues, and to spend some time with my intern friends and my faculty outside of the hospital. The food was really good, too," he said.

Susan Lou, MS3, gave an oral presentation featured in the forum for Top- Ranked Clinical Vignettes, about Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome, entitled, A PRESsing Need for Quick Diagnosis. "It was an honor to help represent OHSU and an incredibly empowering and educational experience to present at and attend the conference," she said.


  • Lynette Chen: "Prevalence of hepatitis B vaccination in diabetic patients in a primary care practice"
  • Michael Layoun: "Subacute Bacterial Endocarditis: A Case of Mistaken Identity"
  • Natalie Wu and Brian Ricci, M.D., "Cardiac Tamponade: The Desolation of MRSA Pericarditis"
  • Janelle Minter: "A Diagnosis Cast in Stone"

Pictured above (top): Medical students Janelle Minter, MS4, Susan Lou, MS3, Michael Layoun, MS4, Lynette Chen, MS4 and Natalie Wu, MS4; (bottom) Adam Rodman, PGY-1.