Annual Research Symposium

The 2018 Conemaugh Regional Research Symposium took place in April 2018 at the Pasquerilla Conference Center in Johnstown, PA.


Oral Presentations

1st Place
Daniel Urias, MD
– Using ROTEM to Evaluate the Relationship between Obesity and Hypercoagulability. Are we doing enough?

2nd Place
Kristofer Wisniewski, PhD
– Validation of the Perceived Intensity Scale and Ratings during the Bruce Protocol

3rd Place
Joseph DiComo, MD
– Efficacy of Povidone-Iodine & Staphylococcus Colonization Rates in Abdominal Wall Herniorrhaphy with Mesh


Poster Case Study

1st Place
Hassan Mehmood, MD
– A Rare Case of Sphingomonas paucimobilis Meningitis in the Absence of CSF Pleocytosis

2nd Place
Graham Endler, DO
– Celiac Artery Dissection: A Case Report

3rd Place
Noman Khan, MD
– Bilateral Slipping Rib Syndrome: A Pain Mystery Resolved in a 52-Year Old Female

People's Choice
Hassan Mehmood, MD
– A Rare Case of Sphingomonas paucimobilis Meningitis in the Absence of CSF Pleocytosis


Original Research Poster

1st Place
Karleigh Curfman, MD
– Benefit of Continued Noninvasive Cardias Monitoring in Geriatric Trauma: A Retrospective Review of Geriatric Pelvis, Hip and Femur Fractures and Analysis of Cardiac Events during Immediate Post Traumatic Course

2nd Place
Kayla Brennen, BSc
– Evaluation of the Accuracy of the ACSM Walking Metabolic Equations During the Bruce Protocol


Best Manuscript
Daniel Urias, MD - Using ROTEM to Evaluate the Relationship between Obesity and Hypercoagulability. Are we doing enough?

Best Case Study
Melissa Day, MD
– Petersen’s Hernia Complicating Pregnancy following Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass