Quick Start Guide & FAQs

Research Day Information

What is the Department of Medicine Research Day?

Our event showcases plenary, oral and poster presentations to highlight the breadth and depth of current research being conducted by clinical residents, junior faculty, fellows, graduate students, and trainees in the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Medicine. At the end of the event, awards are given to the highest rated oral presentations. Neil R. Powe, MD, MPH, MBA, Chief of Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, and Constance B. Wofsy Distinguished Professor and Vice-Chair of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco will join us virtually as our guest speaker.


Who can participate in the event?

Anyone working in the University of Pittsburgh Department of Medicine.


Why is the event going to be held virtually rather than in-person?

Due to the ongoing uncertainty around COVID-19 requirements, the Department has made the decision to offer the event virtually this year. Our goal for the virtual event is to continue to offer our presenters, judges, and attendees a safe environment to celebrate the research being conducted in the department.


Is attending Research Day virtually the only option?



When is Research Day 2022 Virtual?

Research Day will take place on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, from 8:55am-4:30pm – the site and virtual poster hall will remain open until 5:00pm.

Registration Information

Do I need to register?

Yes, everyone participating in, and attending, Research Day will need to register with their individual email address. You will not be able to access the event site on the day-of without being registered.


How do I register?

Visit the event site at: https://event.fourwaves.com/domresearchday2022virtual/registration. Upon arriving at the site, enter your information and click the orange ‘submit’ button.


How much does it cost to attend?

Research Day is free to attend.

Virtual Platform Information

What is a virtual conference?

A virtual event is an event that you can attend from the comfort and convenience of your home, office, or wherever else you can think of, through your personal desktop, laptop, or mobile device.


What virtual platform will you be using?

We will be using the Fourwaves platform to host this year’s event. It is a microsite and desktop application which will contain all the content, presentations, and communications you will need to fully experience Research Day. You will access the site, using the email and password that you register with, via one of the compatible web browsers on your desktop, laptop, or mobile device.


What system requirements and technology will I need to attend Research Day?

  • Desktop, Laptop, or Mobile Device (Video and Audio Enabled)
  • Compatible Web Browsers
          — Desktops/Laptops: Chrome, Firefox, and Safari 13+
          — Apple Mobile Devices (iPhone or iPad): Safari 13+
          — Android Mobile Devices: Chrome and Firefox
  • Zoom
  • Internet Connection


Can I remote into my work computer to access the event?

You should not access the event via a remote computer connection since doing so does not allow you to enable your speakers.


How do I access Research Day on the day of the event?

On Research Day, click here: https://event.fourwaves.com/domresearchday2022virtual/pages to access the event site via one of the compatible web browsers on your desktop, laptop, or mobile device. Upon arriving at the landing page, click the ‘Login’ button on the top right and log in using the email and password you registered with.


What should I do if I forgot my password?

If you need to reset your password, please click ‘Login’ in the top right and click the ‘Get a New Password’ link. Please note that event staff does not have the ability to look up or reset your password.


If I need assistance on the day of, is there someone I can contact?

Yes! If you need assistance on the day of, please email: domresearchday@upmc.edu. We will respond as quickly as possible.


My screen seems to be frozen, what should I do?

If your screen is frozen, simply click the refresh button in the top left of your browser.

Day-Of Event Information

Where do I view the schedule for the event?

Once you are logged into the Fourwaves website, you will be able to view the schedule by clicking on ‘Schedule’ in the top menu bar.


Is the event live or pre-recorded?

Research Day is a completely live event. All sessions are webinar style.


Do I have to pre-register for the sessions I plan to attend?

No. At the time of the session, simply click the orange zoom link. This will open the Zoom application on your desktop, laptop, or mobile device.


How do I submit a question to the presenters during their session?

Except for the oral presentations, where questions are only open to judges and special guests, all plenary and guest speaker sessions are open to questions from attendees. Once the webinar session begins, you will be able to submit questions directly via the Zoom chat box. The session moderator will facilitate Q&A at the assigned time.


Can I interact with poster hall presenters during the event?

Yes! Upon entering a poster presenters booth, you will have the ability to call them via video chat, or leave a message/question in the chat box at the bottom of their details tab. Both options are available for each individual presenter. Poster presenters will be available from 2:30-4:00pm on Research Day.


Will it be possible to access the site and presentation after Research Day?

Unfortunately, to safeguard each presenter’s research, Research Day will be a completely live event and the site will not be accessible after 5:00pm on Tuesday, April 26.

CME Information

Can I earn continuing education credits for attending?

Yes, we do provide continuing education credits for the plenary and guest speaker sessions.


How many continuing education credits can I earn?

Yes, we do provide continuing education credits for the plenary and guest speaker sessions.  

How many continuing education credits can I earn?

You may earn up to 3 continuing education credits for attending the plenary and guest speaker sessions.


How do I claim credit for attending this live event?

You will claim credit for Research Day the same way you do for weekly Medicine Grand Rounds presentations. At the beginning of each plenary session, and the guest speaker session, a slide will be shown with the text code you should use to record your attendance. You will have until 5:00pm on Research Day to submit for credit.


Who do I contact if I have additional questions about claiming continuing education credits?

Please contact the CCEHS office at CCEHS_Support@upmc.edu or 412-647-8232.