AMA Research Symposium
Top-notch research by physicians in training showcased
Please see highlights on AMA Wire from the 11th Annual AMA Research Symposium held November 15, 2013, in conjunction with the 2013 AMA Interim Meeting in National Harbor, Md.
All medical student, residents, fellows, and international medical graduates (ECFMG-certified candidates who are awaiting residency) members of the AMA are invited to submit abstracts of their scientific research to be considered for a poster presentation at the Symposium.
Abstracts submitted will be reviewed by the appropriate segment for selection to present a poster at the Symposium. In addition, a select number of abstracts will be chosen for participation in the Oral Presentation Competition.
All participants must adhere to the Abstract, Poster, and Oral Presentation Guidelines.
Abstracts for the 2013 Symposium in National Harbor, Maryland will be accepted beginning in June 2013. Deadlines for each group are as follows:
Medical Students - The deadline for medical student submissions has passed.
Resident / Fellow - August 19, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. EST
ECFMG-certified candidate who is awaiting residency - August 19, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. EST
- Review the symposium guidelines for the segment to which you’re applying and have a Word version of your abstract ready to upload prior to moving to the next step.
- Log into the Abstact Submission website and click "Continue" to be taken to the event registration page (AMA log in required). Note: If you need to create an account and joined recently, you may not be in our member system at this time. If the system cannot find you, just uncheck the box "I am a U.S. physician, resident or medical student", and continue creating an account. We will follow up with you after your submission. If you recently joined online, please forward your membership confirmation to the appropriate staff from your section. Visit the Contact us section for more information.
- Complete the required fields including typing your entire title and upload a Word version of your abstract adhering to the submission guidelines referenced above.
- Submit your abstract and save your confirmation email. If you don’t receive a confirmation email within 24 hrs of submission, please contact the appropriate staff from your segment. Failure to confirm may result in disqualification if review of abstracts has already taken place.
- In order to avoid last minute technical issues with potential system overloads, make sure to submit your abstract well before the deadline and use IE 9+, Firefox, and Chrome only.
- Authors of submissions will be notified of their status via email by September 16.
AMA physician members, including local medical school faculty and program directors will judge posters and oral presentations. Prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories for each of the segments. Categories are noted below.
Medical students - eight categories (Biochemistry/Cell biology, Cancer biology, Clinical Outcomes and Healthcare Improvement, Immunology/Infectious disease/Inflammation, Neurobiology/Neuroscience, Public Health and Epidemiology, Radiology/Imaging, and Surgery/Biomedical engineering), with one overall poster winner and one overall oral presentation winner receiving a trip to the 2013 AMA-MSS Annual Meeting in Chicago in June 2013.
Residents/Fellows - two categories (Clinical Vignette and Clinical Medicine (Includes QI, health policy, clinical research and medical education))
ECFMG-certified candidates who are awaiting residency - three categories (Clinical Medicine/Clinical Vignette, Health Policy or Medical Education, and Basic Science)
We cordially invite all AMA members, physicians and PhDs from the Maryland/DC/Virginia area medical schools, and faculty at area residency programs to judge at the Annual AMA Research Symposium. The symposium will take place on Friday, November 15, 2013 at the Gaylord National Hotel. There are two components to the competition. Podium presentations will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. and poster presentations take place from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Judges who volunteer may be asked to judge one or both events, depending on their availability. A reception will follow from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. and you are welcome to stay for the entire event or the component for which you are participating. RSVP now!
- Students submit abstracts in one of eight categories (Biochemistry/Cell biology, Cancer biology, Clinical Outcomes and Healthcare Improvement, Immunology/Infectious disease/Inflammation, Neurobiology/Neuroscience, Public Health and Epidemiology, Radiology/Imaging, and Surgery/Biomedical engineering)
- Residents and fellows submit abstracts in one of two categories: Clinical Vignette and Clinical Medicine (Includes QI, health policy, clinical research and medical education)
- ECFMG-certified candidates who are awaiting residency submit abstracts in one of three categories (Clinical Medicine/Clinical Vignette, Health Policy or Medical Education, and Basic science)
We hope that you will volunteer your time and expertise by taking part in this exciting opportunity for our members to present their research. Your participation will help ensure the Research Symposium's success. For your time and effort, a small token of appreciation will presented to you at the event.
By October 4, please confirm your availability to serve as a judge by providing your name and email on the Symposium RSVP form. We'll follow up to obtain your preferred categories. If you have any questions, please email us.
Friday, Nov. 15
- 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Participant Check-in/Poster Set-up
- 3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. Podium Presenter set-up/tests
- 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Podium (oral) Presentations/Judging
- 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Poster Presentations/Judging
- 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Reception/Poster Viewing (Posters must remain up until the end of the event at 7:30 p.m.)
Saturday, Nov. 16
Award presentations will take place between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16. All participants are highly encouraged to stay through Saturday morning for the awards, photos, and compilation of information for press releases. More details to come.
If you have any questions about the event please contact the appropriate Section staff:
IMG (ECFMG certified but awaiting residency): (312) 464-5397 or IMGs.
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JAMA Clinical Challenge articles are regularly published in JAMA and involve the interpretation of a clinical image. While the new diagnostic test imaging series has not yet been published, JAMA is now accepting submissions for it.
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Apply for an AMA Foundation Seed Grant for up to $2,500
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Watch a Writing Your First Paper presentation by JAMA Editors.
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