AMA Research Symposium
Please see the 2015 Symposium Guidelines and FAQ's below:
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 will be accepted for the 2015 Research Symposium in Atlanta, Georgia beginning in late June 2015. Deadline will be August 19, 2015 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.
We cordially invite all AMA members, physicians and PhDs from the Atlanta 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 13, 2015 at the Hilton Atlanta in Georgia. There are two components to the competition. Podium presentations will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and poster presentations take place from 4:00 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.
- Students submit abstracts in one of eight categories (Biochemistry/Cell biology, Improving health outcomes (cardiovascular disease/diabetes), 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 threecategories: Clinical Vignette, Clinical Medicine (Includes QI, health policy, clinical research and medical education, and Improving health outcomes (cardiovascular disease/diabetes)
- ECFMG-certified candidates who are awaiting residency submit abstracts in one of three categories (Clinical Medicine, Clinical Vignette, Improving health outcomes (cardiovascular disease/diabetes)
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.
The 2015 Map and Directory will be posted by late October.
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. Overall poster and podium winners will receive $250 and category winners will receive $150.
Medical students - eight categories - Biochemistry/Cell biology, Improving health outcomes (cardiovascular disease/diabetes), Clinical Outcomes and Healthcare Improvement, Immunology/Infectious disease/Inflammation, Neurobiology/Neuroscience, Public Health and Epidemiology, Radiology/Imaging, and Surgery/Biomedical engineering.
Residents/Fellows - three categories - Clinical Vignette, Clinical Medicine (Includes QI, health policy, clinical research and medical education), and Improving health outcomes (cardiovascular disease/diabetes)
ECFMG-certified candidates who are awaiting residency - three categories - Clinical Medicine, Clinical Vignette, and Improving health outcomes (cardiovascular disease/diabetes)
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm: Podium presenter check-in/set up
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm: Podium presentations and judging
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Poster presenter check-in/set up
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Networking reception
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Poster presentations and judging
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm: Poster viewing reception
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.
Apply for an AMA Foundation Seed Grant for up to $2,500
The AMA Foundation Seed Grant Research Program seeks to encourage medical students, residents, and fellows to enter the research field. The program provides grants to help them conduct small basic science, applied, or clinical research projects. Seed Grant funds are intended to round out new project budgets, rather than sustain current initiatives.
"Doing Research & Getting It Published" presentation by Edward Livingston, MD, JAMA Deputy Editor
Watch a Writing Your First Paper presentation by JAMA Editors.
Watch The Mysteries of Peer Review presentation (AMA members only, log-in required) by JAMA Editors, located in the Succeeding from Medical School to Practice Video Library.
Please see highlights from the 12th Annual AMA Research Symposium held November 7, 2014, in conjunction with the 2014 AMA Interim Meeting in Dallas, TX.