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AMA Research Symposium

Research Symposium Poster 

Please see the 2015 Symposium Guidelines and FAQ's below:

2015 AMA Research Symposium Guidelines

2015 Frequently Asked Questions

Abstract Submission, Guidelines, and Deadline

Submissions
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.

Guidelines
All participants must adhere to the Abstract, Poster, and Oral Presentation Guidelines.

Deadline
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.

2015 Frequently Asked Questions

Submit an Abstract and View Instructions

Abstract submissions are now closed for the 13th Annual AMA Research Symposium.

Call for Judges

Sign up to be a judge!

We cordially invite all AMA members, MDs, DOs, international MD equivalents, 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 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 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 8:00 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.

 

Map and Directory

The 2015 Map and Directory will be posted by late October.

Judging and Prizes

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)

Event Schedule

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Education session

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Speed dating networking event

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm: Podium presenter check-in/set up

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Poster presenter check-in/set up

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Podium presentations and judging

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Poster presentations and judging

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Poster viewing reception

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the event please contact the appropriate Section staff:

Medical Students: (312) 464-4746 or MSS. Subscribe to the AMA-MSS Announcements listserv to be notified when more information becomes available.

Residents/Fellows: (312) 464-4978 or RFS. Subscribe to the AMA-RFS Listserv to be notified when more information becomes available.

IMG (ECFMG certified but awaiting residency): (312) 464-5397 or IMGs.

Other Resources

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.

Highlights from 12th Research Symposium

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.

Future physicians present research at largest AMA symposium

 

Photos