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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

Highlights from 13th Research Symposium

Please see highlights from the 13th Annual AMA Research Symposium held November 13, 2015, in conjunction with the 2015 AMA Interim Meeting in Atlanta, GA.

Future physicians honored for top research at AMA symposium

Event Schedule

Location: Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Poster presenter check-in/set up | Room: Galleria Exhibit Hall

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Education session, "Publishing and flourishing" with Dr. Susan Bates from Columbia University | Room: Grand Salon West

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

  • RFS Podium (Clinical Medicine/Improving Health Outcomes) | Room 309
  • RFS Podium (Clinical Vignette) | Room 310
  • IMGS Podium | 311
  • MSS Podium | Room 312

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

  • RFS Podium (Clinical Medicine/Improving Health Outcomes) | Room 309
  • RFS Podium (Clinical Vignette) | Room 310
  • IMGS Podium | 311
  • MSS Podium | Room 312

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Poster presentations and judging | Room: Galleria Exhibit Hall

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Poster viewing & networking reception | Room: Galleria Exhibit Hall

Accepted Abstracts

View the abstracts that will be presented at the 2015 AMA Research Symposium on Nov. 13 at the Hilton Atlanta!

Call for Judges

Thank you to all of the judges that served in the 2015 Research Symosium!

Travel Information

Hotel Information

Hilton Atlanta
255 Courtland Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30303


Single/Double - $171
Triple/Quadruple - $181
Executive Lounge - $211
16% State and Occupancy tax
$5.00 Georgia State Hotel Motel Fee

Book your reservations online at www.ama-assn.org/go/interim2015. You can also call the Hilton at 1 (800) 774-1500 to make a reservation with their central reservation operators.

Airline Discounts

Airline discounts are available on United Airlines. The United discount may also be obtained online at www.united.com. Once you have linked to united.com:

  • Enter origin, destination, and travel dates
  • Enter ZTXM362176M in Offer Code box

Available flights will be displayed. When an available flight is selected the discounted fare will automatically be calculated. The discount is valid for travel three days prior to and three days after the official meeting dates.

A discount may also be obtained by calling United Airlines Meetings at 800-426-1122 (a service fee will apply) and mention code ZTXM and Agreement code 362176.

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)

Map and Directory

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

Abstract Submission, Guidelines, and Deadline

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 was 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.

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.