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Symposium to feature expanded poster competition

Contest open to entries from Ohio and surrounding states

December 3, 2010

(ATHENS, Ohio) In 2011, the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-COM), the Centers for Osteopathic Research and Education (CORE), and the Ohio Osteopathic Association (OOA) are announcing their first Regional Osteopathic Poster Exhibition and Competition as part of the annual Ohio Osteopathic Symposium. 

The event — which will take place on April 30 at the Hilton at Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio — will be open to students, interns and residents, faculty, medical administrators and practicing physicians from six states: Ohio, Michigan Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Previous poster competitions and exhibitions by the groups were restricted to those living, studying and/or working in Ohio, said Grace Brannan, PhD, CORE research director. 

“We want to be able to include everyone, not just those living in one state,” Brannan said. “Physicians and medical trainees in other states have something to show, too.”

Brannan said having representation from multiple locations will generate cross-collaboration among different osteopathic groups and expose students to other types of research.  

The poster competition is open to students, interns and residents in two categories: clinical and biomedical research, and case reports. First place posters for students, interns or residents in each category will receive $1,000, and second place recipients will receive $500.  

The poster exhibition is open to faculty, administrators, and practicing physicians on topics such as clinical/biomedical research, case reports, health policy and educational issues. The latter two are restricted to only faculty and administrators, and no prizes will be awarded.  

The 250-word abstracts for posters are due by Jan. 31, 2011, and should be sent to the CORE Research Office.

For information, contact Brannan at 593-2325 or, or go to

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