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(ATHENS, Ohio) The yearly poster exhibition and competition at the annual Ohio Osteopathic Symposium at the Hilton Columbus at Easton Town Center on Saturday, April 30, grew this year.

Sponsored by the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-COM), the Centers for Osteopathic Research and Education (CORE), and the Ohio Osteopathic Association (OOA), expanded to include participants from outside Ohio to a regional focus.  Research abstracts and posters were submitted from Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Participation in the Exhibition and Competition grew 51% over 2010.  

Competition was open to osteopathic residents, interns and medical students. Exhibition was open to all participants. Research posters were judged in two categories: case reports and clinical/biomedical. The first place poster received $1,000 and the second place poster received $500. Faculty, osteopathic physicians and associated personnel exhibited research posters, but were ineligible to compete. 

In the 2011 OOA/CORE category for Case Reports, Chase Scarbrough, OMS III, and Joseph Kuhn, OMS II , won first place for their poster “Transdermal Metformin for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes: A Case Series.” Azeem Vasi, DO, a third-year resident at Grandview Hospital and Medical Center in Dayton, won second place for his poster “Single-State Reconstruction of a Large Full-Thickness Scalp Defect with Anterior and Posterior Bipedicled Scalp Rotational Flaps: A Case Report and Review of Literature.”

In the 2011 OOA/CORE category for Clinical/Biomedical research, Firoza (Tasha) Faruqui, D.O., a resident at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, won first place for her poster “Sleep Disorders in Children: A National Assessment of Pediatricians’ Practices and Perceptions.” 

Two second place winners were awarded.  Emilie Prot, OMS I, won for her poster “Medicinal Plant Use and Traditional Medicinal Practices in Rural Mexico: A Case Study in Tamaula, Guanajuato, Mexico.” John Idoine, III, DO, a third-year resident at Doctors Hospital in Columbus, won for his poster “Plating of Acute Humeral Diaphyseal Fractures via an Anterior Approach in Multiple Trauma Patients.”

“I am delighted with the growth we have experienced in our Poster Exhibition and Competition over the past several years,” said Grace Brannan, PhD, CORE Research Director. “We are proud to feature resident and student research and reward them for outstanding research efforts in osteopathic medicine. We look forward to our continued partnership with the Ohio Osteopathic Association as our regional competition grows.”

In all, 71 abstracts were submitted for this year's event. Of the 59 poster abstracts accepted for the competition, 23 posters presented case reports and 34 posters presented the findings of clinical/biomedical research. Twelve posters were also exhibited, but were not eligible competition.

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