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19th Annual BIOM International Seminar: “Innovation in Osteopathic Education and Outreach"

The Bureau of International Osteopathic Medicine (BIOM) will present its 19th Annual International Seminar, “Innovation in Osteopathic Medicine and Outreach,” Oct. 6-8 during OMED 2017 in Philadelphia.

The program will include a day-long seminar (date to be announced) of osteopathic physicians and others presenting on the development of global osteopathic medical programs, from graduate education to research and beyond. 

In addition, BIOM is partnering with DOCARE, the Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA), and the Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP) to mount a competition with three divisions and a poster event.

BIOM Competitions

The BIOM Narrative Medicine Essay Competition is an inaugural BIOM competition aimed at letting osteopathic medical students and residents explore global health and clinical medicine through the written word. Students and residents are invited to submit an original creative nonfiction essay up to 1,500 words in length on any firsthand global health experience they have had. The winner will receive a cash prize and the opportunity to present the work at the BIOM Seminar. Learn more about the essay competition.

The BIOM Global Health Outreach Competition allows students to submit brief reflections on any international health-related experience they have had between Sept. 1, 2016, to Aug. 31, 2017. Participants may submit a reflection up to 500 words in length using the format of their choice. Winners will receive cash prizes and an opportunity to present their work at the BIOM Seminar. Learn more about the global health outreach competition.

The BIOM Research Abstract Competition will accept submission from osteopathic medical students and residents who have completed health research in any international location between Sept. 1, 2016, to Aug. 31, 2017. Participants are invited to submit a 500-word abstract for any ethically reviewed research project. Winners will receive cash prizes and an opportunity to present their findings on the BIOM seminar stage. Learn more about eligibility, criteria and submission information.

The BIOM Research Poster Session will allow students who have submitted research abstracts to the BIOM Research Abstract Competition to display posters on those research projects. This event is noncompetitive and open to all students and residents who have completed eligible research. Details will be forthcoming.

All entrants to the BIOM Research Abstract Competition and BIOM Research Poster Session must submit evidence that their research has undergone appropriate review by a university- or hospital-based internal review board (IRB) in at least one country. Learn more about the IRB requirements.

Prizes

All competition winners will receive cash prizes. 

In each of the three categories, there will be:

  • One first-place prize of $750 plus a chance to present your project at the BIOM Seminar.

  • One second-place prize of $500 plus an announcement of your name and submission title at the BIOM Seminar.

  • Three honorable mentions plus an announcement of your name and submission title at the BIOM Seminar.

In addition, there will be one grand prize to the top overall entrant. This winner will receive an opportunity to present the closing speech at the BIOM Seminar and a cash prize of $1,500.

Deadline

The deadline for all competitions, including submitting a poster to the poster session, is Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. CDT. Winners will be announced Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. All posters will be displayed digitally at the OMED conference.

How to Submit

Competition materials can be submitted through the submission portal.



 

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