Medical Outreach Poster Award
2017 Award Winners



POSTER PRESENTATION CONTEST
The ACOFP Medical Outreach Committee invites all osteopathic students and family medicine residents to participate in its Poster Presentation Contest held during the ACOFP 55th Annual Convention & Scientific Seminars March 22 - 25, 2018 in Austin, Texas.

APPLICATION



BACKGROUND & PURPOSE

The ACOFP recognizes osteopathic student and family medicine resident activities in medical outreach to highlight ongoing efforts of our student and resident membership and the inherent value of their community service, both domestically and internationally. Their activities in medical outreach exemplify the values held by osteopathic physicians and provide positive role models for all in our profession and in the communities they serve. 

For the purposes of this award, medical outreach activities are generally defined as volunteer activities either domestically or internationally that are intended to improve health care of underserved populations of the community by either providing educational interventions to the community or participating in direct health care screenings or medical care within the community.  


MONETARY AWARDS, PLAQUES & CERTIFICATES
1st Place: Plaque, Certificate and $500
2nd Place: Certificate and $250
3rd Place: Certificate and $150


INSTRUCTIONS FOR PREPARING ABSTRACTS & POSTERS
Below you will find the criteria for evaluation of posters and abstracts submitted for presentation. The evaluation criteria are listed in order of relative importance.

  • The first author must be an osteopathic medical student or family medicine resident.
  • The poster must be original and not previously submitted to a national ACOFP contest.
  • The poster may not be longer than 1,500 words (not including abstract.)
  • Each abstract should be no longer than 250 words.
  • The abstract must be submitted through the ACOFP or an AOA affiliate.  
  • Poster must be IRB-approved if research was conducted.
  • Submit an application with abstract.


CONVENTION REGISTRATION
There is no travel or housing allowance associated with these presentations or awards. If your presentation is selected, you are required to register for the ACOFP Annual Convention & Scientific Seminars.  



CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2017 WINNERS

FIRST PLACE
Kate Alexander Slaymaker
Identifying Environmental & Educational Factors Contributing to Malnutrition in Honduran Children

SECOND PLACE
Aadil Saeed Ahmed
Understanding Nutritional Choices With
Novel Audio-Visual Aids

THIRD PLACE
Taylor Dickey
An Innovative Approach to Improving Water Quality
Along the Amazon River Using Biosand Filters




If you have any questions, please contact Sue Ter Maat at (847) 952-5533.