2024 OMED Call for Research Abstracts (Virtual Research Poster Session and Student Poster Competition)

May 1, 2024

The AOA's virtual poster session/competition provides an opportunity for researchers, both new and mature, to share their research with a broad audience. As part of the competition, the AOA Bureau of International Osteopathic Medicine (BIOM) provides an opportunity for osteopathic medical students and residents to share their research experiences as they relate specifically to osteopathic healthcare internationally.  

The virtual Poster Session is integral to the Osteopathic Medical Education Conference (OMED) experience.  Investigators interested in participating will submit an abstract of their research project.  Approved abstracts are published in the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine (JOM) online.  

The non-international virtual Poster Session will include a virtual student poster competition.  Students must enter the competition at the time of their abstract submission.

The International Poster Session will include a student and resident virtual poster competition.  Students and residents must enter the competition at the time of their abstract submission.   

Abstracts must be clinical, basic science, health services, public health, or international health studies and fall within one of the AOA research topic areas:

Research Topic Areas
• Chronic Diseases & Conditions
• Acute and Chronic Pain Management
• Impact of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) & Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)
• Musculoskeletal Injuries and Prevention
• Osteopathic Philosophy
• Health Disparities/Social Determinants of Health
• International Health

Go to the link below to download the Abstracts Eligibility and Instructions Document:  

Online Submission
Now Open

Submission Deadline
• Monday, June 17, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. CST
• For more information and to submit your abstract, visit the AOA website at

If you have any questions, please contact Gloria Dillard, MPH, at (312) 202-8006 or email