On Thursday, March 14, 2019, the Louisa Burns Osteopathic Research Committee (LBORC) will host its annual research forum, Research Proposal and Mentorship (RPM) Grand Rounds from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The purpose of this program is to assist physicians and osteopathic medical students in assessing research proposals and facilitate the outcome of osteopathic research. Light refreshments will be provided at this event.
The format for this evening is similar to the TV show “Shark Tank” where aspiring investigators at any stage of their career present their research proposal to the audience and a panel of experienced researchers. In doing so, presenters will receive advice on their projects to increase the rigor of their study, and they will have the potential of one of the experts choosing to help mentor the investigator during their study. The audience directly engages both the investigators and the panelists to help audience members gain numerous pearls to refine their own research questions and identify ways to improve osteopathic research projects. Presenters from previous RPM Grand Rounds will provide status updates on their projects at the beginning of this session.
Researchers interested in presenting proposals should submit a written concept paper (two-page maximum) no later than Jan. 31, 2019, to DCole@academyofosteopathy.org along with a completed RPM proposal application. Proposals should clearly define the clinical relevance, research question, and testable hypothesis. They should include an overview of the study design, cohort to be studied, recruitment strategy, methodology, and projected timeline and budget.
Please sign up for the forum when you register online for Convocation. Alternatively, physicians can use the form on Page 11 of this brochure to register for the research forum. Student registration is on Page 19.
You are encouraged to join the members of the LBORC for a very interactive, entertaining session to experience the process of research project development. Light refreshments will be provided at this event.
Presenters must register for the AAO's Convocation to attend.
Eileen L. DiGiovanna, DO, FAAO, of Smithtown, New York, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Committee on Fellowship in the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) on March 15 at the Academy’s annual Convocation in Orlando, Florida.
Robert C. Ward, DO, FAAO, of East Lansing, Michigan, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Committee on Fellowship in the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) on March 15 at the Academy’s annual Convocation in Orlando, Florida.
Malinda M. Hansen, DO, MS, of Fort Worth, Texas, was named the 2019 Resident of the Year by the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) on March 14 during the AAO’s annual meeting during its Convocation in Orlando, Florida.