Research Proposal and Mentorship Grand Rounds

Sponsored by the AAO's Louisa Burns Osteopathic Research Committee, Research Proposal and Mentorship (RPM) Grand Rounds will take place during the LBORC's research forum on Thursday, March 22, 2018, at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas. LBORC established the program to contribute to the cultivation of a research culture within osteopathic manipulative medicine.

The purpose of the program is to provide a venue for clinicians at all stages of career (students, residents, practicing physicians) or basic scientists who are passionate about answering osteopathically relevant questions through research to:

  1. get advice from successful scientists during the formative period of a study to receive immediate feedback on a research idea from seasoned researchers within the manual medicine field
  2. help focus and facilitate the development and management of a research project
  3. potentially receive periodic mentorship by a premier scientist in the field during the research study.
  4. increase the potential of having the study funded by the LBORC/AAO Board of Trustees

Program format:  

  1. The principal investigator (PI) or research team should attend the presentation. If the PI is in a training program, the local research mentor should attend as well.
  2. The PI will be given five minutes to present the proposal. Proposals should clearly define the research question, the hypothesis and a summary of a literature review. They should include an overview of the study design, such as variables, cohort to be studied, recruitment strategy, methodology, statistics and projected timeline and budget, and investigators should indicate the importance or relevance of the study. Presenters will be allowed to use slideshows.
  3. The panel will have 13 minutes for feedback and discussion. At the end of the feedback period, panelists will indicate whether or not they would mentor the researcher and why.

Interested researchers should email written concept papers (less than two pages) and completed applications to LBORC@academyofosteopathy.org by Jan. 31, 2018.

Presenters must register for the AAO's Convocation to attend.

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