Poster Presentations

LBORC Research Poster Presentations

Each year the Louisa Burns Osteopathic Research Committee (LBORC) and the National Undergraduate Fellows Association (NUFA) hold a research poster presentation session during the AAO’s annual Convocation.

The LBORC is calling for submissions to the 2021 LBORC-NUFA Research Poster Presentation for posters to be displayed on Thursday, March 18, and Friday, March 19, during the 2021 Convocation.

Interested AAO, RAAO and SAAO members are encouraged to participate and submit their completed poster entry form and abstract to the AAO. Read the full criteria.

The LBORC-NUFA Research Poster Presentation is open to osteopathic medical students, interns, residents, researchers and practicing physicians. The first author of each poster must be a member of the AAO, the Resident American Academy of Osteopathy or the Student American Academy of Osteopathy. The first author of student and resident posters must be present during the poster judging at Convocation. All presenters should register for Convocation to gain access to the presentation area.

A ram’s head trophy will be presented to the first author of those posters that win first place in each of the three poster categories for the student and resident level in original research, single case study, and education and public health.

The 2021 Poster Presentation Session will be held virtually with online judging. Only a certain subset of accepted posters may qualify for live virtual judging. You will be notified in advance of your acceptance, and if your poster qualifies for live judging. 

Poster judging will take place during the Convocation and winners will be announced at the student awards ceremony and at the president’s banquet on Saturday, March 20. Indicate your willingness to be a volunteer judge when you register for Convocation. For more information, contact AAO staff liaison Debbie Cole at

Download and submit your completed poster entry form and abstract to Kimberly Wolf, DO, c/o Debbie Cole at All submissions must be received and dated no later than noon (12 p.m. Eastern time) on February 8, 2021. Submissions will be notified no later than Feb. 15, of their acceptance.

All authors on the poster will be asked to sign the AAO copyright agreement included in the poster entry form so that the Academy may publish posters on the AAO’s website. Signing the agreement does not prevent investigators from submitting full articles on their research to peer-reviewed journals, such as The AAO Journal and The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

Quick Links

Poster abstract criteria and requirements
LBORC’s guidelines for posters
2020 poster presentation winners
2019 poster presentation winners
2018 poster presentation winners
2017 poster presentation winners
2016 poster presentation winners
2015 poster presentation winners