On Thursday, March 18, 2021, 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. 

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. The panel directly engages the investigators to help refine and strengthen the research proposals, improving their opportunity for funding and success. The audience also participates by offering questions and suggestions to both the inves­tigators and the panelists regarding the research proposals. Through the ensuing discussion, everyone gains numerous pearls to refine their own research questions and identify ways to improve osteopathic research. Presenters will also have the opportunity for one of the panelist experts to help mentor them during the remainder of the year. A status update on projects presented at previous RPM Grand Rounds is provided at the beginning of this session.

Research Proposals Due Jan. 31

Researchers interested in presenting proposals should download and submit an applica­tion no later than Jan. 31, 2021 to 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. 

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