2024 Annual Meeting - Call for Poster Abstracts

Ohio State Medical Association

Submission deadline: 11:59 pm Feb. 18, 2024
Notification of acceptance: March 1, 2024
Poster session is morning of April 6, 2024
The Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA) invites Medical Students to submit an abstract for poster presentation at the 2024 annual meeting. This is an excellent opportunity to become involved in the OSMA Annual Meeting and to enhance your reputation both within and outside your institution – and to network with physicians about policy, research, career interests and more. More than one hundred physician leaders in all different specialties, from across the state of Ohio, will attend this meeting. This event will give you the opportunity to present your research, network with Ohio physicians, learn about research innovation in Ohio, boost your CV, and engage with important advocacy work also taking place at the OSMA meeting.


Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris, 409 Altair Parkway, Westerville, OH 43082

Submission and Review Process

Each de-identified abstract is reviewed for quality and content. If the abstract is accepted, the author must commit to attending the OSMA Annual Meeting to present their poster.
Up to 18 posters may be selected for presentation.


• Limit of two applications per individual.
• Poster board size will be 6' wide by 4' tall. Your poster may be of any size smaller than these dimensions. Presenters are responsible for creating and bringing their own poster. The poster board and pins will be provided.
• You may submit abstracts/posters of completed work, work in progress or work presented at a local or regional level.
• The primary author is responsible for obtaining consent from all authors and appropriate institutions prior to submitting an abstract/poster.
• Abstracts/posters must be free of commercial influence; they may not include commercial logos and not imply an endorsement of any commercial product or service.
• Authors should plan to be at their poster during the morning poster session to answer questions.


You must designate one of the following categories for each abstract submitted. You may submit up to two abstracts for consideration. Your abstract may be placed into another category if reviewers see fit:
1. Clinical Medicine
2. Clinical Surgical
3. Basic Science / Translational Research
4. Advocacy, Policy, or Public Health
5. Other


The title should be brief and clearly state the content of the paper.


List the presenting author's name in the About You section. Co-authors can be noted in the abstract narrative below and will not count towards the 350-word limit. Give the name and location of the institution where the work was done. If the work was not done at an institution, list only the city and the state.


The size limit for the body of the abstract is 350 words. You do not need to include references in the abstract. When submitting your narrative below, organize the body of the abstract as follows:
1. Introduction
2. Methods
3. Results
4. Conclusion


Judging will take place Saturday morning, April 6. The top poster in each category and overall Best in Show, as voted on by the judges, will be presented with a certificate prior to the Presidential Inauguration Saturday evening. Further programming details will be included in abstract acceptance correspondence.
Annual meeting attendees will also review the posters and vote for People's Choice Award.


Please contact info@osma.org.

ABOUT YOU (presenting author)
First Name
Middle Name
Last Name
Mailing Address
State Zip
Training Program
Training Year
Phone number

Poster Title
Choose one category:
ABSTRACT NARRATIVE (Please enter or copy/paste narrative here – 350 word limit):
   - denotes required fields