Award Rules

To be eligible to participate, an applicant must be in one of three categories based on his/her classification at the time of participation:

  1. Medical student
  2. Graduate student doing biomedical research
  3. Intern or resident

The applicant must be listed as the first author to be able to participate. Research in either clinical or basic science is acceptable. The Eastern-Atlantic Student Research Forum reserves the right to deny acceptances to the forum if, in its judgment, the abstracts submitted are of insufficient merit.

All abstracts are initially evaluated for acceptance based upon the criteria set forth in the Abstract Guidelines.

All oral and poster presentations will be judged by faculty reviewers. Judging criteria include completeness of study, organization, originality, methodology, presentation quality, and handling of questions. The sum of the presentation scores as well as compliance with the Awards Eligibility Policy will determine winners in several categories including separate first, second and third place awards in basic and clinical sciences.

The Dr. Carl and Barbara Alving Endowed Award will be presented to the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine medical student who has had the most outstanding research achievement for the year. The student would win a medal and also a substantial unrestricted personal monetary award to encourage the student to pursue medical research.

Areas of Presentation

Anatomy Medical Humanities Pediatrics
Biochemistry / Molecular Biology Mental Health Pharmacology
Biomedical Engineering Microbiology & Infectious Diseases Psychiatry
Cell Biology Neurology Public Health
Dermatology Neuroscience Radiology
Family Medicine Obstetrics & Gynecology Surgery
Genetics Oncology Toxicology
Geriatrics Orthopedic Medicine Pathology
Immunology    
Oral Presentation

Fifteen minutes will be allotted for each paper. Participants must limit their presentation to 10-12 minutes; the remaining time is for discussion. Oral presentation will be judged on content, audiovisual aids, and the participant’s ability to handle questions.

Poster Presentation

All poster presentations will be considered for Poster Presentation Awards, provided the first author on the abstract is the presenter.

Poster Production
  • The poster cannot exceed 72 inches (w) by 48 inches (h) and include the sections as follows:
    • The subject under consideration and its significance
    • The means and materials used
    • A summary of the results presented in sufficient detail to support the conclusions
    • The significance of the results and their applicability to broader fields of knowledge
    • References
  • The title of the poster, the name of the participant and the location at which the research was performed should appear at the top of the display in a space at least 20 cm high. CAPITALIZE THE ENTIRE TITLE.
  • All illustrations should be professionally finished. Hand drawn figures are strongly discouraged.
  • Posters are to be attached to the boards with thumbtacks. Paste, glue, staples, or nails are not permitted.
  • Judges will be presented throughout the poster session. Posters will be judged on their adherence to the stated guidelines, content clarity, and the ability of the researcher to handle questions.
Awards for Excellence of Research

Awards will be given for oral and poster presentations in both basic and clinical sciences. The award listing described below is TENTATIVE, and subject to change. The purpose of the awards is to recognize and encourage outstanding research in the basic and clinical sciences. Students competing for awards must plan on attending selected activities (view Awards Eligibility Policy).

Oral Presentation Awards

The oral presentations awards are given to those participants demonstrating overall excellence of research. Each of the awards consists of a plaque and cash award.

Basic ScienceClinical Science
First Place $300.00First Place $300.00
Second Place $200.00Second Place $200.00
Third Place $100.00Third Place $100.00
Poster Presentation Awards

The poster presentations awards are given to those participants demonstrating overall excellence of research. Each of the awards consists of a plaque and cash award.

Basic ScienceClinical Science
First Place $300.00First Place $300.00
Second Place $200.00Second Place $200.00
Third Place $100.00Third Place $100.00
Contact

For questions please contact:
Isabel Perez
ESRF Director
Phone: (305) 243-5660
Email: iperez4@med.miami.edu

Awards Eligibility Policy

To be considered for an award you must submit a attend 5 of the 7 sessions below. The Keynote Address, Physician Scientist Panel and Career Development Workshop are mandatory sessions which will count toward the 5 required sessions.

February 23, 2017
  • Session I | 10:00am – 11:45am| Oral Presentations I
  • Session II | 12:00pm – 1:00pm | Keynote Address*
  • Session III | 2:15pm – 5:00pm | Oral Presentations II
February 24, 2017
  • Session IV | 8:15am – 10:30am | Oral Presentations III
  • Session V | 11:00am – 12:00pm | Career Development Workshop*
  • Session VI | 1:00pm – 2:00pm | Physician Scientist Panel*
  • Session VII | 2:30pm – 4:30pm | Poster Presentations

*Mandatory Sessions: In order to receive credit for attending, sign-in sheets will be available during the first 15 minutes of each session.

Read more about the Awards Eligibility Policy.

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