American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

19th Annual BIOM International Seminar: “Innovation in Osteopathic Education and Outreach"

The Bureau of International Osteopathic Medicine (BIOM) will present its 19th Annual International Seminar, “Innovation in Osteopathic Medicine and Outreach,” Oct. 6-8 during OMED 2017 in Philadelphia.

The program will include a day-long seminar on Saturday, Oct. 7, featuring osteopathic physicians and others presenting on the development of global osteopathic medical programs, from graduate education to research and beyond. 

In addition, BIOM is partnering with DOCARE, the Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA), and the Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP) to mount a competition with three divisions and a poster event.

BIOM Poster Session

The BIOM Poster Session will allow students who have submitted research abstracts to the BIOM Research Abstract Competition to display posters on those research projects. Students may also submit posters on global outreach projects they've conducted. This event is noncompetitive and open to all students and residents who have completed eligible research and outreach work. Videos can be submitted through this online portal.

All entrants to the BIOM Research Abstract Competition and BIOM Research Poster Session must submit evidence that their research has undergone appropriate review by a university- or hospital-based internal review board (IRB) in at least one country. Learn more about the IRB requirements.

Submissions will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. EDT Monday, Sept. 18, 2017.

BIOM Competition Winners

The overall competition winner is Katharine Smolinski, OMS III, for her narrative medicine essay.

The BIOM Narrative Medicine Essay Competition is an inaugural BIOM competition aimed at letting osteopathic medical students and residents explore global health and clinical medicine through the written word. 

First place winner: Gabriel Pontipiedra, OMS II

Second place winner: Simone Ilia, OMS II

The BIOM Global Health Outreach Competition allowed students to submit brief reflections on any international health-related experience they have had between Sept. 1, 2016, to Aug. 31, 2017.

First place winner: Daisy Chan, OMS II (primary author)

Second place winner: Derek Ochi, OMS II (primary author)

The BIOM Research Abstract Competition accepted submissions from osteopathic medical students and residents who completed health research in any international location between Sept. 1, 2016, to Aug. 31, 2017.

First place winner: Jacob Shermetaro, OMS II (primary author)

Second place winner: Rameen Atefi, OMS II (primary author)

First-place prizes of $750 and second-place prizes of $500 were awarded in each category, as well as grand prize of $1,500 to the top overall entrant. All first-place winners are invited to give a presentation during the BIOM Seminar.


 Share This