Rollup Image Page Content Research Education & Reports The AOA recognizes that the advancement of scientific research plays a critical role in the mission to improve American health care through promoting osteopathic medicine. The national Annual AOA Research Conference is held each year in conjunction with the AOA Annual Osteopathic Medical Conference & Exposition (OMED). The conference features the latest research findings through presentations, research abstracts and student research posters. OMED Research Program Research Poster Program Call for Abstracts Student Research Poster Competition Winners Survey Reports Measuring Physicians’ Opinions of Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) to Strengthen Its Role in Patient-Centered Care Osteopathic Physician Market Profile Study 2016 Share This Your browser does not support this functionality. Student Poster Competition The 2015 Poster Session and Student Poster Competition was held Oct. 17-21 at OMED 2015 in Orlando. Learn more.