UNE COM Research and Scholarship Forums

The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (UNE COM) Research and Scholarship Forums are intended to share and celebrate the research conducted by our UNE COM students. Preparing and presenting a poster is a skill and the UNE COM Research and Scholarship Committee embraces its mission for advancing research within UNE COM by supporting our students as they conduct and present their research. Medical students have several opportunities to present their research projects. Each year in September, UNE COM hosts a Research & Scholarship Student Forum. In midwinter, the Maine Osteopathic Association in conjunction with UNE COM hosts a Research Symposium opened to all of our medical students. In addition, in May of each year, the Northeast Osteopathic Medical Education Network (NEOMEN), invite UNE COM students and any osteopathic medical students at NEOMEN residency sites to participate in their yearly Research & Scholarship Forum along with interns, residents, and residency faculties in NEOMEN's AOA-accredited residencies. Awards are given to first authors receiving the highest scores in specific award categories in each research forum.

maine osteopathic association (MOA) midwinter
research & scholarship symposium

Friday, February 8, 2019
Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring Street, Portland, Maine

The Call for Abstracts for Poster Presentations at the Maine Osteopathic Association's midwinter symposium now opened!

Deadline submission: Sunday, January 6, 2019 at 5 p.m.

Eligible Participants

  • All UNE COM students: OMS I - OMS IV
  • Medical Residents


  • Medical Student Original Research (prospective or retrospective)
  • Medical Student Case Presentation or Literature Review
  • Resident Original Research (prospective or retrospective)
  • Resident Case Presentation or Literature Review


Participants will be informed by mid-January if their abstract was accepted.

poster display 

If selected to present your poster, plan to arrive at the Holiday Inn by the Bay by 1:30 p.m. on February 8 to set-up your poster in the MOAs Exhibit and Poster Session Hall located on the lower level in the Casco Bay Ballroom. Additional details will be sent via email about parking, poster size, and printing prior to the event.


There will be a reception and silent auction starting at 5 p.m. for all poster session participants. Awards will be presented at the reception in each of the award categories to the first authors of the top three posters receiving the highest scores. The names of the winners will also be announced in the UNE Community News and COMpass. All authors who present a poster will be sent a citation for their Curriculum Vitae for their participation in the MOA Research and Scholarship Symposium. 

MOA Research and scholarship symposium SCHEDULE

1:30 p.m.

All posters must be displayed

2–3 p.m.

Poster judging session one

3–4 p.m.

Poster judging session two

4–5 p.m.

Optional Educational Presentations: Elizabeth Olivier, Esq. (PretiFlaherty, Partner & General Counsel) "Physician Employment Contracts: What You Need to Know Before You Sign" or "Case-Based Expert Panel--Opioid Use Disorder: Supporting Recovery"

5 p.m.

Reception and Award Announcements

Questions if you are a Medical Student: Contact Diane Labbe at dlabbe@une.edu, coordinator, Research & Scholarship, Department of Biomedical Sciences, UNE COM

Questions if you are a Resident: Contact Amanda Richards at arichards@mainedo.org, MOA operations director, 

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