2024 Experimental Research and Case Study Scientific Poster Competition
Held in Conjunction with the Regional Osteopathic Convention (ROC-NY)
Sonesta White Plains Downtown Hotel - 66 Hale Ave, White Plains, NY 10601
Friday, April 19, 2024

The New York State Osteopathic Medical Society (NYSOMS) invites Students, Interns, Residents, and Fellows to participate in the 2024 NYSOMS Student & Intern/Resident/Fellow Experimental Research & Case Study Scientific Poster Competition. The competition will take place on Friday, April 19, 2024, during the annual Regional Osteopathic Convention at the Sonesta White Plains Downtown Hotel in White Plains, NY. 

Notable Competition Details:

  • Eligible to participate:
    • Interns, residents, and fellows who are training in New York and graduated from a COCA accredited college of osteopathic medicine.
    • Interns, residents, and fellows (MD/DO/MBBS) that are being sponsored by an active NYSOMS member or are in a training program with ACGME osteopathic recognition.
      • Osteopathic Medicine Students that attend a COCA accredited college of osteopathic medicine.
  • Submissions
    • Research of the type acceptable to the AOA OMED Poster Competition.
      • Acceptable research subjects:
        • Explanatory Clinical Research
        • Educational 
        • Other research subjects
    • Case Studies that are complete, well-documented and researched will be acceptable from interns, residents, and fellows ONLY.
  • The work presented must be the work of the Student/Intern/Resident/Fellow who submits it.
  • Research must have been done while the participant was a student or in postgraduate training.
  • Research submitted should be original to this competition and has not been published.
  • Submissions that have been shown at local hospitals and/or regional/national conference are accepted.
  • A panel of judges appointed by NYSOMS will evaluate the posters using predetermined objective criteria and scoring forms. The judges' decision will be final.
  • NOT Accepted:
    • PURE LITERATURE REVIEWS will NOT be accepted.
    • Multiple entries by a submitting author will NOT be accepted.

For all rules, regulations, and application instructions, please refer to the Policies & Procedures manual below. 

Submissions MUST be emailed before the DEADLINEFriday, March 1, 2024 - 11:59 pm (ET) to NYSOMS - [email protected]  or will NOT be accepted.

Three (3) prizes will be awarded for the following categories: Student research, Intern/Resident/Fellow research, and the Intern/Resident/Fellow case studies:

  1. First Place Winners - $250
  2. Second Place Winners - $100
  3. Third Place Winners - $50

Please contact me with any questions you have. 

Multiple entries are not allowed by a submitting author and only one price may be awarded per Intern, Resident, Fellow and Medical Student. 

The ROC-NY poster competition committee will determine if the submission will be accepted for presentation at the poster competition. Due to space constraints, we may need to limit the number of posters accepted into the competition.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact [email protected] or call (212) 261-1784

Poster Competition Policies & Procedures

Student Abstract Form

Intern, Resident, & Fellow Abstract Form


2023 Poster Competition Winners

Resident Case Study Winners 
3rd Place – Leyla Kerimova, DO – Good Samaritan Hospital - Tracheal Collapse and Superior Vena Cava Syndrome Secondary to Metastasized Testicular Seminoma
2nd Place – Casey Neville, DO – Good Samaritan Hospital - A Case of Cervical Shock
1st place – John Siano, DO – Nassau University Medical Center - Cytomegalovirus Retinitis Secondary to Chronic Hyperglycemia
Resident Research Winners 
3rd Place – Stephen Griner, DO – Flushing Hospital – Identifying Gaps in Surgical Consults of Elderly Patients: Development of the L.I.S.T.E.N. Survey and Preliminary Results in a Surgical Residency Program
2nd Place – Chloe Bodden, DO – Flushing Hospital – Utilization of Osteopathic Manipulation Treatment in Wound Healing: A Pilot Study
1st Place – Stephen Elliott, DO – Good Samaritan Hospital – COVID 19 Pandemic and the Effect on Emergency Department Visit Rates
Student Research Winners 
3rd place – Anisa Raidah – NYITCOM – Contemporary Echocardiographic Findings in Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Patients Observed at the Long Island Heart Rhythm Center
2nd place – Jacqueline Nikakis – NYITCOM – The Acute Physiologic Effects of OMT in Patients with Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices: A Randomized Controlled Trial
1st place – Alison Sebold – NYITCOM – Shank3 Haploinsufficiency Causes Impairment with Novel Odors


Congratulations to all participants for their hard work and contributions!