Saturday, January 29, 2011

NMSC 2011 - First AMSA-Philippines Research Competition 2011

Join the First AMSA-Philippines Research Competition 2011!



The winners will be the official representatives of the Philippines to the AMSA-IFMSA Conference in Hong Kong in June 2011!

Open to all students presently registered in any MD or combined MD program of an accredited Philippine medical school.

Research must be original, must not have been published or is not currently being reviewed for publication.

Abstracts due on February 14, 2011. Download registration forms and a full list of the mechanics here.

Note: Registration into the National Medical Students' Conference 2011 is a prerequisite for joining the Research Competition. For information on how to register for the National Medical Students' Conference 2011, click here.


For inquiries,
email us at: amsaphil.nmsc2011@gmail.com
or contact: Adovich Rivera at 09274186464






Mechanics


1) Open to all students in presently registered in any MD or combined MD program of an accredited Philippine Medical School.

2) Research should have been performed and completed during the participant’s stay in medical school.
3) Research should be original and the medical student(s) should be the primary author(s). Projects where students did not have major contribution to the conceptualization and the analysis of the project do not qualify for the contest.
4) A group of medical students can submit more than one research project provided that each project has a different presenter. A representative can also be an author of multiple research projects provided that he or she represents only one project in the oral or poster competition.
5) Research that has been published or is currently being reviewed for publication in any local or international journal is ineligible for the contest.
6) A screening process will be conducted based on the structured abstract. Only those deemed acceptable (based on quality of research) will be eligible to present and be included in the Conference booklet. The research will be accepted either for the paper or poster competition. The judges and the organizing committee will confer regarding the final line-up of participants for the oral and poster competitions.
7) Abstract should be not more than 250 words written in the structured format containing at least the following sections: Background, Objectives, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion. See sample structured abstract.
8) Deadline for abstracts is February 14, 2010. Abstracts placed in the proper application form should be sent to amsaphil.nmsc2011@gmail.com in the .doc or .docx format. File name should be modified to become “rc_[research title]”. Subject of the email should be “Research Competition – [Name of School] – [Research Title] – [Surname of student representative or First author]”
Example:

Subject: Research Competition – UP – Prevalence of sleep disorders among First Year UP CM students 2009 - Rizal 
Attached file: rc_Prevalence of sleep disorders among First Year UP CM students 2009.doc
9) If a project qualifies, the representative should register for the conference. Replacement of representatives can be done until the 1st day of the conference.
10) If a project qualifies for the oral competition, the full paper in journal article format containing at most 6 000 words excluding bibliographic entries should be submitted via email by March 8 2011. End note or name year citation format may be used.
11) Posters should be not more than 3 meters in width and 5 meters in length. Posters should be submitted during the registration period on the 1st day of the conference.
12) Eleven minutes are allotted for the presentation and Q&A of each project in the oral competition. Presentations should be at most 6 minutes. For every 10s extension, there will be a point deduction. If the presentation exceeds more than 1 minute, the presentation will be cut. This will be followed by at most 5 minutes of Q&A from the judges and the audience. Priority will be given to questions from the judges.
13) The best oral and poster presentations will be given awards. Projects that fit into the theme “Integrative Medicine” are also eligible for a special award, Best Project in Integrative Medicine.
14) Winners announced during the closing ceremony will be final.



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