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Research Day

The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) – Carolinas Campus will hold its Sixth Annual Via Research Recognition Day on Friday, April 17, 2020. Research Day is a significant event for VCOM and supports the mission of the College to provide medical education and research that prepares globally-minded, community-focused physicians and improves the health of those most in need. This year’s focus is the value of clinical trials in medical research.

Research Day Carolinas: April 17, 2020

VCOM-Carolinas, 350 Howard Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303


Registration is FREE, but required. Registration opens on January 8, 2020 and the deadline to register is April 3, 2020. All participants, including students, must register to participate in Research Day.

With registration for this event, you get:

  • Program materials
  • Breakfast and lunch provided during the event
  • Full access to all event activities

For any problems with registration, please email Dr. Enkemann researchday-cc [at]


  • Agenda coming soon


W. Jeffery Edenfield, MD,
Medical Director for the Institute for Translational Oncology Research Prisma Health,
Greenville, South Carolina

How do I participate?

Attendees are invited to share their research in poster format. Poster abstracts must be accepted for the event for posters to be displayed.

Some submitted abstracts may be considered for oral presentation. The Via Research Recognition Day acknowledges exceptional research through oral presentations and a poster competition in distinct categories: Research by a medical resident, biomedical research by a student, clinical research by a student, educational research by a student. For the competition, students are defined broadly as any student in training, including undergraduate, graduate, medical and post-doctoral students. The resident research category is reserved for physicians currently in residency, internship and/or fellowship training.

Abstracts must be submitted electronically to researchday-cc [at]  using the Abstract Submission Form. The deadline for abstract submission is Friday, February 14, 2020. Please note: due to limitations in space, no extensions for abstract submission will be granted.

When an abstract is accepted, only the submitting author will receive further instructions on poster submission via email.

For questions about abstract submissions or participation in the poster competition, please email Stephan Brown at researchday-cc [at]  

Will I receive CME credits for attending and participating in this event?

CME Credits

The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This program anticipates being approved for AOA Category 1-A CME credit pending approval by the AOA CCME. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Evaluation data will be compiled and provided to VCOM-CC. Comments and suggestions regarding program content, location and other program specific details will be considered when planning future activities. Grievances regarding program administration and reporting of AOA CME credits will be handled on an individual basis. Participants with grievances that cannot be resolved will be sent to the AOA CCME.

What will this conference offer?

The Via Research Recognition day is a forum for health professionals and scientists at academic institutions, teaching hospitals and practice sites to present or benefit from new research innovations and programs intended to improve the health of all humans. By attending the sessions with the speakers, participants will have the opportunity to learn cutting edge information in the physiological bases of osteopathic manipulative therapy efficacy, new trends in physician-based research networks, and how to develop innovative research projects with high impact for human health. By attending the poster session, participants will also learn about the biomedical, clinical and educational research activities at VCOM and its partner institutions, and will have ample opportunity to identify new collaborative research opportunities.

Who should attend?

Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, public health professionals, medical residents, health professions students and others interested in primary care issues and research.

Disclosure Statement

It is the policy of the VCOM Medical Education Department to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. All participating faculty are expected to disclose to the participants any real or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of their presentations.