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Louisiana Research Day 2023

When: April 14, 2023 8:00am to 5:00pm CDT
Campus: Louisiana

Location: VCOM-Louisiana, 4408 Bon Aire Dr, Monroe, LA 71203

The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) – Louisiana Campus will hold its Inaugural Via Research Recognition Day on Friday, April 14, 2023. 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.


Registration is FREE but required for all participants, including students and poster presenters. Registration opens on December 1, 2022, and the deadline to register is February 21, 2023

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With registration for this event, you get:

  • Program materials
  • Lunch will be provided during the event
  • Full access to all event activities

For any problems with registration, please email



  • P. Gunnar Brolinson, DO, FAOASM, FAAFP, FACOF; VCOM  
  • Jeremy Kamil, PhD; LSU Health Shreveport   
  • Jorge E. Alvernia-Silva, MD; Brain and Spine Associates, LLC 

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. The Via Research Recognition Day features an optional poster competition with distinct categories; Research by a medical resident can be in the following categories: Biomedical Research, Clinical Research, Clinical Case Reports, Educational Research and Simulation Research.

Guidelines for Writing Research Abstracts for Posters (DOC)

Research Day Abstract Submission Form (DOC)

Abstracts must be submitted electronically to using the Abstract Submission Form at the link above. The deadline for abstract submission is Wednesday, February 21, 2023.

Please note: In the interest of professionalism and fairness, no extensions for abstract submission will be granted.

For questions about abstract submissions or participation in the poster competition, please email the Research Day Committee at

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

VCOM provides free poster printing for any meeting attendee with an accepted abstract. Details will be sent to submitting authors with the abstract acceptance email.

Poster Template (PPT)

Free VCOM Poster Printing Deadline is 5:00 PM, Wednesday, March 15, 2023

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 oral presentations and poster sessions, 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 an opportunity to identify new collaborative research opportunities.

Who should attend?

Medical and pharmacology students, physicians, physician assistants, biomedical researchers, nurse practitioners, public health professionals, medical residents, and other health profession 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.

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