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Louisiana Research Day 2024

When: February 23, 2024 8:00am to 5:00pm CST
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 2nd Annual Via Research Recognition Day on Friday, February 23, 2024. 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 and is required for all participants, including students and poster presenters. Registration opens on October 4, 2023, and the deadline to register is Monday, January 8, 2024


With registration for this event, you get:

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

For any problems with registration, please email


Research Day Agenda (PDF)


Research Day Program Book


  • Dr. Jonathan Auguste, PhD
    Associate Professor for Arbovirology at Virginia Tech

  • Dr. Albert Kozar, DO, FAOASM, R-MSK  
    Associate Professor for OMM and Sports Medicine at VCOM Virginia
    Director of the Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (ONMM) Residency

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)

Abstract Submission Form

Abstracts must be submitted electronically using the Abstract Submission Form at the link above. The deadline for abstract submission is Monday, January 8, 2024.

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) (Please save poster file name as: lastname,firstname-VCOM-RD24)

Poster Submissions are due by Friday, February 9th, 2024

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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