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Welcome to the largest national, multi-specialty research event featuring research from more than 700 medical students, residents and fellows, and international medical graduates.

The 2021 American Medical Association Research Challenge includes a poster session hall and a semifinals hall with the top scored research. Log in at any time throughout the event to:

At the conclusion of this event, the AMA will announce the top 5 voted participants from the semifinals. The 5 finalists will advance to the AMA Research Challenge finals, present their research to an elite panel of judges and compete to win the AMA Research Challenge. Winner will receive a $10,000 grand prize sponsored by Laurel Road.

Agenda

9:00 a.m. CT

Event begins

Visit the Semifinals Hall to cast your 3 votes (AMA member exclusive).

Visit the Poster Session Hall and search for research of interest to you. Share your feedback and guidance to the participants via the comment box.

9:00 a.m. CT

Join event

Visit the Semifinals Hall to cast your 3 votes (AMA member exclusive).

Visit the Poster Session Hall and search for research of interest to you. Share your feedback and guidance to the participants via the comment box.

5:30 p.m. CT

Live forum: How to get published

Learn tips to get your research published and get your questions answered from experts.

Ricardo Correa, MD, EdD, FACP, FACE, FAPCR, FACMQ
Program Director, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship University of Arizona College of Medicine
Carl G Streed, MD, MPH, FACP
Assistant Professor of Medicine; Research Lead, Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery, Boston Medical Center
9:00 a.m. CT

Last day to join event

Visit the Semifinals Hall to cast your 3 votes (AMA member exclusive).

Visit the Poster Session Hall and search for research of interest to you. Share your feedback and guidance to the participants via the comment box.

1:00 p.m. CT

Live forum: How to plan a career in academic medicine

Learn how to plan a career in academic medicine and get your questions answered from physician experts across specialties.

Kavita Shah Arora, MD, MBE, MS

Associate Professor and Division Director of General Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of North Carolina, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Alёna A. Balasanova, MD, FAPA

Director, Addiction Psychiatry Education and Co-Director, Addiction Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Assistant Professor (courtesy), Division of Physician Assistant Studies University of Nebraska Medical Center, Nebraska Medicine

Tracey L. Henry, MD, MPH, MS, FACP

Associate Professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
Assistant Health Director, Grady Primary Care Center

Charles Lopresto, DO

Hospitalist, Department of Internal Medicine, NewYork Presbyterian-Queens/Weill Cornell Medicine

Nicole D. Riddle, MD, FCAP, FASCP

Associate Professor, Associate Residency Program Director, and Program Research Liaison
University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, Department of Pathology and Cell Biology
5 p.m. CT

Event concludes

5-6 p.m. CT

Networking Mixer

Join us for a networking mixer to meet participants and attendees, celebrate research accomplishments, and participate in fun trivia with prizes. All participants and attendees are invited.

Speakers

Live forum: How to get published

Ricardo Correa, MD, EdD, FACP, FACE, FAPCR, FACMQ

Program Director, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship University of Arizona College of Medicine

Carl G Streed, MD, MPH, FACP

Assistant Professor of Medicine; Research Lead, Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery, Boston Medical Center

Live forum: How to plan a career in academic medicine

Kavita Shah Arora, MD, MBE, MS

Associate Professor and Division Director of General Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of North Carolina, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Alёna A. Balasanova, MD, FAPA

Director, Addiction Psychiatry Education and Co-Director, Addiction Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Assistant Professor (courtesy), Division of Physician Assistant Studies University of Nebraska Medical Center, Nebraska Medicine

Tracey L. Henry, MD, MPH, MS, FACP

Associate Professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
Assistant Health Director, Grady Primary Care Center

Charles Lopresto, DO

Hospitalist, Department of Internal Medicine, NewYork Presbyterian-Queens/Weill Cornell Medicine

Nicole D. Riddle, MD, FCAP, FASCP

Associate Professor, Associate Residency Program Director, and Program Research Liaison
University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, Department of Pathology and Cell Biology

Sponsors

AMA would like to thank Laurel Road for sponsoring a $10,000 grand prize for the winner of the AMA Research Challenge. Laurel Road is not involved in the judging or voting process to select the winner. The winner will be announced on Dec. 8 during the AMA Research Challenge finals. Payment of the grand prize will be directly from Laurel Road. See the AMA Research Challenge Official Rules for terms and conditions.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are registered, click on the login button above, type in your email address you registered with, and you’ll be entered into the event.
If you have not registered, click the register button above and submit your registration details. After registering, return to this event landing page, click on login button above, type in your email address you registered with, and you’ll be entered into the event. For trouble logging in, please email amasupport@getvfairs.io
No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate. You only need to have access to the internet.
Google Chrome browser is recommended for the best experience. The platform is also supported on mobile.
If you need technical assistance during the event, please visit the Help Desk from the lobby or navigation, or email AMASUPPORT@getvfairs.io. You can chat with a live technician from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Central, Oct. 21-23.
Once logged in to the event, visit the Help Desk from the lobby or navigation and you can chat with a live technician for technical support. For event questions or AMA inquiries, please email researchsymposium@ama-assn.org.
Research from 688 medical students, residents and fellows, and international medical graduates with qualifying abstract scores will be featured in the Poster Session Hall, the most research ever featured at the AMA Research Challenge.
Research from the top 51 scored abstracts will be featured in the Semifinals Hall and will include vote buttons. AMA members and participants have 3 votes to cast in the Semifinals Hall to determine the top 5 finalists to advance to the AMA Research Challenge finals.
At the conclusion of the event, the top 5 voted participants from the semifinals will be invited to advance to the AMA Research Challenge finals to present research virtually to an elite panel of judges and compete to win. Winner will receive a $10,000 grand prize sponsored by Laurel Road. The AMA Research Challenge finals will premiere on Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. Central on the AMA’s YouTube channel.
The top 5 voted finalists will present their research virtually to an elite panel of judges and compete to win. Winner will receive a $10,000 grand prize sponsored by Laurel Road. The AMA Research Challenge finals will premiere on Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. Central on the AMA’s YouTube channel.
Yes, here is a link to the participant directory, also located within the Help Desk.
Once logged in to the event platform, click on Semifinals Hall or Poster Session Hall from the lobby or navigation. To view posters, you can scroll through the list, search by keyword or author, or filter by the categories Basic Science, Clinical and Transitional Research, Clinical Vignettes (Poster Session Hall only), Health Systems Science, Medical Education Innovation, Public Health and Health Policy.
All AMA member attendees and participants have access to cast 3 votes for research in the Semifinals Hall. Only 1 vote can be cast per research. If you are a non-AMA member, join or renew here.
Once logged in to the event platform, click on Semifinals Hall from the lobby or navigation. In the poster listing, click on “Cast vote” to vote on a poster. AMA members and participants may cast up to 3 votes total. Only 1 vote can be cast per research. Voting buttons will only be accessible for AMA members and participants. For assistance, please email AMASUPPORT@getvfairs.io
We recommend considering the following criteria to cast your 3 votes:
Organization/visual presentation
  • Visuals are easy to read and logistically organized
  • Grammar and syntax are correct
  • Data is presented in a clear and understandable manner
Verbal presentation
  • Presentation is limited to two minutes
  • Good diction; good articulation
Knowledge of material
  • Author explains in detail relevance to the project
Once logged in to the event, click on the blue chat box and you can select attendees from the “people” tab to send a message.
To comment on participant research, click on the “send a comment” button on the posters.
Once logged in to the event, click on Live Forums from the lobby area.
All are welcome to attend – physicians, medical students, colleagues, friends of participants. Please click register or login buttons above to access the event. Only AMA members and participants have access to voting in the Semifinals Hall.