Poster Session


 The CMA is proud to announce a call for submissions for academic posters for the national conference in Orlando, FL


The CMA is interested in academic or scientific posters which relate broadly to the conference theme of: “The Joy of Medicine”.

Other submissions related specifically to Catholicism and medicine, the basic sciences/biomedical research, medical case studies, bioethics, philosophy, or theology will be actively considered.

Abstract submissions summarizing your work or paper thesis should be no more than 500 words. Only one submission is permitted per person. A single submission may have multiple authors. Students or residents who submit under the “Scientific/Academic” category may also submit a different abstract under the “Student and Resident” category for consideration.

The poster should be organized in 1 of 3 formats:

Research / Case Study: research and case study posters should have the following sections: Background, Hypothesis (Case intro), Methods (Clinical Course), Results, Discussion/Conclusions, Limitations and Future Directions, References

Philosophy/Theology/Bioethics: These posters should have a Background, Hypothesis, Argument, Objections, Summary/Conclusion, and Reference section

Medical Education/Interventions/Organizational: Background (why your intervention was needed); Process and Composition/Design of Intervention; Events Held/Results; Resources:(how could this be replicated or improved upon); Future Directions: what are your plans to expand this, etc. To assess its effectiveness? (If you already have data on this, place it under Events/Results); References (if any).

Abstracts will be peer-reviewed. Abstracts selected for presentation will be published in The Linacre Quarterly.

New this year: the medical school with the students with the most accepted poster submission will receive a $250 prize. This can be utilized by the CMA Student Section group at their medical school to host a local CMA event.

Accepted posters will be featured at the conference poster session; we will be awarding prizes based on best poster in each category at the conference in San Diego.

Please send questions or abstract submissions by AUGUST 15 to [email protected].  If accepted, further instructions on poster format will be sent. DO NOT PRINT OR DESIGN POSTERS UNTIL YOU HAVE RECEIVED WORD THAT YOUR POSTER IS ACCEPTED. I would also be happy to look at your poster/review it with you before printing.

Yours Sincerely,

Paul Day, M.D.
Conference Poster Chair

Barbara Golder, M.D., J.D.
Editor in Chief, The Linacre Quarterly