Osler SymposiumJohn P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine

1st Annual Osler SymposiumSaturday, March 2, 2024
8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

UTMB Health Education Center 1st Floor (1.200/1.202)

Announcing the 1st Annual Osler Symposium Call for Abstracts and ePoster Submissions.

Conference Theme: Topics in the History of Medicine and Historical Figures in Medicine

  • Please note that the Call for AOS abstracts has closed but our call for the 1st Annual Osler Symposium will remain open until January 10th, 2024.
  • You may view past AOS accepted abstracts here: Past Annual Meeting Programs - American Osler Society
  • The abstract should be one (1) page in length and submitted in MS-Word format with 12-point font and begin with the complete title and author’s name. 
  • Three (3) learning objectives should be given after the abstract.
  • References should be listed after the learning objectives. (Please note that the AOS does not require references).
  • Only one (1) submission per primary author will be accepted. (i.e. you cannot present more than one abstract).
  • Please fill out the application for submission: https://forms.office.com/r/TFDHTLqhfv.
  • If you have already submitted an abstract to the American Osler Society (AOS) Annual Meeting (May 3-6, 2024), please consider submitting your abstract to the UTMB 1st Annual Osler Symposium.
  • The Osler Symposium is on March 2, 2024 in the Health Education Center.

All students with accepted abstracts to the AOS Meeting will be required to present at the 1st Annual Osler Symposium as an oral abstract presentation. Abstracts not accepted for presentation at the AOS will be considered for presentation either as an oral presentation or ePoster presentation.

For more information about the American Osler Society, click here.

All submissions will be evaluated by the Osler Symposium Review Committee, which will consist of current and emeritus faculty scholars. In the application form, please designate if your abstract is an ePoster or oral abstract presentation. Abstracts not considered for oral presentations will be considered for ePoster presentations. Select links below to view examples of the:

Deadline for submission is January 10, 2024 at 5:00 PM. For questions, please contact Dr. Bernard Karnath, M.D. at bmkarnat@utmb.edu

Important Announcement from the American Osler Society

One of the major goals of the American Osler Society is to increase the engagement of medical students and residents in the humanities (see the attached call for abstracts).

With the support of the AOS Board of Governors and AOS membership,  several new initiatives have been funded to encourage more active participation by medical students and residents at the AOS Annual meetings.

These initiatives include:

Day of week of AOS meeting: The 2024 meeting of the AOS is from Friday May 3 to Monday May 6th. Medical student and resident presentations will predominantly be on Saturday May 4 and Sunday May 5 so that these trainees will not have to miss significant class, surgery or clinic time to attend the AOS meeting. 

The Molina Travel Awards: The AOS is aware that many medical students have difficulty funding travel to AOS meetings. This year the AOS is providing 10 Molina Travel Awards for the 10 best graded medical student abstracts. These awards are for $500 US each. The expectation is that having these awards will encourage more medical students to not only submit abstracts but be able to attend AOS meetings. 

Resident Travel Awards: The AOS is also aware that many residents have even more difficulty finding time and funding travel to AOS meetings. This year the AOS is providing 2 Resident Travel Awards for the 2 best graded resident abstracts. These awards are for $500 US each.

Best Medical Student and Resident Presentations: There are also prizes for the best 3 medical student and resident presentations. First prize, $1000, second prize, $750 and third prize $500. The expectation being that the existence of these prizes will also both help encourage more medical student and resident participation and increase the quality of the medical trainee presentations.