MSUCOM / SCSStatewide Campus System

2020 SCS Scholarly Activity Poster Day
May 20, 2020
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Crowne Plaza Lansing West

The MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine Statewide Campus System (SCS) is sponsoring the SCS Scholarly Activity Poster Day, held in conjunction with the SCS Membership Meeting. Poster abstract submissions concerning the results of research, quality improvement (QI) and other types of scholarly work projects (excluding case study/reports, see below) will be accepted from:

  • MSUCOM Medical Students
  • SCS-affiliated Residents and Fellows
  • MSUCOM Faculty

This will be a juried competition, with cash prizes presented to winners on the basis of how the SCS review committee has classified each poster abstract (principally based on first-presenter’s role and their specific level of/type of activities on project):

  • Medical Students: $750 (1st Prize) and $500 (2nd Prize)
  • Residents: $1500 (1st Prize), $1000 (2nd), and $750 (3rd)
  • Faculty: Each faculty presenter will receive a Participation Certificate.

To be eligible, posters must present new IRB-approved research, quality improvement or scholarly work projects that contribute to medical or healthcare knowledge.

NOTE: Due to anticipated submission volume, we will be unable to accept single case study/report or case series poster abstracts for presentation this year.

Abstract Entry Procedures

Each poster abstract will first be reviewed by a panel of SCS judges. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to present their posters.

DEADLINE Wednesday, April 8th, 2020 5 pm.

Abstracts will need to be entered into the online SUBMISSION FORM. Bill Corser will email to confirm receipt.

Old submission forms from prior years will not be accepted.

Specific evaluative criteria for accepted research or QI abstracts will be emailed to presenters by April 27th.


NOTE: Posters should have the title and name of the presenter centered (at least four inches high) across the top of the poster. In addition, posters should be free standing and fit on a four foot wide table (taping on walls or laying posters out on a table is unacceptable)

There will be no electrical outlets available for any additional display mechanisms.

Set-up for all poster presentations will begin at 7:00 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza Lansing West. The exact display location of accepted posters will be assigned on-site. FIRST LISTED presenters are invited to be present beside their poster to answer any questions during judging period (i.e., approx. 9:00-to-11:00 a.m.). (Other presenters will have invited to a separate area with snacks, etc. during this judging period). Posters should be available for display from 9 a.m. until 12:00 noon, after which time they may be removed. Any posters remaining on the display boards after 1:00 p.m. will be discarded.

Announcement of the award winners will take place in the poster display room at approximately 11:15 a.m.

Questions regarding this SCS Scholarly Activity Poster Day competition specifics may be emailed to Dr. Bill Corser (