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ASM 2019: Call for Abstracts Now Open through August

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) Foundation is honoring the memory of distinguished physicians, Dorothy Kahkonen, MD, and Rudi Ansbacher, MD, by dedicating poster competitions in their names. Both physicians are former members and leaders of the MSMS and MSMS Foundation Board of Directors. Their lives touched many through long careers as a teachers, mentors, and clinicians.


You are invited to submit an abstract to either competition being held in conjunction with the MSMS Foundation Annual Scientific Meeting.


The Dorothy M. Kahkonen, MD, Memorial Award Poster Competition will be held on Thursday, October 24, from 4:30 to 5:30 pm, at the Sheraton in Novi. The category is focused on Diabetes and Metobolic Disease and is open to medical students only. Click the title above for complete details.


The Rudi Ansbacher, MD, Clinical Vignettes for Residents and Students Poster Symposium will be held on Wednesday, October 23, and Thursday, October 24, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm daily at the Sheraton in Novi. The category is focused on Clinical Vignettes and is open to residents, fellows, and medical students. Click the title above for complete details.


The first-place awards recipients for both competitions will be announced on Friday, October 25, at 11:30 am at the Sheraton in Novi.


Submission Rules:

  1. Deadline for abstract submission is August 23.
  2. Student to be judged separately from Residents and Fellows.
  3. There will only be one accepted per individual.
  4. Email all abstracts to Marianne Benhamza.
  5. All must be work of the individual actively engaged in residency, fellowship training, or medical training in Michigan.

Judging and Awards:

The panel of Poster Competition Judges will be represented by members of the ASM Planning Committee. The award recipients, as determined by the panel of judges, will receive a cash prize of $250, award plaque, and recognized in MSMS communications.


Questions? Contact Marianne Ben-Hamza or 517-336-7581.