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The MAOFP SCIENTIFIC Poster Program allows Osteopathic students, Family Medicine residents, and Fellows an opportunity to display their educational research and cases in a conference setting, viewed by peers and attending physicians. Due to the cancellation of the 2020 Summer Family Medicine Update, MAOFP is offering a virtual poster program.  This  program offers further educational opportunities for all.

Poster presenters  will present to the judging committee virtually. The primary author must participate in this presentation. Presenters will be assigned individual judging times. Posters will be displayed on the MAOFP website from October- December 2020. 

Fall 2020 Poster Presentations FAQs

Submission Categories

  • Original scientific research
  • Case presentation


  • Scientific Research
- First Place Student $100
- First Place Resident $100
  • Case Presentation

- First Place Student $100
- First Place Resident $100


  • Student or Resident Original Research or Case Study posters may apply.
  • Submit any questions to events@maofp.org. 
  • First author must be a member of MAOFP in good standing.  If you are not a member, physicians, students, and residents may join by visiting www.maofp.org.
  • No abstract application fee to MAOFP members.
  • All authors’ names, titles and e-mail addresses must accompany each abstract.
  • Posters previously presented nationally, may be presented at MAOFP (include a pdf file of poster).
  • Presentation at MAOFP does not preclude abstract submission or publication later.
  • Abstract limited to 350 words, not including title, authors, institutions, and references.
  • The IRB approval or review letter must be submitted.
  • Abstract submission implies authenticity of your work, and that all coauthors have been notified of this submission.
  • Abstract will be forwarded to the judging  committee upon submission.
  • Submissions due September 1, 2020.
  • Applicants will be notified of acceptance by September 14, 2020 and will be given 3 time slots for a virtual presentation to choose from.  It can be expected the majority of the time slots will be in the evening on weekdays.
  • Presenters must submit a pdf of poster if accepted to be posted on the MAOFP website.
  • Presenters may use the poster pdf as well as a Power Point during the virtual presentation.
  • Poster to remain on display until January 15, 2021  on the MAOFP website.

Submit Poster Presentation

Past Winners

Trevor Nessel
Myocardial Ischemia, A Rare Presentation of Meckel's Diverticulum

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This poster illustrates a case of a Meckel’s diverticulum with an atypical presentation. An elderly patient presented to the emergency department with emesis, hematochezia, and a subsequent syncopal episode. Laboratory testing showed a low hemoglobin, leukocytosis, and lactic acidosis. Physical exam uncovered blood within the rectum. Electrocardiogram demonstrated ST-depression in the anterolateral leads with concurrent troponin elevation. The patient was given nitroglycerin and cardiac symptoms resolved. Several images, along with upper endoscopy, were performed in attempt to locate the bleed, with no success. The patient’s resulting hemodynamic stability deteriorated despite numerous blood transfusions and thus underwent emergent exploratory laparotomy for treatment of gastrointestinal bleed. Surgery revealed a bleeding, infarcted Meckel’s diverticulum with corresponding infarcted small bowel which were both were resected, stopping the bleed.

Trevor Nessel
Myocardial Ischemia, A Rare Presentation of Meckel's Diverticulum

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This poster illustrates a case of a Meckel’s diverticulum with an atypical presentation. An elderly


Jacob Babb, OMS-II, Donald Gusfa, OMS-II, Samantha Kennedy, DO, Ryley Macine, OMS-II, Catelyn Zuhl, BS

Disordered Eating Screen for Athletes (DESA-6): Addressing Accessibility, Technology, and Public Health
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Disordered eating (DE) is a problem among adolescent athletes, and can lead to increased incidence of stress fractures, low energy availability, and mood disruption. If untreated, DE could progress to a clinical eating disorder (ED), which have the highest rates of mortality among all psychiatric disorders. Our poster introduces the Disordered Eating Screen for Athletes (DESA-6), a 6-item screening tool to quickly identify athletes who may be at risk for disordered eating. The tool was shown to have an overall accuracy of 87.8%, with a sensitivity of 92% and specificity of 85.96%. During the validation of this tool, we obtained a random population sample of 308 student athletes and found 24% (n=74) screened positive for DE. Our poster is a summary of these findings using the average Michigan high school athlete population as reported by the Michigan High School Athletic Association.

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