LBORC Research Forum:
Research Proposal and Mentorship Grand Rounds

As part of the joint American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) and American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine (AOASM) Convocation, on Thursday, March 24, the Louisa Burns Osteopathic Research Committee (LBORC) in concert with AOASM will host its annual research forum Research Proposal and Mentorship (RPM) Grand Rounds, from 7 to 9 p.m. EDT. The purpose of this program is to assist physicians and osteopathic medical students in assessing research proposals and to facilitate the outcome of osteopathic research and osteopathic research in sports medicine.

The format for this evening is similar to the TV show “Shark Tank” where aspiring investigators at any stage of their careers present their research proposals to the audience and a panel of experienced researchers. The audience directly engages both the investigators and the panelists to help audience members gain numerous pearls to refine their own research questions and identify ways to improve osteopathic research projects. Presenters will receive advice on their projects to increase the rigor of their study, and they have the opportunity for one of the experts to help mentor them during their study. Previous RPM Grand Rounds presenters will provide status updates on their projects at the beginning of this event.

Researchers interested in presenting proposals should download and submit an application no later than February 20, 2022, to [email protected]. Proposals should clearly define the clinical relevance, research question, and testable hypothesis. They should include an overview of the study design, cohort to be studied, recruitment strategy, methodology, and projected timeline and budget. Learn more at

Please sign up for this session when you register online for Convocation. You are encouraged to join the members of the LBORC and AOASM for a very interactive, entertaining session to experience the process of research project development.