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The Louisiana State Medical Society Educational and Research Foundation (LSMS ERF) is hosting a research symposium at the Society’s 136th Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates. The LSMS ERF Research Symposium takes place February 2-3, 2017.

2/2/2017 to 2/3/2017
When: February 2-3, 2017
Where: Baton Rouge Hilton Capitol Center
201 Lafayette St.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana  70801
United States
Contact: Kayne Daigle

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Participant Qualifications/Key Dates:

All medical students, residents, fellows, and other members of the LSMS are invited to submit abstracts of their scientific research.
Co-authors are not required to be LSMS members, but please note that only one first author who submits will be allowed to present and therefore be eligible to win a prize.
LSMS will choose 40 abstracts to submit posters.   
Posters will be judged at the December 14th LSMS Board Meeting, and participants will not be asked to be present.
Winners will be notified by December 31, 2016 and will be presented awards at the Annual Meeting Awards Lunch on Friday, February 3, 2017 at noon.  Winners are encouraged to attend the Awards Lunch to accept their award.   
Posters will be displayed for viewing at the Research Symposium during the Annual Meeting on February 2-3, 2017.  Participants may not be present to discuss their research at the Annual Meeting. 
By submitting an abstract and/or poster, you certify that (1) the research, abstract and poster are your original work or original work conducted by you and other authors; and (2) all co-authors are appropriately credited for their contributions and have been informed of the submission. Violation of these requirements will result in disqualification from the symposium.


  • AUGUST 22-OCTOBER 1 - LSMS accepting AbstractsAbstracts for the 2017 LSMS Research Symposium   
  • OCTOBER 5- Participants will be notified if they are selected to submit a poster
  • DECEMBER 2--Deadline for posters to be submitted to LSMS.  Please drop off posters or ship to 6767 Perkins Road, Suite 100, Baton Rouge, LA 70808.  All deadlines are 11:59 p.m. CST.
  • DECEMBER 14--Poster Judging at LSMS Board Meeting (participants may not attend)
  • DECEMBER 31--Winners notified
  • FEBRUARY 2-3--Poster viewing at 2017 136th LSMS Annual Meeting
  • FEBRUARY 3--Awards lunch for poster winners



2017 Research Symposium Information Packet 


For more information please contact Kayne Daigle, Educational and Research Director, at

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