This is a call for entries for the annual Acupuncture Research Paper Competition. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-place awards will be presented at the AAMA 2021 Virtual Symposium. The deadline for submission of research papers for the competition is February 26, 2021. If your paper is selected as one of the winners, you will be notified by March 12, 2021.
The first place winner will have the opportunity to present their paper at the AAMA 2021 Virtual Symposium. Please follow all instructions carefully to allow your application to be considered fully.
The first place winning paper is to be presented in a Plenary Session at the Virtual Symposium. The presentation will be pre-recorded either by the speaker or with assistance from the Academy. The presenter can be available for a live Q&A session. Papers for second and third place to be announced at the Symposium. Authors will be acknowledged there.
We are pleased to offer:
- First Place: $1,000 stipend, Virtual Symposium Registration. Paper to be presented at the AAMA Virtual Symposium.
- Second Place: $500 stipend, Virtual Symposium Registration
- Third Place: $300 stipend and Virtual Symposium Registration
Submissions must be original work, in either clinical research or basic biochemical or physiological research pertaining to acupuncture. The work must not have been previously published. Work completed and accepted for publication during the 2020-21 year period will be considered, if the publishing journal will allow presentation at AAMA Symposium.
Papers should include the name and degree of the principle author and any coworkers, the institution or affiliation (if any), mailing address and telephone/fax numbers. E-mail addresses are desirable but not mandatory. Acknowledgement of submission receipt will be sent to the address used for submission.
Submissions should be received by the February 26, 2021 deadline! Beyond that date, due to judging time and notification needs prior to the spring Symposium, papers cannot be guaranteed acceptance for this year.
Submissions will be judged and rated on originality, suitability for publication, research design, and clinical or basic science relevance.
If human subjects are involved in the research, proper informed consent must have been obtained and approval of appropriate institutional review committees obtained, where applicable.
All submissions must be in English. All proprietary rights to the research work are reserved to the author(s), including future right to publish any and all aspects of the research.
Acknowledgement of receipt of the submission will be sent within 10 working days. A panel of judges will be assigned and will be made up of members of the AAMA Research Committee as well as representatives from the Medical Acupuncture Research Foundation (MARF). Winners will be selected at the sole discretion of the judges and the AAMA Board. Winners will be notified in adequate time to prepare for recorded presentation for the Symposium.
PER CME REQUIREMENTS, AUTHORS OF THE FIRST PLACE PRIZE MUST COMPLETE A DISCLOSURE FORM FOR THE PRSENTATION TO IDENTIFY ANY POTENTIAL CONFLICTS OF INTEREST. NO COMMERCIAL PRODUCT, SERVICE OR PROMOTION OF SAME IS ALLOWED AS PART OF THE PRESENTATION.