RAMI Student Research Awards 2021

22/11/2021 in online

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Call for Abstracts
Closing date is 01/11/2021


Abstract template and guidelines

This year’s RAMI student research awards will be held in the last week of November and first week of December. The first part of the competition will be conducted online due to the coronavirus restrictions. All accepted abstracts will be invited to a series of parallel online poster competitions in the last week of November. Winners of each poster competition category will subsequently be invited to compete for the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland (RAMI) 2021 Student Research Award Medal. This will take place in the first week of December (dates to be announced).

This competition is open to medical students, as well as undergraduate and masters students in any biomedically-aligned subject. Students can be members of any higher education institution on the island of Ireland. Students must have contributed substantially to their research in order to be considered for entry. Abstracts must not have been published anywhere previously.

Abstracts are due for submission by 6pm on 1st November 2021 and successful applicants will be informed over the following week if their abstract has been accepted. Successful applicants will be expected to present a poster of their work to online judges during the last week in November.

A single medal will be awarded this year.

All abstracts must adhere to the following guidelines. Abstracts that do not follow the guidelines will not be accepted. Permission must be obtained from the principal investigator (if any) before submitting an abstract.

  • 1. Abstracts should be 300 words or less, excluding title and authors.
    2. Font style and size: Times New Roman, 12, single-spaced.
    3. Titles should be in bold and all words should start with upper case except for prepositions. (e.g. All Words in Title Should Start with Upper Case, except Prepositions)
    4. Information should be organised under four headings: Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusion. Headings should be in bold.
    5. Authors should be presented as surname, followed by initials (e.g. Murphy A) and subsequent authors separated by a comma. The first author must be the submitting author. The author list will be published in the order that it is submitted in the abstract, so please ensure all authors are aware of this.
    6. Each author needs an affiliation. Affiliations must include a department and organisation. Affiliations should be listed under the author list, linked by numerical superscript.
    7. There should be no references in the abstract.
    8. There should be no diagrams or graphs. Everything must be text based.
    9. Abstracts should be submitted as a MS Word document.

All abstracts must be submitted online through the online portal at rami.ie. Abstracts must be submitted before 6pm on 1st November to be considered for entry. Late applications will not be accepted.
The cost of entry is €10 for non-RAMI members but is free to members of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland (student membership costs €10, join here).

Example – Abstract Template

The Title Should Be Here. All Words in Title Should Start with Upper Case, except Prepositions
Murphy A1, Smith BE2
1. School of Medicine, University College Dublin
2. Department of Psychiatry, St Vincent’s University Hospital

Introduction. Some background about what has been done in the past in this area and what information is lacking (usually what you’ve being trying to show with your research!)

How you did it. This needs enough general information that somebody who may not know much about the field gets an idea about what you did. And conversely, some specific information that a person who knows the field well would want to know. A sentence or two about the statistics used could also be useful.

Specific interesting results. Include p-values if possible. If nothing was significant, that’s fine, just mention them anyway. Do not comment on the results here.

Commentary on the results.
Commentary on the results. What do your results reveal? How do they fit into the big What do your results reveal? How do they fit into the big picture? Why are they important? What more needs to be done in the future? Why are they important? What more needs to be done in the future?