The Colorado Medical Society is proud to host our second research poster competition at the 2023 CMS Annual Meeting in Vail, Sept. 22-23. Our annual meeting brings together physicians, residents and medical students from around the state, providing a unique opportunity to share your research with the CMS membership.

New this year: Researchers will present electronic posters (digital image or PowerPoint slide(s)) during a live session held on Saturday, Sept. 23, 3:15-4:30 p.m. No physical bulletin board space will be provided.

Submitted posters should demonstrate a specific practice-based research activity, an evidence-based review, or a case report. Register to present your poster through the main Annual Meeting registration form. Once your registration is received, CMS staff will contact you to request your abstract or brief description of your poster. Or you can send this information to

Due to time restraints, the number of presenters may be limited to 20. CMS staff will contact you to confirm your place in the poster contest. 


  • Medical student, resident physician, or physician member of the Colorado Medical Society
  • Topic must be of value to and within the scope of medicine


  • Primary research
  • Evidence-based review
  • Case report

Evaluation criteria

  • Relevance to medicine
  • Quality of study design
  • Appropriateness of data analysis
  • Strong conclusion

Additional information

  • Poster image and any accompanying slides must be submitted to by Friday, Sept. 15.
  • At least one researcher per project must be present on site to present during the poster session Saturday, Sept. 23, 3:15-4:30 p.m.
  • Judging will occur during the poster session. 
  • Winners will be announced during the President's Gala taking place Saturday evening. 

Questions? Contact Kate Alfano at