Looking for an opportunity to be sharpened by like-minded believers while showcasing your research project? Please join us for the annual VIE Poster Session at the CMDA National Convention in Saint Charles, Missouri May 1-4, 2025.

Any student, resident or fellow in the healthcare field is eligible to participate. Come share your clinical vignette, case report/series, basic-science report, clinical/transaction report or literature review. We especially are looking for presentations in areas of spirituality, ethics, education, computational biology, mathematical modeling, biophysics, biotechnology, biomedical science, medicine, surgery, dentistry, nursing, medical humanities and more.

 Submit your abstract by January 31, 2025. There is no submission fee.


Poster Preparation Instructions

  • Your poster must fit a 4' x 4' space. Posters may be 3' x 4' (vertical), 4' x 3' (horizontal), or 4' x 4' (square). You may use our optional Vertical TemplateHorizontal Template, or Square Template. These links need to be updated in the Box account. Updated templates are attached to this ticket.
  • Click here for tips on designing better research posters.
  • Bring your printed poster to the convention and set up in the designated time before the poster session.
  • Prepare a five (5) minute summary that can be presented to judges and other interested visitors during the poster session.



  • You must be present at the National Convention in order to win.
  • Prizes will be awarded for the posters that score highest on visual and oral presentation.


Evaluation Form
Presenters and judges: please complete our brief VIE Poster Session Evaluation Form after the poster session to help us plan for future years. Thank you!

Contact with your questions.


"The VIE poster session at NatCon is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to present your scholarly activity to a diverse audience of Christian medical professionals! You will be inspired and encouraged to see what the national body of CMDA medical students, residents, and fellows are researching to improve patient care. If you are accepted to present at the poster session, your convention registration fee is waived, and you can likely seek financial support from your medical school/residency/fellowship for travel and lodging expenses, given this is a national-level presentation! If you are working on any scholarly activity (original research, quality improvement, or clinical vignettes), do not miss the opportunity to present it at NatCon! All the glory be to God and CMDA for making this opportunity possible”.

-Andrew Wilson, DO, PGY6 Cardiology, 2023 and 2024 Poster Presenter

VIE is a French word for "life" and represents not only the acronym for "Vignettes, Initiatives, Innovations, & Education," but also our recognition of and commitment to stirring godly passions and life throughout CMDA and His kingdom through presentation of scholarly work.