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The CORS Health Care Operations Research SIG oral presentation competition for graduate students competition emphasizes the importance of presentation skills and provides an opportunity for students to receive formal feedback, learn best practices from their peers, and be recognized for excellence in this area. The goal is to have students demonstrate mastery of coherent and engaging presentations describing a completed research project on a significant healthcare topic within a five-minute time limit.

The competition will involve self-videotaped presentation submissions judged on presentation quality and quality of the research. Judge-chosen finalists will be invited to give their presentation at the 60th Annual CORS Conference in Halifax, NS (June 4 to 6).

The deadline for self-videotaped presentations is March 31, 2018 with the announcement of finalists expected by April 30, 2018. Presentations should be submitted by email to