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Poster Competition

While the event is hosted by the Graduate Student Association, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the poster competition is open to all research areas. The judging criteria are set up to evaluate a hypothesis and the methods used to research that hypothesis, along with an ability to clearly present those original ideas. The research does not have to be biomedical in nature. Whatever research you have to share is welcome. Not only can this be a wonderful learning experience, but it offers students an opportunity to practice public speaking and a chance to win scholarship money.

Poster Guidelines

MOUNTING MATERIALS:
If multiple pieces, they should all be mounted on colored poster board or matting materials. Other appropriate formats include the laminated/un-laminated "all in one or one piece" large posters. Push pins will be provided at your assigned bulletin board for hanging. You may want to group logically consistent sections or columns of the poster on backgrounds of the same color.

PLACEMENT AND REMOVAL:
All presenters for March 5, 2014, moring session (8:00 am-12:00 pm) must have their posters hung by 7:30am that day and, presenters for afternoon session (1:00-5:00 pm) must have their posters hung by 12:30pm that day. AFTER BEING JUDGED, POSTERS MUST BE taken down immediately to the ACB Lobby for the open presentations beginning at 5:00pm. Any poster not hung or removed by this time will be disqualified- no exceptions.
All presenters for March 6, 2014, must have their posters hung by 12:30pm that day and, AFTER BEING JUDGED, MUST BE taken down immediately to the ACB Lobby for the open presentations beginning at 5:00pm. Any poster not hung or removed by this time will be disqualified- no exceptions.

OPEN POSTER PRESENTATION:
All participants should be present at the open poster presentation in the ACB Lobby between 5:00-6:00pm on the day of their poster presentation.
The participants who do not put up the poster in the open presentation or are not present at their poster will be disqualified.
It is a mandatory requirement for all the participants (except Residents and Clinical Fellows and Medical Students Years 1-2 and 3-4).

ARRANGING MATERIALS:
Although some bulletin boards are larger, the maximum bulletin board space allowed for your poster will be 44"Vertical X 44" Horizontal.
Please do not write on or damage the bulletin boards.
Make sure that your poster includes the following information: Title, authors (This will probably include your advisor), and the institution the work was done in. There is no need to include the abstract number as it will be on the bulletin board in the upper left-hand corner.
Arrange materials in columns rather than rows. It is easier for viewers to scan a poster by moving systematically along it rather than zig-zagging back and forth in front of it. An abstract and/or introduction should be placed at the upper left and a conclusion at the lower right, both in large typeset.
The body of the poster should include a copy of the abstract and/or introduction, they hypothesis, a methods (strategy) section, a discussion, and a conclusion. The legends of the figures contain commentary that would normally appear in the body of a manuscript. They should describe the content of the figure and the conclusions derived from them. Details of methodology should be brief and should be placed at the end of the legend (if there was no methodology section in your poster).

ILLUSTRATIONS:
Bear in mind that illustrations may be viewed from a distance. The sequence of illustrations should be indicated with numbers or letters at least 1 inch high, preferably in bold print. Each figure (graph, table, diagram, etc.) should have a heading and a summary of the results for that figure.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Your poster should be self-explanatory so that you are free to supplement and discuss particular points raised in inquiry. The poster session offers a more intimate forum for information discussion than a slide presentation. This becomes difficult if you are obliged to devote most of your time to merely explaining your poster to a succession of visitors. Your poster must include a statement to clarify the significance of your work. How does it fit into the big picture? Limit jargon usage. Judges and viewers are from varied backgrounds and may not be familiar with terms used in your field. Define all abbreviations used in your poster. Your main priority is to get your point across to the viewer and to fulfill the judging criteria. Many posters are on display in the basic science departments at any time. If this is your first time to present a poster, we recommend that you view these examples.

ORAL PRESENTATIONS:
Total time for presentation will be 10 minutes. During that time, there will be no interruptions by the judges. 5 additional minutes of questions from the judges will follow each presentation. Point deductions will be
enforced if the 15 minute time frame is exceeded.
In case of group presentations, only one person would be presenting the poster during the poster presentation. However, the group can participate in discussions during the open presentation.

PRESENTATION SCHEDULES:
Check for your assigned presentation times and abstract numbers. If you are not in front of your poster at the beginning of your designated time, you will forfeit your opportunity to present your poster.

 

Poster Categories
  • Undergraduate- All undergraduate participants are in this category
  • Graduate students years 1-2
  • Graduate students years 3+
  • Medical students years 1-2
  • Medical students years 3-4
  • Post-Doctoral Fellows - All post doctoral participants are in this category (there will only be a 1st and 2nd place award in this category)
  • Residents & Clinical Fellows - All Medical Residents and Clinical Fellows
  • Best Practices - All students from the Schools of Nursing, Allied Health Sciences, and Pharmacy

QEP Categories - For more information on these categories, click here.

  • Appreciation of a Profession
  • Inter-professional Teamwork
Awards

For each Category listed above, 3 awards will be presented:

  • 1st place = $TBA
  • 2nd place = $TBA
  • 3rd place = $TBA
Time requirements

Total time for presentation will be 10 minutes. 5 additional minutes of questions from the judges will follow each presentation. Presentation Schedules Check back for your assigned presentation time. If you are unable to make your designated time slot you will have till TBD Date to contact SRW poster organizer: Name here to make a time change. After this DATE, no changes will be made. If you are not in front of your poster at the beginning of your designated time you will forfeit your opportunity to present your poster.

T-Shirt Orders

Please send an email to cholpon.tilegenova@ttuhsc.edu with the size of t-shirt you would like. Sizes are in men's and women's from small to XXL.

Judging Criteria

The judges will use criteria when reviewing posters:

Judging Criteria for Scientific Research

Judging Criteria for Case Presentations

Judging Criteria for QEP Categories

Poster Submission

Abstract submission page now closed. Thank you to all who submitted abstracts!

For questions, please contact Nirupama Nishtala at nirupama.nishtala@ttuhsc.edu

By submitting you agree to the aforementioned criteria.

Rules subject to change. Please check back for updates.

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