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Poster Guidelines

  • Submit a PDF of the poster to be included in the poster session and for pre-forum judging. An abstract submitted without a PDF of the poster will not be included in the poster session or considered for an award.
  • Abstracts will be published in the Forum publication.
  • Posters previously presented can be used for the Forum poster session, but the submitted abstract document must meet the requirements for the Forum publication.  
    • Illustrations, graphics, or photographs can be included and should be placed in the appropriate section.
    • Previously presented posters not formatted to these exact specifications are acceptable.
    • Sample poster [pdf] 
  • Presenters will have the chance to interact with Forum attendees in a live question and answer chat session to foster future collaborations
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  • Please refer to abstract guidelines.


Pre-Forum Judging

  • In addition to the abstract, a PDF of the poster must be submitted to be included in pre-Forum judging. An abstract submitted without a PDF of the poster cannot be presented at the poster session and will not be considered for an award.
  • Scoring criteria: originality of research, clarity of objectives, strength of methodology, logical connection of conclusions/importance of research, and quality of presentation/layout.


Important Dates

  • Registration – Closed
  • Abstract and Poster Submission Deadline – Closed
  • Judging Period – Closed
  • Winners Notified – 

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