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POSTER SESSION INFORMATION


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POSTER SESSION

DEADLINE FOR 2020 POSTER ABSTRACT SUBMISSION IS Friday, February 14, 2020, 10am Eastern Standard Time.

PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE FIGURES, TABLES, OR OTHER GRAPHICS IN THE ABSTRACT.

Purpose: The poster session is designed to provide participants the opportunity to share their work in a collegial environment. We invite poster abstract submissions of broad interest to toxicology and risk assessment.   Further, we invite work that has been submitted in the previous year at other relevant conferences to stimulate discussion in the more focused environment of TRAC. 

Time/Date:  The poster session will be Tuesday evening, April 21, 2020, from 5:45pm to 7:45pm.  We request that poster session participants display their poster on their assigned board before 5:45 PM. A listing of display board numbers will be assigned to posters and sent to participants approximately one week prior to the conference, and also be available at the poster session; please attempt to keep to the designated number when displaying posters.  Posters should be removed by 12pm (noon) on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. 

Size/Display of Posters: Each poster display board will be 4 ft x 8 ft, mounted horizontally, with usable space of 45 in x 68 in. The conference will provide the poster boards and supplies for displaying posters.

TRAINEE POSTER COMPETITION– PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

ONCE AGAIN THIS YEAR'S CONFERENCE WILL FEATURE A TRAINEE POSTER COMPETITION FOR FIRST AUTHORS WHO ARE TRAINEES. FIRST AND SECOND PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED.

If you are a trainee, please attach in a separate word document, along with your poster abstract submission, a letter of confirmation from your mentor or department chairman of your status as a trainee both at the time the work in the abstract was conducted AND at the time of submission of the abstract for this conference. 

Trainees who are entering their poster for judging in this competition should comply with the instructions in the abstract submission section below.

The following guidelines and judging criteria for the posters presented will be in effect:

·   Students and trainees, who are first authors on submissions, enrolled full-time in a degree-granting program (BS, MS, PhD, and/or MD student) or training program (post-doctoral fellowship, medical residency, or medical fellowship program), who are conducting research in toxicology/risk assessment, are eligible for the competition.

·   Scientific criteria are as follows:

    1. Is the work original?
    2. Were the objectives/hypotheses, methods, results, and conclusions presented clearly and was the work driven by the stated objectives/hypotheses?
    3. Was the presenter knowledgeable in the general literature in the area of investigation, and familiar with the work of others in the field?
    4. Were state-of-the-art techniques or methods used? If not, were those that were used appropriate or the best available to the trainee?
    5. Were the objectives of the study met and/or the hypothesis proved or disproved?
    6. Were logical conclusions drawn from the results?
    7. Was the presenter knowledgeable in all aspects of the work performed?
    8. Did the presentation discuss alternative methods that might have been employed, and what their advantages/disadvantages might be?
    9. Was the poster professional in appearance, with legible text, photographs, plots, and other graphics?
    10. Was the presentation appropriate for the training level of the presenter/first author?

POSTER ABSTRACT GUIDELINES

Identification Information:  Title, authors, and affiliations are to be at the top-left of the first page of the abstract. Please provide the full name of each author with the presenting author's name underlined, if there is more than one author. All author affiliations should be listed.

If you are a trainee and first author on the poster submission, and wish to be considered in the student poster competition, please enter the word "TRAINEE" beneath the identification information such that it can be clearly seen, as well as type of student/trainee status (bachelors student, masters student, medical student, pre-doctoral student, doctoral candidate, medical resident, post-doctoral fellow, medical fellow).  Please remember to attach a separate Microsoft word document supporting your trainee status.

Abstract Format:  Clearly identify the Introduction (with objectives or hypothesis being tested), Materials and Methods (with study design), Results and Conclusions sections of the abstract, using bolded and underlined section titles.  The abstract may be one continuous paragraph.  Please do not include figures, tables, or other graphics in the abstract.

Length: 
4000 characters (approximately one page, single spaced, standard portrait orientation, with 8.5” x 11” spacing, using one-inch margins and 12-point Arial font.  A second page for a numerical list of up to 10 references may be included, with each reference separated by a single line. 

How to Submit:  Submission email address is pending for all abstracts, and if relevant, trainee support documentation, electronically by the deadline, as a Microsoft Word document via email attachment.

QUESTIONS
Questions regarding the poster session and trainee competition can be directed to trac@cdc.gov.

Questions regarding the poster session and trainee competition can be directed to trac@cdc.gov.