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Trainee Poster Contest

ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible you must be a current trainee (e.g., students, post-docs, residents fellows and similar), or your training program must have ended after September 9, 2017. Reasonable exceptions may apply. Troubleshooting posters are not eligible.

AWARDS: There will be up to three 250 EURO awards*, depending on the number of participants and quality of the posters. There will be no place stratification (e.g., 1st, 2nd, 3rd).

LOGISTICS: To participate you must indicate your interest by August 31 via the checkbox on the abstract submission page, or via a follow-up link that will be emailed prior to the congress.


OnePreliminaryPrior to 12:00Wednesdayvia uploaded PDFsNarrow to 8-10 finalists
TwoFinal10:00 - 11:00Thursdayat PostersIdentify 3 Award Winners

Participants will need to upload a PDF of their poster via Manage Abstract by September 05, so that it may be reviewed by the judges prior to the congress,

ROUND ONE : Review of PDF Poster : The Judging Committee will review the Candidate Posters via Uploaded PDF and/or at the Congress before 12:00 Wednesday. This round does not stipulate judge-participant interaction, but ancillary contact or discussion at the participant's poster is permitted. A good way to get exposure is to participate in the Poster Lightning Talks. Each judge will select their 4 top posters, in order of preference. From these selections the Judging Committee will identify the finalists (~8-10). Finalists will be notified by email between 17:00-20:00 on Wednesday September 12. Finalists will move to Round Two (final round).

ROUND TWO : Oral Presentation & Defense: Thursday 10:00 - 11:00. Each judge will spend up to 5 minutes at each finalist's poster to collect information by which to determine the poster award winners . The judges may perform the finalist interviews as a group, in smaller groups, or individually, with each judge selecting their top 4 posters from which the winners will be determined. There will be up to 3 winners, depending on number of participants and quality of the posters.

POSTER AWARDS : Awardees will be announced on Thursday at 15:45 prior to the closing Plenary presentation. You must be present to win. Winners will receive awards of 250 EUR each, payable post-congress via PayPal*.

If you are a winner, your poster will be placed in the registration foyer during the Closing Reception.


MORE INFO on the contest logistics and the recommended judging rubric (PDF).

*Awards are only payable by PayPal. You must have a PayPal account to receive an award payment.