Accelerating the Implementation of Mass Spectrometry in the Clinical Lab

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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.

JUDGING SCHEDULE:

RoundDescriptionTimeDayReviewGoal
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.

YOU MUST BE PRESENT AT THE AWARD PRESENTATION TO WIN.

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.