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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 October 1, 2018. Reasonable exceptions may apply. Troubleshooting posters are not eligible.

AWARDS: There will be up to three 250 EUR 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 September 1 via the checkbox on the abstract submission page, or contact Chris Herold at [email protected], directly.

JUDGING SCHEDULE:

RoundDescriptionTimeDayReviewGoal
1PreliminaryBySeptember 3via uploaded PDFsNarrow to ~15-20 Semi-Finalists
2Semi-Finals16:15 - 16:45September 24Lightning PresentationsNarrow to ~6-8 Finalists
3Finals9:30 - 10:30September 26at PostersIdentify 3 Award Winners

Participants will need to upload a PDF of their poster via Manage Abstract by September 3, so that it may be reviewed by the judges to select the Semi-Finalists who will participate in the poster Lightning Talks.

ROUND ONE : Review of PDF Posters : The Judging Committee will review the Candidate Posters via Uploaded PDF between September 4 - 11. Each judge will select their 4 top posters, in order of preference. From these selections the Judging Committee will identify the semi-finalists (~15-20). Semi-Finalists will be notified by email by September 13 and will be required to submit one PDF slide 4:3 aspect ratio) for the Lightning Talks. If submission is not received by September 20, the semi-finalist will be disqualified.

ROUND TWO : Semi-Finalists will present their poster at the Lightning Talks on Tuesday September 24 from 16:15-16:45. Finalists (~6-8) will be notified by email between 17:00-20:00 on Wednesday April 3 and will move to Round Three (Final Round).

ROUND THREE : Oral Presentation & Defense: Thursday 9:30 - 10:30. 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 17:00 after Scientific Session 8, and prior to the closing Plenary. 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.