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

AWARDS: There will be up to three 250 USD 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 February 20 via the checkbox on the abstract submission page, or contact Chris Herold at [email protected], directly.


1PreliminaryPrior toMarch 8via uploaded PDFsNarrow to ~15-20 Semi-Finalists
2Semi-Finals16:30 - 17:00April 2Lightning PresentationsNarrow to ~6-8 Finalists
3Finals14:15 - 15:00April 4at PostersIdentify 3 Award Winners

Participants will need to upload a PDF of their poster via Manage Abstract by March 1 , 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 March 1 - 8. 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 March 10 and will be required to submit one PDF slide for the Lightning Talks. If submission is not received by March 20, the semi-finalist will be disqualified.

ROUND TWO : Semi-Finalists will present their poster at the Lightning Talks on Tuesday from 16:30-17:00. 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 14:15 - 15:00. 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 18:00 after the FDA Viewpoint, prior to the closing dinner. You must be present to win. Winners will receive awards of 250 USD each, payable post- conference 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.