Accelerating the Implementation of Mass Spectrometry in the Clinical Lab



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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 15 via the checkbox on the abstract submission page, or contact Chris Herold at, directly.


OnePreliminaryPrior to 12:00Wednesdayvia uploaded PDFsNarrow to ~8 finalists
TwoFinal14:15 - 15:00Thursdayat PostersIdentify 3 Award Winners

Participants will need to upload a PDF of their poster via Manage Abstract by March 20, 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). Finalists will be notified by email between 17:00-20:00 on Wednesday. Finalists will move to Round Two (final round).

ROUND TWO : 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 17:15 prior to the closing Plenary presentation. You must be present to win. Winners will receive awards of 250 USD 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.