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Post Doctoral

Poster Session Guidelines


Abstracts Due: February 1, 2012 by midnight
The Postdoctoral Advisory Committee, UCD Postdoctoral Association, and the Postdoctoral Office invite you to participate in the Postdoctoral Research Day 2012 Poster Session.
Goals of the Poster Session
• To provide a forum for postdocs to showcase their research.
• To foster discussion and the exchange of ideas between departments that may allow for program enhancements and collaboration.
Abstract Competition
Submitted abstracts will be judged by the PDRD committee (note: committee is ineligible) and the authors of the 3 winning abstracts will be selected to give a 15-minute presentation during the afternoon of PDRD (they will still present posters in the morning and will be eligible to win the poster competition).  They will also be invited to join the speakers (Lawrence Tabak and Jorge Cham) for lunch.  To have your abstract considered for an oral presentation, please check the appropriate box on the abstract submission form when you submit your abstract.  Additionally, the first 5 people to submit abstracts (after submission opens on January 3rd) will be invited to attend lunch with the speakers
Submitting Your Poster Abstract
1. Submission Deadline: midnight – Monday, February 1st, 2012.
2. To submit your abstract, email the completed Poster Abstract Submission
Form (note: you will receive this form via email on January 3rd when abstract submission opens), saved as a Word document, to by February 1st.
3. We have no resources for proofreading abstracts; all abstracts must be submitted ready to copy, paste and print in a program.
4. Abstract format:
Font:        Arial 11 (same as used on this page)
Title:        Should be brief, clearly indicating the nature of the study
                 CAPITALIZE the entire title.
                 Do not use abbreviations in the abstract title.
Authors:   State all authors’ initials and last names.
                 Underline the presenting author’s name.
Body:       300 word limit
                       • Organize the body of the abstract to include a purpose of study,
                         methods used, summary of results, and conclusions reached.
                       • Do not skip a line between the title and authors or affiliations.
                       • There should be only one line space between authors and body.
                       • Indent the first line of text at least three spaces.
Key words: Please submit 3 key words that will help us pick the appropriate judges for your poster.
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Review evaluation/scoring sheet to be used by judges. 
Poster Presentation on March 2, 2012:
1. Poster size no larger than 4’ by 6’.
2. Sign in at 8:00 am to get your assigned location and session time to be judged. (Logistics coming later.)
3. There are two sessions, each lasting one hour: 9:00-10:00am and 10:00-11:00am. You will be assigned to one of these sessions. During your assigned poster session you should stand by your poster and be available to answer questions. During the other poster session you are free to browse other posters.
4. Regardless of which session you are assigned, your poster should be mounted by 9:00 am and stay up until 1:00 pm. (Bring your own tacks/pins to mount poster.)
5. Any tie-breaker judging will be done at 11:00 am, so you may need to hang around just to be sure.
6. Awards will be announced during the reception, which begins at 3:30 pm.