Abstract Submission Opens January 15, 2014
Abstracts Submission Ends February 17, 2014 by midnight
The Postdoctoral Advisory Committee, UCD Postdoctoral Association, and
the Postdoctoral Office invite you to participate in the Postdoctoral
Research Day 2014 Poster Sessions and Abstract Competition for Oral
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
- All submitted abstracts will be entered into competition
for the poster session
- The first five abstracts to be submitted will be
invited to have lunch with the keynote speaker.
Submitting Your Poster Abstract
- The abstract competition is independent of and in addition
to the poster competition. Winners of the oral presentation will also
eligible to compete in the poster sessions.
Submitted abstracts indicating a desire for an oral presentation
competition will be judged by the PDRD Committee. (Committee members
are not eligible for this competition.)
- The authors of the three winning abstracts will be invited
to give a
25-minute presentation during the afternoon program of the event.
They will also be invited to have lunch with the keynote speaker.
have your abstract considered for an oral presentation, check the
appropriate box on the abstract submission form. Failure to mark the
box defaults to not being considered for competition.
- Submission Deadline: midnight
– February 17, 2014
- To submit your abstract, email a completed Poster Abstract Submission Form, saved as a word document,
to Valerie Saltou at firstname.lastname@example.org
- We have no resources for proofreading abstracts; all
abstracts must be submitted ready to copy, paste and print in a
- Abstract format:
||Should be brief, clearly indicating the nature of the
CAPITALIZE the entire title.
Do not use abbreviations in the abstract
||State all authors’
initials and last names.
- 300 word limit
(include title, author, and
affiliations in the
- 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
- Indent the first
line of text at least three spaces.
Judging of posters is done by volunteer faculty. This year judges are
assigned randomly so less consideration will be given to technical
details and more to presentation, organization and conclusion.
Review evaluation/scoring sheet to be used by judges.
Poster Presentation on
March 14, 2014:
- Poster size no larger than 4’ by 6’.
- Be sure to include disclosure information on funding and
conflicts of interest on your poster.
- Poster should include a section suggesting existing
potential collaborations and future research questions, as well as a
significance statement. (NOTE: Using a previously presented poster that
does not conform to these instructions could adversely affect your
- Sign in starts at 8:00am. You will be assigned a poster
location and session. (Instructions coming later.)
- You will be assigned to one of two poster sessions:
9:00-10:15am and 11:30am-12:45pm. 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
- Regardless of your assigned session, your poster should be
mounted by 9:00 am and stay up until 2:00 pm. (Bring your own
tacks/pins to mount poster).
- Any tie-breaker judging will be done from
- Awards will be announced during the reception that begins
at 5:00 pm.