Abstracts and Poster Presentations
Online Poster Viewing October 25-28
Join us at the 4th Annual MCHRI Symposium by presenting your research, learning from experts in the field, and connecting with the maternal and child health research community!
The symposium will be an opportunity for Stanford investigators to share their work widely at Stanford and beyond to a broader audience in the maternal and child health community. We are seeking abstracts focused on maternal and child health research, which will be reviewed and selected to present at the online poster viewing and virtual symposium. All Stanford individuals are encouraged to submit an abstract, whether or not you and the research were funded by MCHRI. MCHRI-funded faculty and trainees (past and current) are highly encouraged to submit an abstract.
Abstracts will be reviewed for presentation at the online poster viewing and virtual symposium. Five abstracts will be selected for oral presentation at the symposium.
Presenting authors will be invited to share their scientific work by submitting a virtual poster presentation and video/animated research summary.
Abstract Submission Deadline: September 8, 2021 - 5:00 PM PST
Notification of Acceptance: Mid-September
Video & Virtual Poster Presentation Deadline: October 11, 2021 - 5:00 PM PST
Online Poster Viewing: October 25-28, 2021
Virtual MCHRI Symposium: October 28, 2021
- One submission per presenting author (no limit on submissions as non-presenting co-author).
- Abstracts must be 300 words or less (not including title).
- ALL abstracts will be reviewed and considered for oral presentation and poster presentation.
- Five abstracts will be selected from the submissions for oral presentation at the symposium.
- Research must be related to maternal or child health. We highly encourage ALL Stanford individuals to submit an abstract, whether or not you and the research were funded by MCHRI.
- MCHRI-funded faculty and trainees (past and current) are highly encouraged to submit an abstract. MCHRI awardees must still complete the abstract submission form describing their research.
- Please register for the symposium separately from the abstract submission.
- If selected, you will a) provide an oral presentation at the symposium on October 28 and/or b) showcase your work during the online poster viewing from October 25-28. Please note the online poster viewing will be open to the public. Presenters highly encouraged to attend the all-day symposium.
The deadline for abstract submission is September 8, 2021, 5:00 PM PST.
Note: Please remember that publishing data in an abstract or presentation has intellectual property implications. If you want to include data that might result in patentable ideas (or if you are uncertain), be sure you receive permission from your PI/mentor before you submit.
Abstracts should be concise and able to appropriately describe your research within the 300 word limit. You are encouraged to use a structured abstract format. The general flow and structure of your abstract should be as follows:
- Context/Purpose: One to two sentences explaining why you studied this particular topic and what is significant about it. Has past research been done? How does your research add to existing knowledge?
- Methods: One to two sentences outlining the methods you used to conduct your research. How did you collect your data (including participant recruitment, if relevant)? How did you process your data?
- Results: Three to four sentences about what you found through your research. Include relevant quantitative or qualitative results and statistical testing, if appropriate.
- Interpretation: Up to four sentences discussing those findings. What do the results mean?
- Conclusion: One sentence summarizing what you have learned from your research and why it is significant.
Video & Poster Presentation Submission (For Accepted Abstracts Only)
If your abstract is accepted, you will need to submit additional materials for the virtual poster presentation, as outlined below. You will be required to submit the following materials by October 11, 2021:
- A 1-3 minute video/animated research summary or audio recording for visual poster gallery
- A PDF version of your scientific poster