Virtual Poster Session

We invite you to submit an abstract for the Virtual Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute Symposium, November 6, 2020!

Online Poster Viewing November 2-6 | Interactive Poster Sessions November 6

Please join us at our virtual research symposium by presenting your research, learning from experts in the field, and connecting with your colleagues. This will be an opportunity for you to share your work widely at Stanford and beyond to a broader audience in the maternal and child health community.

Key Dates

Abstracts Submission Deadline

Monday, September 21

Decision Notification for Abstract Acceptance

Early October

Video & Virtual Poster Presentation Deadline

October 26

Online Poster Viewing

November 1-6

Virtual MCHRI Symposium & Poster Sessions

Friday, November 6

Abstract Submission

All abstracts will be reviewed for presentation at the virtual poster sessions of the symposium. They will also be viewable to the public in the week leading up to the event. Five abstracts will be selected from the submissions for oral presentations during the afternoon session of the virtual symposium.

This is an opportunity for instructors, fellows, residents, postdocs, students, and faculty of all disciplines from Stanford to share the latest research developments in maternal or child health. 

General Requirements

  • 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 virtual oral presentation (five will be selected) and poster presentation
  • Presenting authors will be notified of decisions in early October.
  • 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.
  • If you are selected to a) orally present at the virtual symposium or b) showcase your research at the virtual poster session, presenters are expected to be available during this time and participate in the activity. All presenters are also highly encouraged to attend the all-day virtual symposium.
  • Presenting authors will be invited to share their scientific work with attendees in creative and interactive ways, through video/animated research summaries, poster presentations, and video-conferencing.

Abstracts must be received by Monday, September 21, 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.

Abstract Format

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:

  1. 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?
  2. 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?
  3. Results: Three to four sentences about what you found through your research. Include relevant quantitative or qualitative results and statistical testing, if appropriate.
  4. Interpretation: Up to four sentences discussing those findings. What do the results mean?
  5. Conclusion: One sentence summarizing what you have learned from your research and why it is significant.

Video and Poster Presentation Submission

If your abstract is accepted, you will be invited to submit additional materials for the virtual poster session, as outlined below. You will be required to submit the following by October 26, 2020, 5:00 PM PST:

  1. A 1-3 minute video/animated research summary
  2. A PDF version of your scientific poster
  3. Your Stanford Zoom Meeting Link for the assigned time (TBD in decision letter) on November 6th for the poster session attendee interaction

Guidelines for Video and Poster Presentation Submission