Poster Submission Details

Abstract Submission - Details Coming Soon

Please join us at our in-person 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.

All abstracts will be reviewed for presentation at the in-person Poster Session 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 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 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 in-person symposium or b) showcase your research at the in-person 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 in-person 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 submissiond deadline to be shared soon.

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.

Accepted Abstract Categories

There are two accepted abstract categories:

  1. Accepted Abstract: All accepted abstracts will be invited to participate in a poster session. Poster presenters will have an opportunity to speak about their work and answer attendee questions during the Poster Session.
  2. Groundbreaking Research from Rising Scientists: Five abstracts will be selected for oral presentation at the Symposium.


Accepted Abstracts - Poster Session Details

You will be invited to present your poster during the in-person Poster Session and answer questions from attendees.

You must print and bring your poster to an MCHRI representative by October 23, 2024 (one day before the Symposium) so that it can be set up in time for the Poster Session. Details will be provided to accepted abstracts.


Groundbreaking Research from Rising Scientist Session Details

Chosen abstracts will be invited to present their research orally during Session 3: Ground Breaking Research from Rising Scientists at the October 24, 2024 in-person event. This session is dedicated to five abstracts chosen from those submitted.

Presentation details will be provided to chosen abstracts.

Poster Specifications

Accepted Abstracts for the Poster Session: Poster Specifications

Presenters must drop off the poster one day before the Symposium, on October 23, 2024. Details will be provided to accepted abstracts. 

Poster Dimensions: Maximum size is 42" (long) x 36" (tall)

Poster Printing Resources:
Stanford Student Affairs: Learning Technology & Spaces (On-Campus)
Biotech Production (Off-Campus)
PIP Printing (Off-Campus)

Poster Set Up
Posters will be set up the night before the Symposium, so they may be ready for the 11:45AM start time of the Poster Session.

Poster Participation
We ask that you stand near your poster during the session to answer questions from attendees. Please plan to leave your poster up until the end of the Symposium.

Faculty members, staff, community members, and other guests will be walking aorund the room asking questions and eager to learn about your project. Come prepared to answer questions and explain your work.

Post-Event Poster Clean Up
After the Symposium, please take your poster with you. Any unclaimed posters will be disposed.