MCHRI's 2022 Symposium Abstract Submission and Poster Sessions

Abstracts and Poster Presentations

Abstracts Due: Wednesday, September 5th by 5pm PST

Join us at the 5th 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.

There are three accepted abstract categories:

  1. Accepted Abstract: All accepted abstracts will participate in the moderated poster session. Poster presenters will have the opportunity to speak about their work and answer attendee questions during the Poster Session.

  2. Groundbreaking Research from Rising Scientists Session: Five abstracts will been selected for oral presentation at the symposium

  3. Community-Engaged Research Honorable Mention: Two Community-Engaged Research (CER) focused abstracts will be selected to present with their community partner during a Q&A session
 

*All Stanford individuals are encouraged to submit an abstract, whether or not you and the research were funded by MCHRI.*

Specific details about the Community-Engaged Research Focused Abstracts noted below

Key Dates

Abstract Submission Opens: July 18, 2022 - 5:00 PM PST

Abstract Submission Deadline: September 5, 2022 - 5:00 PM PST

Notification of Acceptance: Mid-September, 2022

Video & Virtual Poster Presentation Deadline: October 11, 2021 - 5:00 PM PST

In-Person Honorable Mention Poster Hall: October 20, 2022

Virtual Poster Hall: October 17-21, 2022

Abstract Submission

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 session presentation and moderated poster presentation.

  • All accepted abstracts will participate in a moderated Poster Session, which will include presentation by the author and Q&A from the attendees
  • Five abstracts will be selected from the submissions for oral presentation at Session 3: Groundbreaking Research from Rising Scientists of the symposium.
  • Two CER focused abstracts will be selected for discussion in a Community Partners Q&A panel discussion alongside their community partners. CER focused abstracts will have additional requirements for their abstract submission.
  • 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 either a) provide an oral presentation at the symposium on October 20 during Session 3: Groundbreaking Research from Rising Scientists, b) participate in a Community Partner Q&A discussion alongisde your community partner (if CER focused), or c) showcase your work during the moderated Poster Session
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:

  • 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.

For Accepted Abstracts: Video and Poster Presentation Submission

Your abstract may be accepted into three categories:

  1. Abstract Acceped: You will present your poster during the moderated Poster Session, and have a short Q&A with the Symposium attendees.

    You will need to print and set up the poster for the October 20, 2022 in-person event. Print details will be provided to accepted abstracts.

    Your abstract will also be viewable virtually during the week of the Symposium. 

  2. Groundbreaking Research from Rising Scientists Honorable Mention and Abstract Accepted: You will present your research during Session 3: Groundbreaking Research from Rising Scientists at the October 20, 2022 in-person event. This session is dedicated to five abstracts chosen from those submitted. 

    Presentation details will be provided to chosen abstracts.

  3. Communty-Engaged Research Honorable Mention and Abstract Accepted: Your research is Community-Engaged focused, and you will present during a Community Partner Q&A panel along with your community partner at the October 20, 2022 in-person event. This session is dedicated to two CER focused abstracts chosen from those submitted.

    Panel details will be provided to chosen abstracts.