MCHRI's 2022 Symposium Abstract Submission and Poster Sessions

Abstracts and Poster Presentations

Abstract submission will open soon

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.

From the submitted abstracts, the honorable mentioned posters will be presented at the in-person poster hall during the symposium and the other selected posters will be featured in a virtual poster hall at the time of the event. 

Five abstracts will been selected for oral presentation at the symposium. 

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

Key Dates

Abstract Submission Opens: July 1, 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 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.

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 submitted into two categories:

  1. Abstract Acceped: Your poster will be viewable virtually during the week of the Symposium
  2. Honorable Mention and Abstract Accepted: Your poster will be viewable in-person during the October 20, 2022 Symposium, as well as virtually

If your abstract was accepted into either category, you will need to submit additional materials for the virtual poster hall, as outlined below. You will be required to submit the following materials by October 7, 2022:

  1. A 1-3 minute video/animated research summary or audio recording for visual poster gallery
  2. A PDF version of your scientific poster
If your abstract was accepted with Honorable Mention, you will also need to print and set up the poster for the October 20, 2022 in-person event. Details will be sent to those abstracts chosen.