2021 MCHRI's Poster Hall Now Live Through October 28, 2021!

Abstracts and Poster Presentations

Online Poster Viewing October 25-28

Abstract submission closed.

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 have chosen abstracts focused on maternal and child health research, which will be presented at the online poster viewing and virtual symposium. All Stanford individuals were encouraged to submit an abstract, whether or not you and the research were funded by MCHRI.

Five abstracts have been selected for oral presentation at the symposium.  
Presenting authors will share their scientific work through a virtual poster presentation and video/animated research summary.

Key Dates

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

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.

The abstract submission is  now closed, thank you to everyone who submitted their abstracts. Notifications of acceptance have been sent out.

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.

Video & Poster Presentation Submission (For Accepted Abstracts Only)

If your abstract was 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:

  1. A 1-3 minute video/animated research summary or audio recording for visual poster gallery
  2. A PDF version of your scientific poster