Advances in Evidence-Based Practices to Eliminate Disparities and Achieve Health Equity in Building Healthier Communities: Lessons Learned

Student Poster Competition

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POSTER PRESENTERS: Please read the Poster Presentation Guidelines (pages 6 & 7) for tips and other information to assist in developing your poster.

The 2017 Student Poster Competition is designed to encourage and acknowledge students and junior investigators whose research contributes to the elimination of health disparities and the achievement of health equity.

The student competition will highlight excellence in student and young investigator research that is sustainable, replicable, and culturally appropriate and and will contribute to the promotion and improvement of minority health and the elimination of health disparities.

Instructions for Poster Presentation

All entrants must adhere to the Poster Presentation Guidelines (pages 6 & 7) specifically defined for the 2017 Conference.

Eligibility Requirements

Accepted abstracts that were submitted by students identified as the first author on the Abstract Submission Form, will be considered for the Student Poster Competition. All entrants must be enrolled in an accredited program and/or institution and designated as a student at the time of submission. Students are defined as undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and post-doctoral. Level of enrollment must be indicated at the time of abstract submission. Student entrants must be the first author on the work and abstract submissions must follow the Abstract Submission Guidelines.

Judging for the Competition

The competition will be hosted during two poster sessions on-site. A panel of judges will be assigned at random to review the student poster presentations. Each poster will be assigned a minimum of two (2) judges. Competition winners will be selected through a rigorous judging scorecard and rubric.

Student presenters are expected to explain the purpose, methods, findings, and importance of their work in easily understandable terms and should be able to provide an oral overview (approximately 5 minutes) of their projects.

Recognition of Participants and Winners

The award will acknowledge a recipient in each of four categories: undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and post-doctoral. Awardees will be announced during the closing session.

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