Eligibility is based on receipt of an application and abstract for either a Platform (talk) or Poster presentation between February 24, 2014 and March 14, 2014, and the presentation of that talk or poster on April 2, 2014. The platform presentations will be in the HSEB Alumni Auditorium in the morning and the poster presentations will be in the HSEB Atrium and hallways in the afternoon. The decision to judge a poster will be based on when the abstract is received and the content of the submitted abstract. Platform presentations will be extremely limited and applicants for the platform presentation who are not chosen will be invited to present a poster. Medical residents and medical fellows who submit abstracts are expected to attend and present their posters if they are chosen in the initial review process.
Platform Presentations are a total of 15 minutes each. It is expected that ten minutes will be dedicated to the formal talk and up to five minutes will be reserved for answering questions from the judges and audience. The Platform sessions will run from 10 am to 12:00 noon. The schedule of presentations will be finalized in the week before Annual Research Day.
Dimensions are approximately 60" in width and 40" in height. Downstate's Biomedical Illustration department has Powerpoint templates - but you are under no obligation to use these:
Also, Downstate logos and banners are here:
Participants for Session A (12:00 pm to 1:45 pm) must mount posters in the HSEB Atrium by 9:45 am on April 2nd and take them down promptly at 1:45 pm.
Participants for session B (2:00 pm to 3:45 pm) must mount their posters starting at 1:45 pm and may remove them after the keynote lecture (approximately 5:15 pm).
- Enter the title of abstract in this application separately from the abstract text.
- The abstract text must be in plain text, and has a maximum of _2000 characters_, including spaces. Do not include the title or authors.
- Do not include lists or tables in the abstract. Equations may be disallowed if they are too cumbersome to print within the allotted area.
- Define abbreviated terms in the text when they are initially used (unless they are commonly understood).
- The abstract should include the rationale for the research, a brief description of the methods, the results, and a brief discussion of the results and their significance in the context of the literature.
Travel Awards for a Scientific Meeting:
Faculty and alumni of Downstate Medical Center will judge the abstracts and poster presentations. Last year we awarded eleven travel fellowships in all categories.
The Full Travel Fellowship will reimburse or pay up to a maximum $1,500 for travel expenses to an approved national scientific meeting. Travel and payment must be made before the next Annual Research Day, so long as the student awardee is still enrolled and in good standing in SUNY Downstate Medical Center or the employee awardee is still employed here. Reimbursal must be prearranged to comply with State Travel rules. Second and third place prizes will be valued at lower amounts.
The deadline for this application is March 14th. By submitting this application, you declare your intention to attend and present at Annual Research Day on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014.
Special Instructions for this application: Only one entry will be honored per person for competition, and if more than one entry is entered the last entry (entry with the most recent date) will be the one used. In rare cases, the Dean will allow the display of an additional non-competitive presentation, but this must be prearranged.
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