Information for Poster Presenters

Instructions for Abstract Submission

The online abstract submission will open on December 17, 2014.  The deadline to submit the abstract is 11:59 pm on Monday January 26, 2015.  Only 1 abstract per person can be accepted due to presentation space constraints. Only abstracts from trainees performing research in COP labs, or enrolled in one of the COP Graduate Programs, will be accepted. If you have any questions, contact

Abstract should contain: (a) an introductory sentence indicating the purpose of the study; (b) a brief description of experimental procedures; (c) a summary of the data; and (d) a statement of conclusions. Maximum length of the abstract is 2000 characters (including spaces)..

SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT HERE by January 26, 2014.

An additional submission step is required for the poster category below:

CCTS Multi-Disciplinary Team Science Award:

The UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) is pleased to accept abstracts for a Multi-Disciplinary Team Science Prize as a part of the College of Pharmacy Research Day on February 27, 2015. The competition is open to students and postdocs working in a multidisciplinary or bi-disciplinary team whose project is relevant to clinical-translational research at any point along the broad translational continuum. In addition to the College of Pharmacy Research Day abstract, the submitting author must provide a 150 word or less statement on how their work constitutes multi-disciplinary clinical-translational science. To learn more about the translational science spectrum, visit
Statements and abstracts can be submitted through a single online form available at

The CCTS will notify presenters accepted into this category and provide them with a unique marker to identify their poster for award consideration. The winning project will receive an Amazon gift card for $100. Email Lauren Walsh with any questions.

IMPORTANT! This will only enter your poster into the CCTS competition. You must submit your abstract via the College of Pharmacy form above in order to participate in the Research Day poster competition. If you submit only the CCTS form, your entry will not be counted.

Instructions for Poster Presentations

Poster size
Posters should be in landscape orientation; there is no mandated size, but please limit the width to 5 feet or less if printing a new poster.

Poster mounting and removal
Please mount posters in the area labeled with your abstract number on Thursday, February 26. Depending on your location, blue tape (for mounting on the wall) or push pins (for poster boards) will be provided.   Posters should be removed during the weekend following Research Day, or early Monday morning.

Poster sessions and judging
Posters will be judged during two Friday sessions ("even" and "odd" numbered posters, respectively), *insert correct time*. Posters must be attended during this time. Poster presenters should be prepared to give 3-5 minute overview of their work to the judges and other viewers, and answer questions from both experts in their field and general scientific audience. Presenters are expected to remain at their posters for the entire session. Each poster will have at least three judges for the main categories in which prizes are awarded. There will be additional independent judges selecting the AAPS Student Choice Award as well as the Office of Technology Management Innovation Award.

Getting feedback on your research and poster presentation
The poster evaluation forms will not be shared with poster presenters. If you have specific questions, or if you would like to know how well you are doing in presenting your research ideas, ask your judges directly (the judges will be easily identifiable by the ribbons on their badges). Most of them will be happy to give you an honest assessment and suggestions for improvement.