The BSOM Offices of Research Affairs and Academic Affairs will sponsor a workshop on “Preparing Poster Presentations: A Practical Guide” on Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in 101 White Hall (Gandhi Auditorium). The workshop will be presented by Karen Szauter, M.D., professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, at the University of Texas Medical Branch.
The workshop will focus on the development of high quality posters for display at professional meetings.
The commonly used format of the poster presentation allows professional work to be shared, provides avenues for feedback on early work, and provides opportunities for networking with colleagues. Once a peer reviewed proposal has been invited for poster presentation, the authors face the challenging task of condensing and displaying ideas in a legible and visually appealing display.
The two critical features of posters, content and visual display, will be discussed through an interactive presentation.
A review of the available literature on poster development will be discussed, with practical tips provided throughout.
Attendees will then participate in the critical analysis of posters, recognizing common errors displayed on posters provided from the presenters’ files, and through identification of examples of excellence in posters on display at the workshop. Attendees will also have an opportunity to modify a sample poster to enhance the formatting and visual power of the presentation. This workshop is appropriate for an audience of all levels — participants who want to refine skills for their own poster development, or those who mentor learners or junior colleagues in poster preparation.