Monterey, CA : March 17-22
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible you must be a current TRAINEE (e.g., students, post-docs, residents fellows and similar), or your training program must have ended after April 1, 2023. Reasonable exceptions may apply. Troubleshooting posters are not eligible.
AWARDS: There will be up to three financial awards*, depending on the number of participants and quality of the posters. These awards will be of 500, 400 and 300 USD for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.
LOGISTICS: Participants must indicate interest via Abstract Management through their Network Directory Profiles (if not already indicated during abstract submission) and upload a PDF of their poster by February 17.
POSTER UPLOAD : Participants will need to upload a PDF of their poster via their Network Directory Profile by February 17, so that it may be reviewed by the judges to select the Finalists who will be interviewed by the Poster judges during their poster presentation period.
ROUND ONE : Review of PDF Posters : The Judging Committee will review the Candidate Posters via the Uploaded PDFs between February 17-28. Each judge will select their 4 top posters, in order of preference. From these selections the Judging Committee will identify the finalists (~6-10). Finalists will be notified by email by March 5.
ROUND TWO : Oral Presentation & Defense: [during each finalist's poster attendance period]. Each judge will spend 3-5 minutes at each finalist's poster to collect information by which to determine the poster award winners . The judges may perform the finalist interviews as a group, in smaller groups, or individually, with each judge selecting their top 4 posters from which the winners will be determined. There will be up to 3 winners, depending on number of participants and quality of the posters.
AWARDS ANNOUNCEMENT : Awardees will be announced on Thursday at the Closing British-style Trivia Dinner.
MORE INFO on the contest logistics and the recommended judging rubric (PDF).
*Awards are only payable by PayPal. You must have a PayPal account to receive an award payment.