Research Poster Day

Poster Day Agenda - May 21, 2019


Event Location
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Presenter Check-in and Poster Set-up CTRB Lobby
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Posters on Display CTRB 1200AB, 1100AB
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Judging CTRB 1200AB, 1100AB
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Reception and Awards Ceremony CTRB Lobby

General Information

Abstract submission is required for displaying a poster at this event. Please note that we will not be able to accommodate presenters who have not submitted an abstract. Abstracts will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Abstract submission is now closed.
  • Participants may submit up to two abstracts, but will only be eligible for one award.
  • Everyone conducting research is welcome to participate. However, Principal Investigators and Attending Physicians are not eligible for prizes.
  • Participants may choose to display a poster and be judged or display a poster only.

Poster Guidelines

  • Posters that have been displayed in previous CHOP Research Poster Days will not be eligible unless there are significant updates to the research.
  • Work presented at previous scientific events is eligible to be submitted.
  • Presenting authors should submit the abstract, assemble the poster, and present the poster the day of the event.
  • Posters must be mounted on 60" x 40" boards (boards and easels will be provided); presentations must fit within this 60" x 40" area.
  • Pushpins will be provided for poster mounting.
  • Presenters should set up their posters by 8:45 a.m. Posters must be taken down between 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Environmental Services is not responsible for posters left up after 4:00 p.m.
  • Presenters MUST stay at their posters during the entire judging period (11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) to be considered for prizes.
  • While not required, Research Communications is available to assist with poster design or printing: Visit Research Communications Intranet Site for More Information


  • Participants choose from one of two tracks at the time of abstract submission: Patient-oriented (clinical, human subjects) or Laboratory-based (basic, wet bench). Translational studies could fall into either category at the discretion of the abstract author. Judging and prizes will be uniform for each track and multiple prizes will be awarded.
  • Each participant is evaluated on scientific merit, visual presentation, and oral presentation. Judges are asked to select one presenter from his or her assigned posters to be considered for an award. Judges are required to visit every poster marked for judging and encouraged to provide feedback to participants during the judging period.
  • A $1,000 medical device development travel grant will also be presented to the participant displaying the most promising research related to a pediatric medical device, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Pediatric Medical Device Consortium (PPDC) at CHOP.
  • Participants will have the option to display a poster and be judged or display a poster only. Participants who choose to be judged are required to attend their poster from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. during the judging period.

Questions should be directed to the Office of Academic Training and Outreach Programs at atop [at]