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New This Year! Rapid Poster Sessions

New for this year at the Annual Meeting are Rapid Poster Sessions. This new presentation format showcases the highest-ranked poster submissions in each subspecialty, giving the selected poster presenters the opportunity to provide an oral presentation consisting of five slides highlighting and describing the major influence of their research.

“The scientific sessions usually have more scientific rigor, whereas posters are usually more focused on case series or interesting case presentations,” said Mark K. Wax, MD, Annual Meeting Program Coordinator. “But over the years, more and more material has been presented in poster format that would be good for scientific sessions. We’re very limited in the amount of podium space that we have, so we decided to offer the poster presentation.”

The posters go through the same peer review process that abstracts do for podium presentations, with the top-scoring posters being chosen from each subspecialty. Presenters are given three minutes to discuss their topic.

Rapid Poster Sessions

12:30 pm

Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday

GWCC, Building B, Hall B1

“The scientific content of poster submissions has continued to improve dramatically over the years,” Dr. Wax said. “We wanted to emphasize that poster presentations are clearly excellent science and are worthy of a short presentation. We hope that attendees will be able to walk away with a better understanding and more in-depth knowledge on the presentation than if they had just seen the poster in the exhibit hall.”  

Dr. Wax said posters also provide medical students, residents, and junior faculty a good introduction to presenting at the Annual Meeting. 

“Posters have always been a venue for people to get their foot in the door, get some experience, learn how to write abstracts, and learn how to put material together to get accepted,” he said. “We’re hoping the poster presentation will take those people who have shown good promise at putting a study together and move them up the experiential ladder faster. It’s a good opportunity to promote interest and keep people submitting their research.”