Dr Linda Dykes Consultant in Emergency and Interface Frailty Medicine Wye Valley NHS Trust UK (NHS), UK Leominster, England
Description: Everyone remembers their first scientific conference poster: they may be the bottom rung of the research-presentation hierarchy, but they are still publications, and they underpin many conferences. And whilst the process of abstract submission, followed by poster design and production are easy when you know how, if you don't have anyone to show you the ropes, the whole process can look very daunting.
This session is designed for delegates who have never had a conference poster published, but would like to learn how it all works - be that one day in the future, or because you have work ready to submit. We'll cover how even small-scale projects (audits and service evaluations) can make great conference posters, how to pick a target conference, how your abstract is an "elevator pitch" of your work, and then what to do if it is accepted!
Describe the hierarchy of conference presentations (posters, moderated posters, free papers, podium presentations etc)
Describe the considerations in picking target conferences for a given abstract
Describe poster design techniques that help create a memorable and accessible poster