Rules for Manuscripts and Posters

Rules for Manuscripts and Posters

  • Fifteen minutes will be allotted for each paper.
  • All presentations will be made using Microsoft Powerpoint.
  • Participants MUST limit their presentation to 10-12 minutes; the remaining time is for discussion.
  • Oral presentation will be judged on content, audiovisual aids, and the participant's ability to handle questions.
  • In competition for awards for oral presentations, the manuscript and oral presentation of the topic at the Forum will be considered for judging.
  • Research presented may not have been published prior to abstract submission.

Poster Presentation

See Schedule for dates and times.

Participants presenting in poster sessions are not required to submit a manuscript. All poster presentations will be considered for Poster Presentation Awards, providing the first author listed on the abstract is the presenter. Posters will be judged on their adherence to the stated guidelines, content, clarity, and the ability of the researcher to handle questions. Judges will circulate through the poster session during the judging. The authors will be required to briefly present their posters to the judging panel.

Poster Production

  1. Please make your poster 72 inches (w) by 44 inches (h) and include sections as follows:
    • the subject under consideration and its significance
    • the means and materials used
    • a summary of the results presented in sufficient detail to support the conclusions
    • the significance of the results and their applicability to broader fields of knowledge
    • references
  2. The title of the poster, ID#, the name of the participant and the location at which the research was performed should appear at the top of the display in a space at least 20cm high. CAPITALIZE THE ENTIRE TITLE.
  3. All illustrations should be professionally finished. Hand drawn figures are strongly discouraged.
  4. Posters are to be attached to the boards with thumbtacks.* NO paste, glue, staples, or nails are permitted.
  5. Judges will circulate through the poster session during a specified period of time during the Forum. Posters will be judged on their adherence to the stated guidelines, content clarity, and the ability of the researcher to handle questions.

*Push pins and thumbtacks will be provided.

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission Open: February 1, 2020
  • Abstract Deadline: Midnight, March 1, 2020
  • Early Bird Registration Fee ($125): March 1, 2020
  • Oral Presentation Slide Submission Deadline: March 15, 2020
  • Registration Fee Deadline ($150): March 15, 2020
  • Osler Essay Contest Due: Midnight, April 1, 2020
  • NSRF Forum: Friday, April 24, 2020
  • Social Meet and Greet: 6-8pm, Thursday, April 23, 2020