Carnegie Mellon University

Posters and Awards

Abstract Submission Requirements

Abstracts are invited in any area of biomedical engineering. For consideration to be included in the Forum program, authors should submit an abstract of no more than 300 words. An e-mail acknowledging receipt of submission will be sent out within 3 business days. Submitted abstracts will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Submission Window: August 10, 2020 - September 3, 2020

Guidelines for Poster Presentation

The poster session will be held virtually on September 18, 2020. The virtual poster session features E-poster presentations via pre-recorded videos and an interactive chat function for Q&A with the presenters. Detailed instructions for the poster presentation will be sent to the presenter upon acceptance of the abstract. Briefly, the presenter of each accepted abstract is required to complete the following items by noon of September 10, 2020, US Eastern Time:

  • Register on the Whova App using the same email address as the abstract submission.
  • Submit a PDF file (< 2 MB) summarizing the poster, which contains 3 slides (slide 1: title, authors, background, purpose of the study; slide 2: methods; slide 3: results and conclusion).
  • Submit a video file (< 25 MB) of pre-recorded presentation (< 5 minutes, no limitation on the number of slides) of the poster content, using mp4 or mov video formats. Please refer to our sample presentation video for detailed instructions on video preparation.

The 3-slide submission will only be used by the Poster and Award Committee for poster evaluation, and will not be shared publicly with attendees. The video submission will be for viewing only on the Whova App, with downloading function disabled.

Guidelines for Poster Competition

During the poster session, there will be a competition open to all non-faculty presenters. These presenters will compete for Outstanding Poster Awards of the Forum, which each consist of a $200 prize and a Certificate. Up to 6 Outstanding Poster Awards will be provided based on the quality of work and presentation. There will also be a new category consisting of 2 People’s Choice Awards, which will be voted on by Forum attendees. In order to participate in the Poster Competition, the presenter of the poster must be the first author (non-faculty: a graduate or undergraduate student, postdoc, resident, or fellow) and available for real-time interaction with the judges during the official poster viewing session. Each author can only submit one abstract for competition as the first author, but may co-author multiple abstracts. People’s Choice Awards will be selected based on feedback from all Forum participants.