4th Annual UMass Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Sherman Center, UMass Medical School Worcester campus


This is a call for posters to be presented during the 4th Annual UMass Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat on May 8, 2013. The poster session will provide a forum for researchers to showcase their work. While the poster need not describe completed work, it should report on research for which at least preliminary results are available. We especially encourage poster submissions from students, residents, and fellows. Due to limited space, we are only able to accept 80 posters (max).


Poster abstract proposals please strictly adhere to the following:

· Submitted as a one-page Word document (only)

· Use Arial 11 point font and single spacing

· Include:

a) Title

b) Full name of all Authors

c) Institutional affiliations

d) Contact information

e) An abstract of no more than 300 words

Please submit your poster proposal as an e-mail attachment to: by 5:00 PM on or before March 22, 2013.  Any questions for the Poster chairs may also be directed to this address.


As in the past, we will collect and archive the meeting materials in the UMCCTS public archive, hosted by eScholarship@UMMS. Keep this in mind as you create your presentation. By submitting a poster proposal you agree to archive your poster in the eScholarship repository. Please be mindful not to disclose any unprotected intellectual property. eScholarship@UMMS ( is UMass Medical School’s institutional repository and serves as an archive to collect, showcase, and preserve scholarly publications authored by UMMS faculty, researchers, staff, and students. It contains journal articles, posters, presentations, dissertations, student projects and reports, and more. Each document in eScholarship@UMMS is assigned a long-term, stable link. The archive is optimized for searching by Google and Google Scholar, which means that documents get wide exposure. All authors of full-text documents in eScholarship@UMMS receive a monthly email with download counts for each document.


The deadline for poster submissions is 5:00PM (EST) on: March 22, 2013

Submissions will be reviewed and authors will be notified of acceptance by April 1st.


Authors of accepted poster proposals will have a chance to present the poster to interested attendees during the poster session. Well-crafted posters will tell the story well by themselves, but authors of posters are expected to be available to describe and discuss the work in the poster during the session.

Poster size: No larger than 42” x 42” (3.5 x 3.5 ft). No extra-large posters will be accepted due to space allotment. For your poster, please avoid thick foam backing or plastic sheeting as these don’t adhere well to the poster boards. Standard thumbtacks will be provided, but if you prefer a different kind of pushpin, please bring your own.

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