Call for Posters for 2014 Symposium

Date Posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Call for Poster Abstracts

2014 Community Engagement & Research Symposium

Building on Partnership Strengths to Improve Health in Communities

Friday, November 7, 2014; 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Albert Sherman Center, UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA

Poster Abstract Due: Monday, September 15, 2014 at 5:00 pm

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The goal of the poster session is to help people meet each other, learn about each other’s work and interests, and make connections for future collaborative work to address health issues in communities throughout Massachusetts and beyond.  This poster session is unique in that it is geared to spark conversation about shared interests and future collaborative projects, and not necessarily to share the results of past scientific research projects.

Who Can Submit a Poster Abstract?

  • Community organizations
  • Research teams describing their research in any stage of the research process
  • Researchers seeking research partners
  • Students and trainees

Examples of poster ideas include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • A description of your community engaged research at any stage in the process. Include information on your partnerships and collaborations.
  • A description of your community agency, or your community engaged research interests and experiences.

Note to Community Agencies:

You are welcome to describe your community agency.  Feel free to use informational or marketing materials. In addition you could describe:

  • Ideas or priorities for community engaged research
  • Your experience in partnering for research, describing your community engaged research at any stage in the process 
    • We can help you create or print your poster. As you submit your poster abstract, indicate if you would like assistance creating a poster, or would like us to pay for it to be printed (as funds allow, so request as early as possible).
    • If your poster is accepted and you have requested that we print your poster, please email it to by Monday, October 20, 2014.

Submit your Poster Abstracts Electronically at: Poster Abstract Submission Form for the UMCCTS Community Engagement 2014 Symposium

  • Title of poster
  • Name(s), affiliation(s), and contact information
  • Abstract/Program Description - Not to exceed 250 words
  • Community Organizations: We can assist in creating and printing your poster. Please indicate your interest when you submit your poster abstract. 

Notification Date:

All proposals will be reviewed by the members of the Community Engagement and Research Section’s Community and Academic Advisory Panel (CAAP). You will be notified by September 26, 2014 regarding the acceptance of your poster.

Poster Abstracts and Posters will be Shared:

  • Poster title and author names will be shared during the Symposium. Names and credentials will be listed as they are submitted.
  • Poster abstracts will be posted on a public website hosted by the UMass Medical School Lamar Soutter Library.
  • You will be invited to share an electronic version of your poster on this website.

To see past conference posters visit: 

To Register for the Symposium: Registration for the 2014 UMCCTS Community Engagement Symposium

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