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Call for Poster Abstracts 2020

2020 9th Annual Community Engagement & Research Symposium

Friday, March 20, 2020; 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM 

UMass Medical School

Albert Sherman Center, Worcester, MA

Poster Abstract Due: Friday, January 24, 2020

The goal of the poster session is to network, 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 completed 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/or community members, 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.
  • See posters from previous symposia

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

See tips for developing a poster at this link.

Submit your Poster Abstracts Electronically at: Poster Abstract Submission Form for the UMCCTS Community Engagement 2020 Symposium

 Notification Date:

You will be notified by February 14, 2020 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:

Registration for the 9th Annual Community Engagement and Research Symposium will open on January 10, 2020.

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The UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science is part of a national Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) led by the National Institutes of Health's National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS). This Symposium is supported through grant number UL1TR001453. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH.