2012 Postdoc Research Symposium
The Biomedical Postdoctoral Council (BPC) and the Office of Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs (BPP) are pleased to announce:
The 11th Annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium
October 9th, 2012
BRB II/III Auditorium and Lobby
421 Curie Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104
The symposium will include:
- Poster sessions and oral presentations research talks by BPP postdocs
- Awards for the best posters and oral presentations
- Keynote Lecture: Dr. Christine Guthrie of UCSF, a leader in the field of mRNA processing.
- A great reception - good food, drinks and a chance to follow up on the interesting bits of the day.
This FREE event is a great way to practice your presentation skills and to learn about your fellow postdocs’ research. Posters have been very well-attended in past years, and the presenters pleased with the feedback they've received. All post-docs served by the Biomedical Postdoctoral Council (BPC) and Office of Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs (BPP) are welcome to present, and all members of the university community are welcome to attend.
I. Rules and Guidelines for abstract submission
- Submit abstracts here. The deadline for submission is July 31.
- Abstract titles should not exceed 90 characters, including spaces.
- Please provide affiliation information for all authors, which is not character limited.
- Abstract body text may not exceed 1,500 characters, including spaces but not including the title, authors or affiliation information.
- Only pdfs will be accepted. This ensures proper processing of special characters and fonts. Cute Writer is a free downloadable pdf generator.
- Submitted abstracts will be collected after the submission deadline. If you want to re-submit an altered version of your abstract, you may do so. We will use the last-submitted version of an abstract.
- All abstract filenames must follow this convention: Lastname_Firstname_YYYYMMDD_PS2012.
Examples: Doe_Jane_20120730_PS2012 or Krishnan_David_20120724_PS2012.
II. Information for Poster Sessions
- The Biomedical community encompasses a huge variety of fields and expertise. All information should be presented so that a life scientist from any of these backgrounds can understand your research. Please go heavy on the background and explanations of key ideas. If your poster is already printed, emphasize these aspects when discussing your work.
- All poster boards will be set up in the lobby of BRBII/III and will be limited to 4 ft x 4 ft. Pushpins will be provided.
- At the top of each poster board, there will be a number. Please match your abstract number to the number on the poster board
- Poster presentations will be judged by faculty and postdoc judges for clarity, visual impact and oral presentation.
- Two prizes for the best posters will be awarded after the keynote lecture.
III. Information for Oral Sessions
- All information should be presented so that life scientists from a wide range of backgrounds can understand your background, goals and findings.
- A moderator will be present in each room to handle any questions and help organize that session.
- There will 10 min allocated for each talk, followed by 5 min for questions. Time limits for each talk will be strictly enforced to make sure that the program stays on schedule. A warning buzzer will sound after 10 min and the final buzzer at 12 min.
- You must check in at the BRB Auditorium at least 20 minutes before your session is scheduled to begin to allow the moderator to load and check your presentation on the A/V equipment.
- Please bring your presentation on a USB drive for easy loading onto the A/V equipment, which accommodates PC- and Mac-based presentations.
- A laser pointer and a laptop on the podium will be provided. If you require any other equipment (i.e. overhead projector), please inform us as soon as possible.
- A prize will be given for the best oral presentation.
- Your mentor, labmates, and anyone else who would like to support you are welcome and encouraged to attend!
Prizes will be awarded for the best oral and poster presentations. Judges’ decisions are final and binding. Awards will be presented at the end of the symposium following the Keynote Lecture.
If you have any questions regarding abstract submission, general participation or any other issues please contact the Office of Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-573-4332.