2014 Biomedical Postdoc Research Symposium
Full details, including abstracts, for the 12th Annual Biomedical Postdoctoral Research Symposium are availabe for download here.
The Biomedical Postdoctoral Council (BPC) and the Office of Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs (BPP) are pleased to announce:
The 13th Annual Biomedical Postdoctoral Research Symposium
November 18th, 2014
BRB II/III Auditorium and Lobby
421 Curie Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Registration is now open for postdoc attendees. The first 200 registered attendees will receive free lunch! Presenters have been automatically registered.
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
Abstract submission has now closed.
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 present clear background information 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.
- All posters should be placed during the registration and setup period of 10am-10:30am, and all posters should remain in place until the close of the final poster session at 3:15pm, regardless of the session in which you are presenting. Posters must be removed before 3:30pm, when poster boards will be removed to allow setup for the networking reception.
- 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 during either of the 1 hr sessions. Please check your session time and be present at your poster during your entire allocated session.
- Prizes will be awarded for poster presentations: the AUM LifeTech Poster Award for the best overall poster, the Charles River Laboratories Award for the best poster presenting findings with particular consideration for the replacement, reduction and refinement in the use of animals in research, and the New England Biolabs Award for the best poster including next generation sequencing in research design.
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, please inform us as soon as possible.
- Your mentor, labmates, and anyone else who would like to support you are welcome and encouraged to attend!
Prizes will be awarded for poster and oral presentations, sponsored by AUM LifeTech, Charles River Laboratories, New England Biolabs, and the BPC. Judges’ decisions are final and binding. Awards will be presented at the end of the symposium following the Keynote Lecture.
If you would like to volunteer as a helper or judge at the 2013 symposium, or if you have any questions regarding abstract submission, general participation or any other issues please contact Adam Walker, the Chair of the BPC Symposium Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Office of Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs at email@example.com or 215-573-4332.