Poster Presentations
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Please review the following information if your abstract has been accepted for presentation as a poster.

This year, there will be a new schedule for poster presentations.  This change was incorporated into the schedule in order to reduce the size of the meeting footprint so that ACVP could select smaller venues in order to reduce costs.

Note: YIA competitors will now display their posters in two out of the three poster sessions -- see below for the revised schedule.

Poster presentation size: 4 feet high X 8 feet wide with a 1" frame around the border.  Your poster presentation can fit anywhere within those dimensions.

The poster session will be located in Salon K at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel.

 

Poster Schedules

Veterinary Student Poster Session
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Poster Setup: 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. (for early award judging)
Award Judging: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. (authors not present)
Authors Present for Discussion: 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Poster Dismantle: 9:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

 

Young Investigator Award Poster Sessions
There has been a change to the Young Investigator Award poster schedule.  Please review the information below if you are presenting a YIA poster.  All YIA posters will be on display during Poster Session B.  Please plan to be at your poster during the mid-morning refreshment break on Monday from 9:45 a.m.-10:15 a.m. for discussion and questions with attendees.

Young Investigator Award -- Poster Session A and Poster Session B
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Poster Setup: 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

Monday, November 11, 2019
Poster Dismantle: 4:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
(judging will occur on Monday afternoon while the poster area is closed and without authors present)

This includes the following Young Investigator Award Poster Presentations:
Diagnostic Pathology: DY-01 – DY-21
Experimental Disease: EY-44 – EY-52
Industrial & Toxicologic Pathology: TY-63 – TY-64
Natural Disease: NY-68 – NY-80

See below under Poster Session A for a second time to be present for discussion and questions. 

Young Investigator Award -- Poster Session B and Poster Session C
Monday, November 11, 2019
Poster Setup: 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Poster Dismantle: 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

This includes the following Young Investigator Award Poster Presentations:
Diagnostic Pathology: DY-22 – DY-42
Experimental Disease: EY-53 – EY-61
Industrial & Toxicologic Pathology: TY-65 – TY-66
Natural Disease: NY-81 – NY-93

See below under Poster Session C for a second time to be present for discussion and questions. 

 

Focused Scientific Poster Sessions
Poster Session A: 
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Poster Setup: 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Posters Available for Viewing: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Authors Present for Discussion Based on Poster Session Assignment:
     
Clinical Pathology: Mid-afternoon refreshment break (3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.)
     
Diagnostic Pathology:  Mid-afternoon refreshment break (3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.)
     
Education:  Mid-morning refreshment break (10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.)
     
Experimental Disease: Mid-afternoon refreshment break (3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.)
     
Industrial and Toxicologic Pathology: Mid-morning refreshment break (10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.)
     
Natural Disease: Mid-morning refreshment break (10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.)
Poster Dismantle: 4:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.


Poster Session B
Late-Breaking Poster Session and Young Investigator Award Poster Session
Monday, November 11, 2019
Poster Setup for Late-Breaking Posters: 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. 
Posters Available for Viewing: 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Authors Present for Discussion: 9:45 a.m.-10:15 a.m. (morning refreshment break)
Poster Dismantle for Late-Breaking Posters: 1:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.



Poster Session C
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Poster Setup: 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Posters Available for Viewing: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Authors Present for Discussion:

     Clinical Pathology: Mid-morning refreshment break (10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.)

     Diagnostic Pathology: Mid-afternoon refreshment break (3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.)

     Education: Mid-morning refreshment break (9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.)

     Experimental Disease: Mid-afternoon refreshment break (3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.)

     Industrial and Toxicologic Pathology: Mid-afternoon refreshment break (3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.)

     Natural Disease: Mid-morning refreshment break (10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.)
Poster Dismantle: 3:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

 

Personal interaction with meeting attendees is an optional, but important part of your poster presentation. If possible, please make yourself available at your poster during the assigned refreshment breaks to answer questions and interact with your colleagues.

If you are concerned about proprietary information in our world of social media, consider advising attendees by placing ‘DO NOT POST’ on your poster.

ACVP passed policies that pertain to speakers and participants at the Annual Meeting.  Please review the policies below:

            --Code of Professional Ethics
            --Code of Conduct Policy
            --Anti-Harrassment and Discrimination Policy

 

Composition of a Successful Scientific Poster

A.   The title of your presentation poster should remain exactly the same as originally submitted on the abstract.

B.   Components to include:
     •Title, authors (as originally submitted, if possible)
     •Abstract (encouraged)
     •Introduction
     •Objectives/hypothesis (numbered objectives are fine)
     •Materials and methods
     •Results
     •Brief discussion (including limitations, recommendations)
     •Conclusions (numbered conclusions are fine, related to objectives; status of hypothesis)

C.   Clearly state the objectives at the start of the poster and the conclusions at the end. These two sections should be related to one another.

D.  Abstract:  Clearly state the purpose, what you did, and what you found. Write it to entice the audience to visit your poster. Avoid abbreviations and jargon. End with a statement of major conclusion(s) from the study. It is not sufficient to state that the results will be presented.

E.  Introduction: Include only the minimal background information necessary to understand the project.  If the poster describes an experiment, state a clear hypothesis.  Hypotheses and/or objectives can be arranged as a list.

F.  Materials and Methods: Be simple and to the point. This section should be much less detailed than in a manuscript.  Use figures, tables, flow charts instead of text, if possible. Use limited references for complex procedures.

G.  Results: In many cases, figures and well-written figure legends alone can represent your results.  We are pathologists; we want to look at figures, not read lengthy descriptions.

H.  Conclusions: Revisit your hypothesis and state whether it was supported by the results.  Explain the relevance of your findings, even if it is a case report.

I.  Be brief and simple. Do not include too many experiments. Condense or limit large amounts of data. Limit the number of problems tackled. Limit the number of tables and figures to only the most critical to bring out selected points.

J.  Use figures and LARGE PRINT. The audience should know what you did, why, and what you found by examining your poster from at least five feet away and within two minutes of time. Lists help to save space, and tie everything together. Summary diagrams also help.

K.  Standardize all nomenclature and define all abbreviations. Avoid excessive use of abbreviations.

L.  Choose your very best photographs and clearest photomicrographs; your most brilliant fluorescence; your sharpest, darkest electrophoresis (use schematics if your gels or blots have faded). Label everything and use arrows liberally. Proof carefully; be sure arrows, etc., on photographs are in place and point to whatever the legend indicates. Tables should only contain the most important information.

M.  Be sure to indicate the number of replicates on which your data are based and the statistical tests used.

N.  Provide a limited list of references

O.  Your poster board is 4 ft. high x 8 ft. wide, including a 1 inch frame around the perimeter. Your poster presentation can fit anywhere within those dimensions. Arrange your poster so the information flows and the sequence can be easily followed.

Excellent and entertaining advice on preparing posters can be found at the links below:

Designing Conference Posters
Research Poster Design

Looking for a place to have your poster printed?  Check out the following sites:

MakeSigns.com (use the promo code of ACVP19 during checkout for a 10% discount)

If you have any questions, please contact Jane Shepard at the ACVP Office.

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