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ASRC Presenters Page
On this page you can register to present your work, find information about writing and submitting your abstract, review poster production guidelines and timelines, or access tutorials on preparing to present your work at a poster session or during a symposium talk. Please review eligibility before registering.
Eligibility - Who can participate?
All currently enrolled RFUMS students, post-graduate trainees (postdoctoral researchers and clinical residents), and undergraduate RFUMS summer research interns are eligible to present their own research conducted either on the RFUMS campus or elsewhere. RFUMS non-trainee staff members may register to present their own work but are not eligible for awards.
IMPORTANT: Only one abstract submission per participant is allowed!
Registering to attend the event obligates the registrant to present a poster, and all posters are automatically accepted. Any submissions deemed ineligible will be contacted by the ASRC Committee.
Those registering for an opportunity to present their work orally during the Scientific Symposia Sessions must also present during the standard poster sessions. Symposia selections are made competitively, and those selected will be notified directly. Those not chosen for the symposia will still present their work during the standard poster sessions.
Register to Present at ASRC 2024
ASRC 2024 Registration Form
(Deadline January 28, 2024)
Design and Print Your Poster
(Deadline March 01, 2024)
We will award a certificate and a monetary award for the best poster and the best scientific talk in each of the colleges (CHP, CMS, CON, COP, SCPM, SGPS), as well as to post-graduate trainees (i.e. Postdocs and Residents). We provide a certificate to recognize the best undergraduate poster. Please take a look at the Judging Sheets on the Judges Portal to familiarize yourself with the judging criteria. Participants will be randomly assigned to a judge. Due to number of judges limitation, each student will be judged by 1 faculty judge.
Don't know how to write an abstract?? First off, what is an abstract? An abstract is an all-inclusive summary paragraph of your work. This brief paragraph should be able to stand alone, without reference to a larger body of work, and should quickly and concisely tell your audience about your work. It will describe:
- Main objective or goal of your work
- Methods employed
- A brief summary of your results
- Principal conclusions of your work
This is a recommended list of resources that can help you write your abstract:
If you are interested in learning more about scientific writing, we recommend "How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper" by Robert A. Day and Barbara Gastel from Greenwood Press.
You should consult your research mentor to ensure the information contained in your abstract is approved for general publication prior to registering for the event.
Please contact ASRC [at] rfums.org if you have any questions.
Need help preparing your Poster?
First, look through the list of resources that can help you create your poster:
- https://www.youtube.com/user/unluckylion?feature=watch http://bitesizebio.com/13599/10-tips-on-writing-a-research-poster/
Then, be sure to read through the ASRC Poster Design and Submission Guidelines.
Need help preparing your project or data?
- The primary mentor under whom you have completed your research is the best resource for help when preparing your project.
- Medardo Jurado in the RFUMS Marketing and Brand Management Division may be able to help with properly designing the PowerPoint slide that will become your poster.
- Statistical Techniques and Training Society - Connect with stats [at] rfums.org - RFU’s student chapter of the American Statistical Association for help with interpreting and presenting your data.
- Finally, check out these tips on presenting your poster:
Please be sure to read through the University's guidelines for appropriately using the logo, trademark etc. on your poster:
Interested in giving a scientific talk?
If you are an enrolled RFUMS student in one of Rosalind Franklin University's six colleges, an RFUMS clinical resident, or an RFUMS postdoc, you are eligible to present a talk at ASRC. The ASRC organizing committee, together with student ambassadors from all six colleges, selects 3 students from each college and 3 post graduate scholars to present their research via the three ASRC Symposium Sessions. Selected presenters will be assigned to one of these three talk sessions so that each session has a representative from each division.
Speakers are allotted 10 minutes to present their talk and an additional 5 minutes for questions from the audience. A student ambassador moderates the session, introducing each speaker and cueing them at the 5 minutes, 1 minute, hard stop time points.
- ALL STUDENT SYMPOSIA PRESENTERS MUST ALSO PRESENT THEIR WORK DURING THE POSTER SESSION. THOSE WHO DO NOT PRESENT A POSTER WILL BE INELIGIBLE FOR SYMPOSIUM AWARDS.
- You will be notified via email by early March regarding our decision whether your abstract was selected for the Student Talk Session
- You must attend the MANDATORY Symposium Participants' Meeting during event week. At that time you will submit your final PowerPoint presentation and make sure it displays as expected in the venue. There will be a note for late submission of your presentation file on your judging sheet, if you do not show up for this meeting.
- These are some helpful resources to help you prepare for your talk:
Event Day Information
ASRC Event Schedule for March 20, 2024
All events will take place on campus. Please see the Schedule of Events for the day's itinerary. Presenters are asked to dress appropriately for a professional event (business or business casual).
All participants are expected to Register and hang their posters between 9:30AM and 10:30AM. This will ensure the organizers know you are present and can adjust any judging assignments accordingly.
There will be two presentation windows during the day (2:00 to 3:00 PM and 3:00 to 4:00 PM). Poster sessions will be assigned to participants randomly. ASRC staff-monitor poster rooms. One judge will be assigned per poster. Please arrive at your presentation room at least 10 minutes prior to your assigned poster session. You must be present at your assigned poster for the duration of your assigned poster session, not only when presenting your poster to the judge.
You are free to visit other posters and see your colleagues' work during the other poster sessions. We strongly encourage participants to show support for their colleagues and strengthen their own professional development by attending the Keynote, oral presentations, and the poster session(s) in which they are not presenting.