In many different fields that include research, presenting a poster or an oral presentation at a regional, national, and international conference can be a big deal. Not only can it help you network and build your resume, it can launch your research into the world and engage a specific audience in your work and future publications. I thought today, based on your requests, I would overview how to get an abstract accepted for oral or poster presentation.
There are three main goals in presenting research, no matter the venue, and those are to highlight 1) the time you have committed to this subject 2) the elegance of your work and 3) the importance and contribution your work is adding to the field. The ultimate goal is to stimulate a conversation around your research and create an audience for future publications and work. Maybe you will even find a collaborator or additional funding while you’re at it!
You must remember one thing: your abstract and the following presentation is your interaction with the scientific community. Make it count.
The first step is a bit of logistics. Where should you present?
Once you have a good idea of where and what you will be presenting keep a few more things in mind:
A good presentation is concise but clear. People have short attention spans. Think of it in four major points:
A few Key Points to remember and super tips:
Hope this was helpful for you and look out for building a poster or presentation in an upcoming post!
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M3 at Mayo Clinic School of Medicine