R!L 2017 Information for Presenters

Information for Presenters

Submission of an abstract signifies intent to display a scientific poster during Research!Louisville. Posters must be displayed for the entire session to which assigned. Presenting authors are required to be present for the first half of the session. The deadline for submitting an abstract is Thursday, August 31, 2017.

To be eligible, the principal author must be a professional or graduate student, Cancer Center High School Summer Scholar, postgraduate, staff, or faculty member at the University of Louisville or an attending physician or pharmacist at the hospitals in the Louisville Medical Center.

Individuals may submit only one abstract as the presenting (first) author.The assignment of the poster for presentation will be according to the status category of the presenting author.

All authors must have approved the abstract for submission. Author approval will be verified. Only structured abstracts will be accepted for presentation. Each abstract must have the following sections: Background/Introduction, Hypothesis/Objective, Methods, Results, Conclusions. The submission for will provide individual boxes for entering the text for each section. In addition, a box for acknowledging grant support will be provided. The total body of the abstract may not exceed 6,000 characters including spaces. Figures and tables are not allowed.

To submit an abstract, click on the "Submit and Abstract" tab. To enter, you must create an account using your UofL ID and Password. If you do not have a UofL username, contact hscro@louisville.edu for log-in credentials.

Medical student participants in the Summer Research Scholar Program are required to present at Research!Louisville.

All poster sessions will take place in the 1st floor lobby of the Kosair Charities Clinical and Translational Research Building, 505 South Hancock Street.  The dates for the display and presentation of posters are indicated below. Winners in the award categories will be asked to display their posters in the “winners gallery” for the remainder of the week.

Tuesday, September 12th

Masters & Doctoral Basic Science Students 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Masters & Doctoral Engineering Students 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Dental & Medical Students 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Wednesday, September 13th

Postdoctoral Scholars, Research Associates, Research Staff, and PharmDs  9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Public Health, Nursing, R25 Cancer Undergraduate Program, JGBCC High School Scholars, Residents & Clinical Research Fellows  1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Thursday, September 14th

Faculty   9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

All posters and presentations will be judged on a 1-5 scale according to the following criteria:

  • Definition of problem or hypothesis
  • Appearance, graphic aids, language
  • Results, interpretation, scientific quality
  • Comprehension and insight
  • Overall quality


Faculty posters will be eligible for awards in the following 2 categories:

  • Basic Science Research
  • Clinical Research Fellows


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