R!L 2024 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 entire sessionThe deadline for submitting an abstract is 11:59 PM Saturday, August 31, 2024. Abstracts submitted after this deadline will not be accepted.

To be eligible, the principal author must be a professional or graduate student, medical resident, clinical fellow, post-doctoral fellow, research staff, or faculty member at UofL or an attending physician or pharmacist of the hospitals in the Louisville Medical Center. *Please note that undergraduate students are not eligible to participate in R!L. The undergraduate research symposium is held in April on the Belknap Campus.

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. For Each abstract must have the following sections: Background/Introduction, Hypothesis/Objective, Methods, Results, Conclusions. If statistics were used to determine significance, the statistical method must be stated and criterion for significance defined in ‘Methods’ section. The submission form 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 2,500 characters including spaces. Figures and tables are not allowed.

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

Abstracts will be embargoed from public access for one year, but available to the UofL community with UofL login 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.

Monday, September 16th

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

Medical Residents 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Clinical Fellows 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Tuesday,  September 17th

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

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

Case Reports *Not Judged 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Wednesday, September 18th 

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

Public Health students 1p.m. - 4 p.m.

Nursing students  1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Dental students 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Thursday, September 19th 

Faculty   9 a.m. - 12 p.m. *Junior faculty only will be judged

Faculty in the LIAM Program 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 - Junior faculty only
  • Clinical Research Fellows - Junior faculty only