Poster Symposium Judging Criteria

Advanced Judging: Once all posters are uploaded, a team of judges will review all posters based on the following CRITERIA:

  • Project/case report design and methods: Project/clinical vignette is clearly designed; scientific/clinical procedures are appropriate and well organized; Author uses a logical scientific method and appropriate methodology/relevant history, physicals, and complementary studies are included; Presenter exhibits a good understanding of the methods used/case report.
  • Data: Effort has been made to identify all significant variables affecting the experimental results/case report, and those variables not manipulated as part of the experimental design have been controlled or there is an organized and logical algorithm of case presentation; Clinical topic is interesting and relevant to scientific knowledge; Data is presented in a clear and understandable manner with an effort to eliminate bias.
  • Discussion/conclusion: The effect of experimental error was estimated and considered when drawing the discussion/conclusion or the discussion/ conclusion are relevant and pertinent to the case; Potential pitfalls and limitations of the project/case have been addressed; The discussion and conclusion use relevant sources to compare and contrast the information that exists in literature; The conclusion is consistent with the data and/or observations/ case.
  • Organization/Visual Presentation: Visuals are easy to read and logically organized; Grammar and syntax are correct.

On-site Judging: Poster presenters’ oral presentation will be evaluated based on the author’s ability to achieve the following:

  • Explain the project/case report concisely
  • Clarify the relevance of the project/case
  • Answer questions thoroughly