Abstract and Poster Guidelines



Given the virtual format, CHRI will be flexible on the accepted dimensions of digital poster submissions. We suggest making decisions on size, font and graphics by viewing your file on your computer screen in Adobe to understand how viewers will interact with your poster. Please submit your poster in PPT or PDF format along with your abstract submission by April 15, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. Poster templates can be found on Brandwise, or CHRI templates can be downloaded.


As an optional complement, you are welcome and encouraged to record a brief (no more than 5 minutes) presentation explaining your poster. For example, this could be an audio only or audio/video file showing you zooming in on certain sections of your poster. There are several options for creating this file, including using Zoom or PowerPoint to record. If you would like assistance, please reach out to chri@unmc.edu.

If possible, please try to save and/or convert files to the lowest size before sending. Final files can be sent or shared with chri@unmc.edu by April 30, 2021.


For those interested, CHRI will review trainee-level submissions (abstract and poster) to recognize exceptional research. The submission form will have an option to designate your interest in being considered for an award. The categories for submission include: Undergraduate Students, Medical Students, Graduate Students (Master and Doctoral), and Residents/Fellows. Awards will be granted to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each category (must meet minimum requirements). Case reports/case studies and unfinished research will not be considered for an award but may still be featured in the virtual forum. First place award winners will be asked to present during the live portion of the forum on May 13. 

A sample of the scoring criteria is available below. 

BACKGROUND – Is the background sufficient to frame hypothesis or question under investigation?

SIGNIFICANCE OF PROBLEM – Is the significance of the problem under study conveyed convincingly?

HYPOTHESES, PROBLEM OR QUESTION – Is the hypothesis, problem or question well focused and clearly stated?

EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN – Is the design described adequately? Is it an appropriate approach to the question under study?

RESULTS/DATA – Are specific results given and stated clearly?

CONCLUSIONS – Are stated conclusions supported by the data presented? Are conclusions appropriate in scope?