2020 Annual Child Health Research Centers Conference

The 2020 Child Health Research Centers Conference is being co-hosted by Emory University, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center for the NICHD Child Health Research Career Development Award Program (K12). Please join us virtually as we hear presentations and view posters from Scholars from all 12 sites and a keynote presentation by Dr. Max Cooper, Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine and 2019 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Awardee (along with his colleague Dr. Jacques Miller) for their discovery of the two distinct classes of lymphocytes, B and T cells, a monumental achievement that launched the course of modern immunology.

Registration Link

DRAFT Agenda

Program -- coming

Participant Directory -- coming

Abstract Book -- coming

Contact:
Barbara Kilbourne, RN, MPH
404-545-0359
barbara.kilbourne@emory.edu

In preparation for the October 12-13 Child Health Research Centers Conference for the NICHD Child Health Research Career Development Award Program (K12), we have outlined essential information for your participation. Please review all instructions, milestones and resources outlined below to help you prepare for your poster presentation. It is important that you adhere to all milestone dates so that we can ensure a successful event! 

Poster presenters will take part in two ways! You will give pre-recorded 3-minute virtual presentations/blitzes and interact with attendees during one of two live virtual poster sessions.  

1) Recorded Poster Blitzes – These will be pre-recorded presentations that will be shown during the main part of the conference program. You will need to pre-record your talk using Zoom or similar MP4 video recording solution. It will be presented in rapid fire presentations during “poster blitz” segments of the program.  

  •  Presentations must be pre-recorded (3-minute max time limit—strictly enforced)
  • The schedule includes four poster blitz sessions (3 presentations per session) offered over two days; your specific blitz time will be communicated to you soon, although since it will be pre-recorded, this will just be an FYI for you
  • Submission due date for your prerecorded MP4 file is Sept. 24

2) Live Poster Sessions – These will be live virtual sessions using individual poster room links to create spaces for poster presenters to show and discuss their research with attendees. IMPORTANT: Please confirm that you have access to an institutional/professional version of Zoom by Friday, September 4 that allows you to have a session lasting longer than the free version which has a 40-minute time limit. If you do not, then we will contact you to provide an alternate plan.

  •  Two poster sessions (each session 45 minutes) offered over two days
  • Poster presenters will be assigned to one of the two poster sessions
  • Your assigned poster session will be after your assigned poster blitz
  • Once we have communicated the exact time of your poster session, you will create a Zoom link with a password and share this link with Barbara Kilbourne. (One option is to invite Barbara to your calendar invite, but this is not necessary)
  • We will add the Zoom link you created to the program so that attendees can visit your poster during the Poster Session time
  • Again, if you do not have an institutional/ professional version of Zoom, please contact Barbara Kilbourne to provide an alternate plan.

NOTE: Poster presenters will be assigned to one of the two poster sessions

Step-by-Step Instructions for Poster Presenters: 

  • Prior to the event, you will record a 3-minute max (strictly enforced) presentation using the attached template of five slides. Save the recorded presentation as an MP4 file. Use whatever video recording solution you like, but we have included Zoom instructions that may be helpful.
  • Complete survey by Wednesday, Sept. 9 for your bio which will be used to introduce you.
  • Email your 3-minute or less presentation to Barbara.kilbourne@emory.edu by Thursday, Sept. 24. 
  • Participate in the virtual rehearsal on Tuesday, Oct. 6.  Click here to register.
  • Create a PDF of your scientific poster. (DO NOT use your poster blitz slides as your poster.) Your poster PDF will need to be showing the whole time during your poster session. As in a face-to-face conference, your poster should include the following: title, author names and affiliations, introduction, methods, results, conclusions, and acknowledgements sections.  
  • On the day of the event, be present the full 45 minutes in your virtual room to display your poster and interact with attendees to answer any questions about your research. Your presentation date/time assignments and poster session virtual room link will be provided to you prior to the conferenc
  • Resources: See the Poster Presenters - How to Record and Present and Poster Blitz Template

Submit all items to Barbara Kilbourne at barbara.kilbourne@emory.edu

In preparation for the October 12-13 Child Health Research Centers Conference, we have outlined essential information for your participation. Please review all instructions, milestones and resources contained in this important email to prepare for your presentation. It is important that you adhere to all milestone dates so that we can ensure a successful event! 

Oral presenters will give live 15-minute presentations during one of four “oral presentation” sessions. Your exact timeslot will be communicated to you in the coming weeks. Your presentation should be no more than 12-13 minutes in length to leave the final 2-3 minutes for Q&A. You will need to adhere to this 15 minute total time slot, so please plan and practice accordingly.

Instructions for Oral Presenters: 

  • Prepare your 12-13 minute slide presentation. Use “standard” screen size for your slides, i.e., NOT widescreen. See Virtual Presentation Tip Sheet (Oral Presenters)
  • Complete survey by Wednesday, Sept. 9 for your bio which will be used to introduce you.
  • Participate in the virtual rehearsal on Monday, Oct. 5 - Click here to register
  • ​Submit the final version of your presentation slides by Friday, Oct. 9 (this is for back-up purposes in case we have technical difficulties during the meeting)

We will notify you by Sept. 9 your presentation date and time.

Submit all items to Barbara Kilbourne at barbara.kilbourne@emory.edu