Poster Presentation Guidelines

The UM-SBDRC invites submission of abstracts for Poster Presentations at the Virtual Annual Symposium on Thursday, March 3, 2022, 8:00am - 12:00pm.

The Poster Presentations will be from 9:45am-10:45am The Abstracts will be included in the Symposium Program.

The Annual Symposium is your chance to learn about the latest research in skin biology and disease, see what core services the center provides, interact with other center members, establish new collaborations, and share your skin-relevant research in abstract and poster format.

To reserve a place at the virtual symposium for an abstract and poster presentation, please indicate YES in the registration form to let us know you intend to submit. 

Abstract and Poster topics should focus on skin biology and disease research within the mission of the NIH’s National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS). Research on advanced skin cancers, including metastasis and treatment are not within the NIAMS mission. More information about the NIAMS mission can be found here:

Please send a standard 1 page abstract to Carmel McKeon by Friday, February 25, 2022, for entry into the meeting program. Please list your title, your name, mentor if applicable, email at the top. 

The poster can be created in PowerPoint or any other program you desire.

At the Symposium, we will have break-out rooms off the main Zoom meeting and you will have an individual room with your name on it. During the break-out session, you will share your screen to show the PowerPoint poster and discuss your research just like you would at an in-person poster session. Please check Zoom sharing ahead of time to be sure your posters look good when screen-shared.

Attendees to the Symposium will be first assigned randomly to the Poster break-out rooms and then will be free to move between rooms as they wish.

The Judges will be faculty from the UM-SBDRC and they will stop in to see your poster and judge it based on subject matter and presentation. There are several judges, but only one will be assigned to score you. The scores will be ranked and results announced at the end of the Symposium. Awards for first place ($100 Zingerman’s gift certificate), second place ($50 Zingerman’s gift certificate), third place ($25 Zingerman’s gift certificate).

Please email any questions to: Carmel McKeon,