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SDBP Paper and Poster Abstract Submission
Deadline: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 5:00pm Eastern
Abstracts selected for the SDBP 2019 Annual Meeting will be presented in plenary and poster sessions that will highlight the most outstanding papers.
All accepted abstracts will be published on the SDBP Meeting APP and the SDBP website, and abstracts that have not been previously presented will also be published in the electronic version of the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, the official journal of SDBP.
TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL RESEARCH ABSTRACTS
For the research abstracts/plenary sessions
Acceptance of Policy……….(this is a required field)
I affirm that this abstract meets all the requirements stated in this program, that I accept the SDBP meeting abstract policies and procedures as detailed in this program and that authors are familiar with presented data.
It is expected that all research has received IRB permission at the host institution. If your institution exempts certain types of research, we would suggest that you obtain a letter verifying the exemption for your study. (please indicate in the appropriate area within the program and we will contact you for the letter of exemption). Research completed without IRB review or exemption in writing will not be accepted or published.
ONLINE SUBMISSION NOTES
This section contains helpful information to guide you through the online submission process. We recommend that you print this page and use it as a reference during this process.
Authors and presenters will be responsible for all of their own travel expenses and will be required to register for the Annual Meeting.
Instructions for Oral Presentations
Recommended method for having your presentation projected Session rooms will be equipped with a data projector and computer as well as a lavaliere microphone, table microphone and aisle microphone.
Bring your presentation on a Windows readable USB stick or CD-ROM. All presentations must be downloaded to the central computer. No personal computers will be used at the podium.
When building your presentation, use standard fonts (e.g., Times Roman, Helvetica, Arial, Times New Roman). Basic fonts are included on the session room computers but if an unusual font is used it may not translate.
Include in the same folder as your presentation any external files utilized, e.g., movie files. Copy the entire folder to the USB flash Drive or CD ROM.
Test your presentation on a separate PC compatible computer to insure fonts are standard and components such as movies are included rather than merely linked in your presentation.
Review these specifications when preparing your presentation.
The computers in the session rooms will support PC and Mac presentations.
We recommend that you bring a backup presentation format to cover the possibility of luggage loss, theft, and/or incompatibility.
Poster Presentation Guidelines & Information
The allotted poster-board area for your poster is 4’ high and 4’ wide
Tips for Poster Presentations Posters should be readable by viewers five feet away. The message should be clear and understandable without oral explanation. The following guidelines have been prepared to help improve the effectiveness of poster communication.
1. Initial Sketch - Plan your poster early. Focus your attention on a few key points. Try various styles of data presentation to achieve clarity and simplicity. Does the use of color help? What needs to be expressed in words? Suggest headlines and text topics.
2. Rough Layout - Enlarge your best initial sketch, keeping the dimensions in proportion to the final poster. Ideally, the rough layout should be full size. A blackboard is a convenient place to work. Print the title and headlines. Indicate text by horizontal lines. Draw rough graphs and tables. This will give you a good idea of proportions and balance. If you are working with an artist, show him or her the poster layout. Ask associates for comments. This is still an experimental stage.
3. Final Layout - The artwork is complete. The text and tables are typed, but not necessarily enlarged to full size. Now ask, is the message clear? Do the important points stand out? Is there a balance between words and illustrations? Is there spatial balance? Is the pathway through the poster clear?
4. Balance - The figures and tables should cover slightly more than 50% of the poster area. If you have only a few illustrations, make them large. Do not omit the text, but keep it brief. The poster should be understandable without oral explanation.
5. Topography - Avoid abbreviations, acronyms, and jargon. Use a consistent font throughout. An 81/2" x 11" sheet of paper photostatically enlarged 50% makes the text readable from five feet.
6. Eye Movement - The movement (pathway) of the eye over the poster should be natural, down the columns or along the rows. Size attracts attention. Arrows, pointing hands, numbers, and letters can help clarify the sequence.
7. Simplicity - Resist the temptation to overload the poster. More material may mean less communication.
The allotted poster-board area for your poster is 4’ high and 4’ wide.
Suggestion: Prepare a 6" high headline strip that runs the full width of the poster. Include the title, authors, and affiliations on the strip in letters not less than 1.5" high. Post a large-typed copy of your abstract in the upper left-hand corner. You will need push pins to mount your poster. Push pins will be available on site at the registration desk.