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Presenter directions for Pediatrics Research Day 2024

Poster Presenters: 

If you submit an abstract, you agree to present a poster.

Posters must be placed on the boards by 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 2, 2024.  Bulletin boards will be available on Thursday, February 1, 2024 from 3:00-5:00 and Friday, February 2 beginning at 7:00 a.m. for you to place your poster.

Poster presenters agree to be at their board from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Friday, February 2, 2024, to discuss their poster with judges and those visiting Pediatric Research Day.

If you want to hang a larger poster at PRD, you should go into the "Design" tab, then click on "Slide Size", then "Customize Slide Size" and you can set the size as desired and choose to either "maximize" or "ensure fit" in the pop-up box.  You can then adjust the size of the boxes from there.  It is hightly recommended to change the slide size BEFORE starting work on the poster!

Oral Presenters: 

Preparing your 10-minute oral presentation.  One key requirement plus a few helpful tips:

  • Oral presentations will start promptly at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, February 2, 2024.  
  • Presentations should be prepared in PowerPoint and will be 10 minutes in duration (8 minutes for the presentation and 2 minutes for questions).  
  • Aim for no more than 8-10 slides.  You don’t have time to tell all of the details or show all of the data in your project so pick the highlights and spend more time explaining the key findings.  If you have to flip through slides quickly because you have too much data, you’ll lose the audience.
  • Keep it simple:  Make you figures large and clear.  Remake figures that have small fonts or blurry text.  Remove unnecessary elements of complex figures so that the focus is on the key parts.  If you have to say “sorry this is such a busy slide,” or “I don’t mean for you to read all of this,” then you should remove or remake that slide.  Limit the amount of text so the audience can focus on what you have to say.
  • Speak to your audience.  Pediatric Research Day will draw a very general audience.  So, unlike a specialty conference in your area it is best to not to use too many acronyms or specialty jargon.  To be sure that the audience can follow your project, explain the purpose of your project in the first couple of slides in a way that non-specialists can appreciate.  Tell us why your study is novel and why it is important.
  • Practice, Practice, Practice your talk beforehand with your mentor and colleagues.

PRD Pediatrics Poster Format


To have your poster printed, please submit a ticket here:

In the Subject field, enter Print Poster.  You can add any necessary information to the Additional Details field and attach your poster to the ticket at the bottom of the form.  

For questions regarding poster printing through OU IT Mission Support - College of Medicine, contact