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  • Poster Presentation Program

    Do you want to learn more about empirical research on research ethics and innovative programs being developed at other institutions? Are you eager to learn about the latest research on topics relevant to the successful work of HRPPs/IRBs? If so, please consider viewing and learning about the posters accepted for the 2016 AER Conference Poster Presentation Program.

    Overview

    The development and presentation of scientific and programmatic posters promotes interdisciplinary sharing and collaboration, and facilitates the exchange of ideas, information, and practical strategies for managing the many challenges faced by those working on or with HRPPs/IRBs. This year, more than 60 posters will be displayed, nine of which will be included in our Innovations in… panel series. Information on the posters will be shared with conference attendees before the meeting.

    Posters presented during AER16 fit into one of two categories:

    1. Programmatic: posters that describe novel approaches to the management, function, and operations of HRPPs and IRBs or provide analysis of topics related to such programmatic endeavors
    2. Scientific: posters that address empirical studies or conceptual analysis of challenging issues related to the conduct or oversight of research involving human subjects

    Onsite Presentations

    Throughout AER16, posters will be on display in the Exhibit Hall located on level one of the Anaheim Convention Center.The onsite display of posters provides attendees with an opportunity to casually explore the latest research related to HRPPs/IRBs, and to discuss innovative new practices directly with the poster authors themselves.In addition, nine exemplary posters will be showcased in our Innovations in… panel series.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    The Call for Poster Abstracts has closed. Submitting authors were informed of proposal status June 30.

    What is a poster?
    Do I need to be a PRIM&R member to submit a poster abstract?
    How do I submit a poster abstract?
    May I enter more than one poster abstract?
    May I submit an abstract based on previously published materials?
    Is there a word limit on poster abstract submissions?

    What are the criteria for submitting a poster abstract?
    Who reviews and selects the abstracts?
    Are there opportunities to present the poster in an oral presentation?
    Where can I view abstracts of posters presented at previous conferences?
    When will I know if my abstract has been accepted?
    Are all abstract authors required to register for the conference?
    What are the most frequent reasons for abstracts not being accepted?

    Q: What is a poster?
    A:
    A poster is a visual presentation that combines text and graphics that illustrates the processes and results of your project or explores and analyzes a concept related to research involving human subjects. A poster should clearly articulate the question or problem you are addressing, a description of how you addressed the question or problem, and an explanation of how the work contributes to the field of advancing ethical research. Whenever possible, posters should incorporate illustrative elements such as tables, graphs, or photographs.

    Q: Do I need to be a PRIM&R member to submit a poster abstract?
    A: No. However, if you are interested in becoming a member, please review the range of benefits that come with membership and contact Elise Davis,membership coordinator, to get started.

    Q: How do I submit a poster abstract?
    A:
    The Call for Poster Abstracts has closed.Submitting authors were informed of proposal status June 30.

    Q: May I enter more than one poster abstract?
    A: Yes. You will need to submit a form for each abstract as it will be reviewed independently.

    Q: May I submit an abstract based on previously published materials?
    A: Yes, it is permissible to submit an abstract, and present a poster, drawn from previously published materials (except for posters already accepted and displayed at an AER Conference).

    Q: Is there a word limit on poster abstract submissions?
    A: Yes. The electronic submission form allows abstract authors to include 400 words for the body of their abstract. The abstract title, authors, keywords, and funding information (if applicable) are not included in this word count.

    Q:What are the criteria for submitting a poster abstract?

    A: All abstracts must follow the submission guidelines:

    • The abstract must describe your project in sufficient detail to allow reviewers and readers to understand what you did, the methods you used, and what you learned. Poster abstracts should represent a completed work. Abstracts that intend to draw from forthcoming studies and/or results will not be considered.
    • Wherever possible, outcome data on programs/initiatives must be included. If data is listed as “pending” or “forthcoming” in the abstract or will not be available by the submission deadline, the submission will not be considered.
    • The abstract should be prepared for blind review, i.e., all identifying information should be removed from the body of the abstract (names of location, people (where applicable), institution, etc.). Author names and institutional affiliations should only appear in the author section of the electronic submission form.
    • The abstract should include the names, degrees, and institutions for all authors on the abstract.

    Programmatic abstracts must include:

    • A statement of the problem or issue the program or research is intended to address
    • A thorough description of the program, including what you learned from the program and how it was evaluated
    • Suggestions for future program usage at your home institutions and suggestions for implementation at other sites

    Scientific abstracts must include:

    • A statement on the background conditions that spurred your research, argument, or theoretical analysis
    • A clear research question and/or argumentative thesis
    • A concise explanation of research methods used (e.g., sample size justification and analytic methods); results of the study (data) or evidence for the argument being made
    • Conclusions drawn from empirical data or the analysis provided
    • Limitations of the study or argument and directions for future study

    Q: Who reviews and selects the abstracts?
    A: The Poster Abstract Sub-Committee, composed of volunteers from among the PRIM&R membership, will review all abstracts and select those that will be presented at the conference.

    Q: Are there opportunities to present the poster in an oral presentation?
    A: The Poster Abstract Sub-Committee will select authors with outstanding submissions to present their work orally during a special panel series.

    Q: Where can I view abstracts of posters presented at previous conferences?
    A: You can view abstracts submitted to prior conferences on PRIM&R’s Knowledge Center.

    Q: When will I know if my abstract has been accepted?
    A: Notifications will be emailed to the designated contact person for the abstract by Thursday, June 30, 2016.

    Q: Are all abstract authors required to register for the conference?
    A: Only one author (or designated representative) is required to register for the conference in order to display the poster. Presenting authors (or designated representatives) are required to register for the conference in order to display the poster and, if applicable, participate in oral presentations.

    Q: What are the most frequent reasons for abstracts not being accepted?

    A: The most frequent reasons for abstracts not being accepted include: the abstract not meeting the definition of a programmatic or scientific abstract, a project not being complete, data not submitted, the project or program is not novel, and/or a submission form is incomplete.

     

    Important Dates

     

    • Thursday, November 12, 2015: Abstract submission form opened.
    • Friday, April 22, 2016: Abstract submission deadline; all abstracts needed to be received by 11:59 PM ET.
    • Thursday, June 30, 2016: Decisions sent via email to submitting authors.
    • November 14-16, 2016: The 2016 AER Conference will be held in Anaheim, CA.