Day-Of Presenter Information

From the submitted abstracts, day-of presenters will be assigned as a plenary presenter or poster presenter, based on a judge scoring process. Please note that all presenters (plenary and poster) must present in-person this year at the Pitt University Club.

New This Year: Due to all presentations being back in-person, and limited space at the UClub, the number of abstracts that are assigned a poster presentation will be limited. Depending on the number of submissions, and final judging scores, everyone who submits an abstract may not receive a presentation assignment for Research Day.

Plenary Presenters

On the day of the event, you will have ten (10) minutes to present and five (5) minutes for a Q&A session with attendees. Plenary presenters are required to be in-person and available during the session to which they are assigned. You should have no more than 1 PowerPoint slide per minute (i.e. 10 slides for a 10 minute presentation) and animations should only be used if necessary. If you choose to use them, Pitt and UPMC PowerPoint templates have been provided below for your convenience. Based on your assignment as a plenary presenter, you will not need to prepare a poster.

Final PPT presentations are due from plenary presenters on April 3, 2023 – submit to: domresearchday@upmc.edu.

Poster Presenters

Each poster presenter will be required to prepare a physical poster that they will present to judges and attendees during the event. All physical posters will be scored by 3 judges, and poster presenters are required to be in-person, and available, during the 1 1/2-hour session to which they are assigned.

The DOM Chair’s Office will manage the printing of posters this year, free of charge to you and your division. If you choose to use them, Pitt and UPMC poster templates have been provided below for your convenience; utilization of these templates is not required but is highly encouraged as they have been formatted for optimal printing. The page layout dimensions are 18″ H x 31″ W. Final display posters will be printed at 200% (36″ H x 62″ W) so high-resolution figures/graphs are optimal. You are encouraged to ask your mentor to provide a final review of your poster, prior to submitting, as no printer’s proof will be provided.

Existing posters from a previous national meeting will be accepted pending size determination. Please email domresearchday@upmc.edu with the existing poster dimensions to confirm that it is acceptable.

Final PDF files are due from poster presenters on April 3, 2023 – submit to: domresearchday@upmc.edu.