Short-Form Oral Presentations with Posters

These highly interactive sessions allow authors to present and receive feedback on their research in small groups with a poster display of their work. Conference attendees are free to move about to view and discuss the research with presenters. We typically have 25-30 presenters per session.

Short Form Oral with Poster Schedule:

Posters will be set up in the Foyer

Set Up/Removal:

All posters must be set up no less than 20 minutes prior to the scheduled presentation time.

Setup for Poster Session 1 on 8 January begins at 16:00.
Posters in Poster Session 1 must be removed no later than 9 January at 11:00.

Setup for Poster Session 2 on 9 January begins at 11:30.
Posters in Poster Session 2 must be removed no later than 9 January at 17:00.

Guidelines for Poster Presenters:

• The bulletin board will be portrait, 167 cm (height) by 114.5 cm (width). View poster presentation dimensions.
• Abstract title, author(s), and institution must be placed at the top of your poster board in large lettering.
• We recommend that you post a large-type copy of your abstract in the upper left corner of your board.
• Use large type size that can be easily read at a distance of 6-8 feet.
• Be sure graphs and charts can be easily read at a distance of 6-8 feet.
• Posters may be printed / displayed as a single large piece of paper OR presenters may choose to post smaller pieces of paper similar to a PowerPoint Presentation print out of each slide.


At a scheduled time, you will make a 5 minute presentation to a group of attendees led by a senior SMDM member, followed by a period of time for questions. Consult the schedule for details.

This arrangement will ensure that every presenter will have the opportunity focused presentation, discussion, and feedback from a senior SMDM member.


Attendees have the option of viewing abstracts as part of a group (accompanied by short oral presentations) or on their own. The groups will be led by a senior SMDM member and will spend about 5 minutes with each presenter. Attendees may join or leave a group any time during the session. Attendees viewing abstracts on their own are free to approach the presenters and discuss and ask questions throughout the session. However, when the group arrives, please wait until the short oral presentation is completed.

View the short-form oral with poster presentation schedule.


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