Abstract Competition and Poster Session

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Students, staff, and postdocs are encouraged to participate and submit an abstract for the poster sessions. *Note that you must be available to present your poster on the day of the event. Please see the schedule for poster session times. Session assignments will be based on MCC Research Program affiliations and switching sessions is not permitted.

Top Abstracts

In addition to participating in the poster session, the top 10 abstracts winners will be selected to attend lunch with the keynote speaker. The top abstracts not selected for travel awards will also have the opportunity to give a 3 minute flash talk before their poster session.

The TOP 3 OUTSTANDING ABSTRACTS will be selected to present a 15-minute talk at the symposium, and each will receive a $1,500 travel award!

Abstract Submissions Due: Monday, February 11th, 2019 by 11:59pm. 


Abstract Winners will be announced on March 4th

Poster Guidelines

A title page with presenter, mentor and research program listed, as well as a keywords page with authors and a link to the electronic abstract will be provided by the Masonic Cancer Center at your poster site. 


In addition to these two provided sheets, you may use up to FOUR pages (8½ x 11) to create your poster. We recommend using an easily readable font size and landscape orientation. Suggested information layout is to have a Hypothesis and Approach page, two data pages and a Conclusions/Next Steps page.

You will need to print your four pages and bring to the symposium. The title page and key words page will be provided at your poster site. Detailed information regarding your poster location, set up timing, etc. will be emailed to you in March.

*If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Fedie at efedie@umn.edu