Research Day 2020

Due to the rapidly-evolving COVID-19 situation, the UTDRO Research Day 2020 Planning Committee has made the difficult decision to cancel Research Day 2020, which had been scheduled for May 6, 2020, 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. EST.

Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused, and we thank you for your understanding!

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We are excited to showcase and celebrate some of the great research happening across UTDRO through the submitted abstracts, oral presentations, and posters for Research Day.  We encourage all of our trainees to submit their abstracts for an opportunity to present their work.  Faculty members please encourage your team to submit their work and distribute this communication as necessary — any trainee supervised by a UTDRO faculty member is eligible to participate.

Research Day will be held on May 6, 2020 from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Estates of Sunnybrook.

The deadline to submit abstracts is March 6, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. 
Submit your abstract here.

Oral Presentation Guidelines

  • Oral presentations will be 8 minutes + 2 minutes Q&A
  • Oral presentations should be done in Microsoft Powerpoint. They will be uploaded onto a laptop a few days prior.
  • All presentations should display the UTDRO logo

Poster Presentation Guidelines

  • Posters need not be expensive, but should be clear, legible from a 1 meter distance and fit onto a 6’x3’ poster board
  • A supply of Velcro dots will be available in the poster area for mounting your poster.
  • We will be holding a Rapid Fire Session for the posters. All poster presenters are required to participate in the Rapid Fire Session. Each presenter will have 1-minute to present 1-3 key take home messages about their project.
  • A single Powerpoint slide needs to be submitted for the Rapid Fire session and should include your name, the title of your presentation, and what your research project is about. The Powerpoint slide due date is TBD.
  • Posters need to be removed at the end of the day. Those left behind will be placed into recycling.
  • Please see additional guidelines here:PDF icon Poster Presentation Guidelines 2017.pdf (113.47 KB)