Poster Presentations

2024 Poster Submissions

Please use the form at the bottom of the page to submit your abstract.

Students, residents and fellows in training are invited to submit abstracts of rural health projects/research for podium or poster presentation at the 2024 West Virginia Rural Health Conference to be held in-person at The Resort at Glade Springs in Daniels, WV November 13-15, 2024.

Faculty, health professionals and community members are invited to submit abstracts of rural health projects/research for poster presentation only.

Submitted projects/research should be applicable to the health of rural West Virginians. Abstracts will be accepted for projects in progress and completed projects as well as those that have been presented elsewhere. Abstracts should represent original research, case studies, or reviews that contribute to advancing medical knowledge and practice.

The review committee will use this rubric for evaluating abstracts. The abstract should have a maximum word count of 300 words. Abstracts may include one or two figures or tables to illustrate key points or findings. Figures and tables should be of high quality and clearly labeled. Each figure or table must be accompanied by a brief caption that explains its content and relevance to the abstract.

Authors accepted for a podium presentation will be expected to present in person at The Resort at Glade Springs in Daniels, WV, on Thursday, November 14th 4:00-4:45. Poster presentations will be held in person on Thursday, November 14th from 5:00-7:00. Scholarships are available. Presenters will be asked to follow the travel policy of their institution.

Abstracts chosen for presentation will be published in the Marshall Journal of Medicine.

Abstracts should be structured as follows:

  • Background: Provide a brief study background, clearly stating the research question or objective.
  • Methods: Describe the study design, setting, participants, and data collection and analysis methods.
  • Results: Present the study’s main findings, including relevant data and statistics.
  • Conclusions: Summarize the implications of the findings and their relevance to medical science and practice

Any submissions that do not follow the format above will not be reviewed.

Please use the form below to submit your abstract.

The deadline for submission is September 6, 2024, at 3:00pm EST.

All applicants will be notified by October 2nd, 2024.

Ethical Considerations

In addition to submitting your abstract, you are also asked to submit documentation addressing ethical considerations from your Institutional Review Board (IRB), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, or acknowledgement letter from your IRB that the project is non-human subjects’ research.

If this is a community project, you may submit a letter that briefly explains that the process or project does not include data about persons.

Applicants that do not address ethical considerations will not be considered.

If you have any questions, please contact Amber Vance at [email protected] or 304-691-1184.

Attending the Conference

If you are interested in attending conference sessions in addition to the poster presentations, you will need to register for the conference. Full in-person scholarships are available. Additionally, a mini scholarship for reimbursement of lodging on Thursday, November 14th is available to students who are chosen to present during the Poster Symposium. The deadline to apply for all scholarships is September 6th at 5pm EST. The poster selection committee will notify the conference scholarship selection committee of your abstract acceptance status. Please see the scholarship page for more information: Conference Scholarships – WVRHA.

For more information about research presentations at the conference, please contact the review committee co-chairs, Amber Vance, at [email protected] or Victoria Sanchez, at [email protected].

Clarifications to Poster Presentations and FAQ

  1. Only the first author needs to complete the speaker release form on behalf of all authors for a poster presentation.
  2. As a presenter, you will need to register for the single event of the poster session at a minimum. There is no charge as a presenter for this option only. If you wish to attend the full conference, or other sessions, these options are available on the registration page.
  3. If you are a student, resident, fellow, or community member, scholarships are available to attend the full conference free of charge. Select the “Request Scholarship for full conference” option on the conference registration page. The scholarship deadline is September 6th at 5:00 pm.

Poster Presentation Submission

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