Poster Presentations

2023 Poster Submissions

Students, residents and fellows in training are invited to submit abstracts of rural health projects/research for podium or poster presentation at the 2023 West Virginia Rural Health Conference to be held in-person at Oglebay Resort & Conference Center in Wheeling, WV and with the ability to access plenary sessions virtually November 15-17, 2023.

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. (250-300 words is advised but not required)

The review committee will use this rubric for evaluating abstracts.

Authors accepted for a podium presentation will be expected to present in person at the Oglebay Resort & Conference Center in Wheeling, WV. (Scholarships are Available)

Authors accepted for poster presentation will be provided a PowerPoint template to be completed and returned to the committee chair by a date specified in the acceptance email. Poster presentations will be done in person on Wednesday, November 15 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. Poster presenters will be asked to follow the travel policy of their institution. There is also an opportunity to present your poster via a PDF that will be available virtually. Please let us know on the form if you are interested in presenting virtually only.

All accepted abstracts are expected to be published in the Marshall Journal of Medicine, a peer-reviewed journal published by Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, in January 2024.

Please use the form below to submit your abstract.

The deadline for submission is September 29th, 2023 at 11:59pm.

All applicants will be notified by October 11th, 2023.

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 (to be available in-person and online), you will need to register for the conference. Scholarships are available.

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 22nd at 5:00 pm.

Poster Presentation Submission

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