Poster Competition

(Residents and Recent Graduates)

Guidelines and Format for Poster Presentation Competition

The Poster Competition is held every year at the AAMP annual meeting and is restricted to those conference delegates who are currently AAMP Student Members. If you are not an AAMP Student Member, you are encouraged to join before submitting an abstract for consideration.

First, second, and third place awards will be given.


  1. Compose an abstract of your presentation and submit on the AAMP conference website.
  2. Presentations may be either a Controlled Research Study or Clinical Case Report.
  3. You must be an AAMP Student Member and the primary author of your presentation.
  4. Posters must be set up one hour in advance of the competition and remain in place during the assigned time of the poster presentation session. The presenter is responsible to disassemble and remove the poster at the end of the session. The AAMP is not responsible for posters and materials left on display after presentation times.
  5. Presenters must be available to present to the judges at the assigned time, and then remain in place and present to the general assembly during the designated poster session time.
  6. Please review the Criteria used by the Judges on this web site.
  7. Mentors and co-authors may be present to assist in answering questions, but may not present in place of the author.
  8. Presenters who submit abstracts that are accepted for presentation and then fail to attend the session may not submit for the following year?s poster session without an acceptable explanation to the Chair of the Research Committee.
  9. Any presenter not complying with the guidelines outlined herein may be disqualified from the competition.


  1. Poster dimensions should NOT exceed 40 inches high x 30 inches wide. Poster foam boards, tape and tacks will be provided at the meeting site.
  2. It is the responsibility of the presenter to support their poster on a table, which is provided by the Hotel.
  3. The author is free to use their discretion in the use of photographs, tables, charts, figures, text, as well as models or casts, or other objects serving to illustrate or support their presentation.
  4. Projectors, or other audio-visual equipment CANNOT be used. No electrical outlets or capacity is provided.
  5. Clinical Case Reports should include a literature review, definition of problem to be solved and the criteria to justify the materials and procedures you are using.
  6. Controlled Research Studies should include a literature review, hypothesis, methods and materials, results and conclusions.
  7. Define all trace or product names first, the subsequently in generic terms. All compounds, materials, or drugs must be identified
  8. The oral presentation should be brief, concise and summarized in an organized fashion. Generally, the judges allow 10 minutes per presenter. You should be knowledgeable about your subject and be prepared to answer questions during your presentation.