Criteria for Abstracts

JPS 7th Annual Research Forum
Criteria for Abstracts;

The 2013 JPS Research Day and OHRP Community Research Forum is now open for abstract submissions. Abstracts may be submitted to the Poster session or Oral presentation sessions. Applicants may apply for one category. The evaluation criteria includes: (1) quality of research; (2) alignment with the Research Forum theme and (3) clarity and completeness of abstract. Selected abstracts will be presented during the designated session.

Guidelines for Poster and Oral Presentation Submissions

Moderated Poster Session 

Who should choose this forum? Researchers who are engaged in preliminary data analysis, or who are in proposal development should choose this option. Completed projects are also welcomed. Topics may include theoretical, substantive, or methodological contributions to public health research, patient safety, quality, performance improvement, health disparities; research methods, clinical practice guidelines, basic science, clinical trials, medical education, research education, research ethics, program development, survey tools, or dissemination of findings.

This is the best way to present your initial findings, to interact with other researchers, and to receive feedback on your work. Posters (and supplementary material, if applicable) will be presented during a dedicated session, where you and other poster presenters will have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with conference attendees about your work. You are invited to bring handouts, or other visual elements to make the most of your session time. This session will give you time to speak to specific elements of the project design and to answer questions from other conference attendees.


  1. Poster presentations will be given space for stand-alone viewing.
  2. Presenters are asked to be present during the “official viewing time”.
  3. Applicants will receive poster specifications with notification of selection for participation.
  4. Abstracts submitted to the Call for Posters may not be submitted to the Call for Oral Presentations.
  5. Abstracts not selected for oral presentation will automatically be considered for poster presentation.

Oral Presentation 

Who should choose this forum? Extended oral presentations are intended for fully-developed explorations of research projects. This is the best way to present findings from larger studies or studies of particular depth or interest to a multi-disciplinary audience including non-clinical researchers.


  1. Oral presentations require completed work and must include all relevant data.
  2. Research must be complete at time of the submission deadline.
  3. Oral presentations will be given in concurrent session and grouped according to predetermined themes.
  4. Each presenter will be allowed 20 minutes for presentation followed by 10 minutes for questions and discussion.
  5. The program chair reserves the right to convert oral submission to poster session.
  6. Each participant will be notified of any change to the poster category.
  7. Applicants will receive presentation specifications with notification of selection for participation.
Abstracts due by 8:00AM CST April 29, 2013 



Abstract Proposal for Poster or Oral Presentation Template 

  • Abstracts must be submitted in English 
  • Abstracts must not exceed 300 words (not including the template text). Please write abstract in paragraph format.
  • All information (including references) must be included in a single document 
Names and Credentials of Investigators  


  1. Context: What is the importance of this study? What type of environment/community was this research/project done? What sort of facility/unit/department? What groups were involved? What are the inclusion and exclusion criteria?
  2. Problem: What was the specific problem or system dysfunction that you set out to address? How was it affecting patient/client care? How does it affect education or training? What impact does it have on research or ethics?
  3. Assessment of problem: How did you quantify the problem? How did you assess the causes of the problem?
  4. Intervention/ Instrument: Describe the intervention used in sufficient detail so that others could reproduce it.
  5. Study design: If your study was formal research, then describe the study design (for example, observational, quasi-experimental, experimental) chosen for measuring the impact of the intervention the outcomes.
  6. Main and Secondary Outcome measures: Outcomes related to objective(s).
  7. Results. (Quantitative or qualitative results)
  8. Conclusions. (Those conclusions directly related to evidence)
  9. Implications for practice or further study.