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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies Frequently Asked Questions About Discovery Day

When and where will Discovery Day 2017 take place?

October 12, 2017, at the Philadelphia Convention Center.

Is there a limit to how many posters will be accepted?

No, every poster submitted will be accepted for presentation. Bear in mind that only the first author can present, and each first author can only present one poster.

I would like to present, but I have classes in the morning.

Classes at the College of Medicine will be cancelled on October 12 for Discovery Day.

Will I be able to come back to my abstract after registration has closed?

Yes, when you registered your email, we sent you a link, which you can use to modify your submission up to the deadline. It is important to save the link, as it cannot be reconstructed. If you lose access to your abstract submission, you will have to create a new one, and let us know so we remove the previous one.

Can I modify my abstract submission after it is submitted?

Yes, until the deadline. Use the link that was sent to you when you registered with your email.

Can I present two posters?

No, each first author can only present one poster and only first author presentations will be judged.

I have never presented or created a poster, but I would very much like to present my research. Is there a way to get some tips?

We have posted short training videos on the Discovery Day website, which will help with this.

Is there a poster template I can use?

Yes, we have made templates for the College of Medicine and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies available for download on the Discovery Day website.

Can I be first author on more than one poster?

Yes, but you can only present one, and the second author may present your second poster. In that case, the second poster will not be judged, as only first authors can enter the competition.

Can the second author present the poster?

Yes, the second author may present your poster. In that case the poster will not be judged, as only first authors can enter the competition.

I have clinical duties on that day, but would like to present. Could I request a specific judging time?

Residents and clinical fellows will be placed into 8:45 – 10:30 a.m. judging time slot. If you require a different time slot, please contact us as soon as possible at ss3946@drexel.edu.

What do I have to do to become part of the poster competition?

Click "Yes" in answer to the question "Would you like to participate in the poster competition?"

I would like my abstract to be considered for the platform presentations. How can I enter it into the selection?

Click "Yes" in answers to the question "Would you like to be considered to give an oral platform presentation?"

I might have changes to my abstract after the submission deadline. How will I be able to access it after the submission is closed?

After the abstract submission is closed, no further changes can be accommodated.

I have accidentally entered twice. What can I do to remove the incorrect entry from the list?

Please email ss3946@drexel.edu as soon as possible and let us know which one you would like to keep. We will remove the other from the entry pool.

What is the word limit for the abstract?

The limit is 250 words.

 
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