Presentation Guidelines

Poster Dimensions

The maximum size for the posters is: 48” length x 36" height (4 feet length x 3 feet height).

No pins or tacks are allowed. Velcro tape will be freely provided to participants at their poster boards.

We are working on getting you a good poster printing discount deal, so stay tuned!

 

Oral and Poster Judging

MSRD would not be possible without the generous time from the Faculty to judge (1) abstract submissions, (2) oral presentation competition, and (3) poster presentation competition. Judges include UofT MD and/or PhD holders. 

If you are interested in judging, please email us (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 

The judges are most likely not going to be experts in your specific area of research. However, the judges have been selected based on their success as scientists in their respective fields and their broader knowledge of science. As with any presentation, the audience must be taken into account and the information delivered accordingly. 

 

Oral and Poster Judging Criteria

1. Organization

2. Clarity of presentation (Introduction, Objectives/Hypotheses, Methods, Results, Conclusions)

3. Discussion of impact of results

4. Visual appearance of Poster/Slides

5. Response to questions (knowledge of techniques, research area, and literature)

6. Presentation timing (see below)

 

Oral Time Frame

15 minutes have been allocated per presentation, as follows:

  • 10 minutes for presentation (do not exceed this time, but remember brevity is brilliance so keep it concise)
  • 4 minutes for questions
  • 1 minute for judges to evaluate your presentation on their judging forms and to transition to the next presentation

Judges MUST keep to the time allocated, so failing to leave sufficient time for questions, evaluation and/or transition will penalize you.

 

Poster Time Frame

8 minutes have been allocated per abstract, as follows:

  • 5 minutes for presentation (do not exceed this time, remember brevity is brilliance so keep it concise)
  • 2 minutes for questions
  • 1 minute for judges to evaluate your presentation on their judging forms and to transition to the next presentation

Judges MUST keep to the time allocated, so failing to leave sufficient time for questions, evaluation and/or transition will penalize you.