Call for Posters is NOW OPEN
Help create a virtual room filled with amazing Research Posters and Words of Wisdom that will come alive during this year’s conference!
Our IM4US community has been suffering, both in the wellbeing of people we serve and in supporting ourselves as providers of care. The combined impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the rise in deadly police brutality has been traumatic on many levels. WE NEED EACH OTHER MORE NOW THAN EVER!
The IM4US conference this year is essential to helping us feel connected, included and heard during these unprecedented times. We envision this event as an oasis in the desert providing support and compassion for our members, our community, and the communities we come from and serve. We want to hear your voices!
DETAILS, INSTRUCTIONS, and SUBMISSION LINKS
THERE ARE 2 CATEGORIES OF SUBMISSIONS!
Traditional Poster session: for research and works in progress (requires 2 minute video presentation)
Words of Wisdom: for practical tips, and helpful ideas in these extraordinarily challenging times (can be a short video clip, still photo, music clip, etc.)
Poster Chairs: Paula Gardiner MD; Maria Chao, DrPH MPA
Words of Wisdom Chair: Jeffrey Geller, MD
The Traditional Poster Sessions will be juried this year in two broad categories: Research Projects, and Innovations in Practice
- Research Projects are presentations that either review and present data on a topic or are original research in nature
- Innovations in practice are presentations that highlight new clinical ideas that are in any stage of trial which can be applied to clinical practice
The Words of Wisdom Sessions will be juried based on practical merit, compassion, hope, life experience, self-care, beauty, leadership, and meaningful words. Words of Wisdom can be a video, a still photo, or any form of media- we welcome CREATIVITY!
Words of Wisdom will highlight presentations that focus on clinical and non-clinical aspects of health taking place within a community or on a political level. This year we have a specific interest in ideas that can help people and caregivers who have been struggling due to the pandemic or structural racism. Topics might include:
- Teach stress reduction
- How to make a quick mask
- Ideas to reduce loneliness
- A 20 second song, a nature walk
- Virtual tips and time savers
- Approaches to trauma
- A hopeful story
- A work of art
We welcome submissions at all levels of ability!
Submission Guidelines: Words of Wisdom
All Words of Wisdom presentations must be submitted using the conference submission site by July 21st, 2020. Space is limited, and while we will make every effort to accommodate all interested groups, we advise you to submit your presentation well before the deadline.
Please submit a STILL PHOTO of your “wisdom” offering OR a short VIDEO CLIP (2-minute maximum) using a video camera or high quality phone camera. Be sure to include a photo or pdf that will serve as your cover image, and a summary (200 words max) that will be included in the electronic conference program and posted on the conference website.
Submissions will be reviewed by the selection committee and notification of acceptance will be provided no later than July 30th.
Submission Guidelines: Traditional Research Posters
All poster abstracts must be submitted using the conference submission site by the abstract deadline: July 21st, 2020. Space for research posters is limited, and while we will make every effort to accommodate all interested groups, we advise you to submit your poster well before the deadline.
The research poster submission is comprised of three parts.
- The research abstract (200 words).
- A PDF of the poster.
- A two minute video.
The research poster will be judged only on the research abstract. Submitters may decide to put placeholders for the PDF and the video. If your submission is accepted you are required to resubmit the PDF and video for final presentation. These will then be placed in a poster session “room”. When a visitor enters the room they will be able to send an email or leave a message for the presenter. There will be two poster submissions which are selected as the winner of the poster session. These two submissions will be asked to do a live presentation.
Research Abstracts should include the following 4 headings:
Introduction or Background (a brief explanation about why your work is important or what goals were in mind in context of your community), Methods or Intervention ( a brief explanation of what was evaluated or the intervention being tried), Results or Report ( a brief explanation of what happened with the research, innovation in practice, or community connection), Discussion ( a brief interpretation of what your work means or what is the next step with your work.
There is a maximum of one poster per presenting author but several authors may participate in a presentation. The presenting author of a poster must be registered for the conference and be available at the poster session to which their poster is assigned. Any poster presenter may submit to various other conference presentations in addition to submitting a poster for review.
Submitted posters will be reviewed by the poster selection committee and notification of acceptance will be provided to the corresponding author no later than July 30th.
Poster Display Size: please consider the size of a computer screen as that is how most of these will be displayed.
Oral Poster Selection
A select number of accepted posters will receive an opportunity to complete a short oral presentation (approximately 10 minutes) during the conference parallel tracks.