Making the Connection 2019 Poster Session

WHO

Students, faculty, environmental activists, and educators are strongly encouraged to submit abstracts of their projects, regardless of completion status. In fact, we especially encourage students to submit abstracts for projects that are in planning stages or in active implementation, as the exhibition will be an excellent opportunity to receive feedback and new ideas, which can be incorporated into the ongoing evaluation and execution of your project.

What

This poster session and project exhibition is an opportunity to “show and share” your work on a wide range of environmental health issues in diverse contexts, from basic and transitional science research, to community projects, and advocacy work.

We intend that this poster session will present both completed projects and projects at any stage of the design and implementation process that involves issues at the intersection of the environment and health.

WHERE

The poster session will be at the Wisconsin Environmental Health Network (WHEN)’s annual conference, Making the Connection 2019: Environmental Health in Wisconsin, at the Health Sciences Learning Center, UW - Madison campus, 750 Highland Ave, Madison, WI.

WHEN

The presenters of the posters should be available for discussion during the poster viewing sessions during registration and breaks on Friday afternoon, 3/1/19, noon to 5pm.


Awards

Accepted projects for the exhibition will be reviewed and judged by a panel of judges prior to the project exhibition. Cash prizes (high school category $50, NGO/community activist $100, and faculty/graduate $150) will be awarded for the top three completed project posters.  

Eligibility

Non-government organizations (NGOs), community activists, students and post-docs and faculty conducting environmental health-relevant activities and/or research are encouraged to submit abstracts.

Poster presentations must fall in one of the following categories:

•    Recent scientific data pertinent to environmental health

•    Transdisciplinary research approaches/findings

•    Community outreach/engagement and/or advocacy strategies/programs

•    Interpreting/communicating research findings to the public

•    Translating/applying research findings to treatment, prevention and/or policy

In order to be eligible, you must be registered for the WHEN Making the Connection 2019: Environmental Health in Wisconsin by February 1, 2019.

For projects that are complete, you must be able to include data and results, and conclusions. As it is the case that negative findings are under-reported in research, we encourage you to submit abstracts for projects, which have yielded negative findings.

For projects that are in process (not complete), you must be able to present a coherent and compelling vision, strategic priorities, and intended outcomes. We invite you to submit abstracts for projects in various development stages that would benefit from feedback from professional colleagues and peers.

Submitting Your Project Abstract

Abstracts should be no longer than 350 – 400 words and follow a standard format:

1. Background/Vision

2. Methods/Process/Action

3. Results/Impact

4. Conclusions/Connections/Meanings

Ethical considerations for subjects should be mentioned, if applicable.

Submit abstracts via email to wehnmail@gmail.com by Friday February 1, 2019.

The Selection Process

Abstracts will be reviewed for acceptance to the project exhibition on the following criteria:

•   Vision, innovation, creativity

•   Coherency of objectives and action/plan/process

•   Impact, meaning, value

•   Clarity and organization of abstract

The submitting author(s) of the abstract will be contacted no later than February 8, 2019.

Abstract and Poster Judging

Those with accepted abstracts will be asked to submit a pdf of their poster via email to WEHNmail@gmail.com by 22 February 2019.

Accepted projects for the exhibition will be reviewed and judged by a panel of judges prior to the project exhibition. Cash prizes (high school category $50, NGO/community activist $100, and faculty/graduate $150) will be awarded for the top three completed project posters.  

 

Publication

The accepted abstracts will be published on the WEHN website if the author(s) consent.

 

Questions

If you have questions about the abstract submission or the poster session, please WEHN at WEHNmail@gmail.com.