This competition is a value-added feature of the prominent focus on student posters at our conference. All student posters are welcomed as a vital contribution to the scientific program and all accepted submissions are highlighted throughout the program in featured student poster sessions.
- Applied clinical science
- Health services and systems research
- Social, cultural, environmental and population health
Graduate Students should present research projects based on work undertaken at the graduate level and not at the undergraduate level.
It is important to note that the poster stand on its own merit and not require additional verbal explanation. Posters will be judged with students in attendance (mandatory) by three judges at appointed times during CAG2014. Judges will base their assessment on the following criteria (criteria 1 to 4 being equally weighted):
- Quality of the Research (clarity of theoretical perspectives, method, sample, findings, discussion, limitations)
- Merit of the Research (validity of conclusions, relevancy to field of aging, potential for application)
- Quality of Abstract and Content (coherence, logical flow, grammar, spelling, concise abstract)
- Demonstrated Understanding of the Student (recognition of limits of the study, familiar with research context)
- Special Merit marks will be awarded for innovative, novel research projects.
To be considered for the competition, you must submit an abstract to the general CAG2014 Call for Abstracts, noting the presentation format for posters, by April 30, 2014. Late submissions will not be considered. For further instructions, please refer to the official CAG2014 Call for Abstracts.