Poster Presentation Guidelines

POSTER REQUIREMENTS

Submision criteria:

• We accept posters on case reports ONLY;
• Poster abstract submission DEADLINE is the 16th of March 2018;
• The submitted cases will be reviewed by a jury and the best and most interesting cases will be selected to be presented as posters during the Congress.

 

• What your case may be about:

1. Unexpected or unusual presentations of a disease
2. An unexpected association between diseases or symptoms
3. An unexpected event in the course of observing or treating a patient
4. New associations or variations in disease processes
5. Unreported or unusual side effects or adverse interactions involving medications
6. Presentations, diagnoses and/or management of new and emerging diseases
7. Findings that shed new light on the possible pathogenesis of a disease or an adverse effect

 

• The poster should be structured as follows:

1. Introduction ( patient info: initials, age, sex; signs and symptoms; physical exam modifications )
2. Case presentation
3. Conclusion
4. Particularities
5. Key Words
6. References ( minimum 3 )


All posters and presentation must be in English.

Session Structure

Useful information:

  • Please be present at least 30 minutes prior to the start time;
  • The session will be chaired by 3 jurors;
  • The length of one poster presentation is of maximum 4 minutes followed by 3 minutes of discussions. Time limits will be strictly enforced. If the time limit is exceeded, there will be points deducted by the jury, as a penalty.

Poster layout

As a poster, your paper will be available for audience’s observation not only when you sustain your presentation. Keep in mind that your poster should be able to stand alone and clearly reveal to the reader the main ideas of your research.

Take into consideration:

  • Use the Portrait orientation for your poster rather than Landscape;
  • The required dimensions are 90cm width and 120cm height (A0);
  • The title should be large enough to be seen from approximately 3m. Use a simple font and an appropriate size for the text (28-30 for normal text and bigger for subtitles);
  • Use subheadings for your paragraphs and number or indicate through arrows their order to assure that the reader can easily go through it logically;
  • Use illustrative objects (images, figures, graphs, charts, tables) to create a better understanding of the text;
  • Objects should have a title or brief explanation and legend;
  • Create a suitable contrast between the font and the background color;
  • Do not try to add too much information to your poster as it may reduce the distinctness of your presentation;
  • Only include information on your poster that will be illustrated during your presentation.

Scientific content

  • To assure an effective reading of your poster try not to use exhaustive details that would interfere with its clear appearance. Use means of highlighting the ideas that are most important to be remembered by the audience;
  • Divide your information by the following structure:

                                       1. Introduction
                                       2. Case presentation
                                       3. Conclusion
                                       4. Particularities
                                       5. Key Words 
  • Give clear and concise information on the methods applied and interpretation of data;
  • Describe the originality and significance to the field of interest of your scientific approach.

Presenting skills

The speech and the attitude are very important in raising the audience’s interest towards your presentation. You may find useful:

  • Do not try to deliver more information by speaking faster;
  • Avoid repetitions and too complicated terms;


 

POSTER PRESENTATION - EVALUATION CRITERIA

 

 

 

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CRITERIA

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COMMENT

INTRODUCTION

 Title reflects the content of the poster and presentation

 

 

 Well described background

 

 

PATIENT

 Introduction matches with the case presented

 

 

 Suitable clinical/paraclinical investigations for the pathology

 

 

 Relevant data is clearly and concisely presented

 

 

 Enough data is presented to support conclusions

 

 

CONCLUSION

 Stated clearly and concisely

 

 

 Conclusions consistent with the case

 

 

PRESENTATION

 The presentation is conducted in a clear, logical and concise manner

 

 

 Ability to respond appropriately to questions

 

 

 The student was actively involved in monitoring and

Following the case

 

 

 Proofed (no grammatical or spelling errors)

 

 

 Effective use of time

 

 

 Makes eye contact with audience

 

 

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 Example abstract:


MULTILAYER FLOW MODULATOR- A GREAT OUTCOME IN THE TREATMENT OF THORACOABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSM- CASE REPORT

 

AUTHORS: CRISTINA MARIA GOIA

COORDINATOR: PROFESSOR VICTOR COSTACHE MD, PhD,  EMANUELA CIOBANU MD

 

INTRODUCTION: The aortic aneurysm is a pathological dilatation of the aortic wall in most of the cases due to a degenerative disease, but other factors can cause further weakening of the aortic wall.The MFM (Multilayer Flow Modulator ) represents a new auto-expandable generation of three-dimensional stents using cobalt alloy. It is formed by several inter-connected layers giving a porosity which will laminate the blood flow in the aneurismal sac and toward the branches and collaterals. It decreases shear stress in the aneurysm allowing physiological thrombus to form. The MFM gets endothelialized permitting the reduction process to start.

CASE PRESENTATION: A 68 years old patient was diagnosed with double thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysm and in the 9th of february 2015 he presented at Polisano European Hospital for treatment. He has multiple comorbidities: essential high blood pressure, second type diabetes, systemic atherosclerosis and hypercholesterolemia. One day after the admission, a right femoral approach was tempt, without succes due to extended iliac calcifications which blocked the acces with the MFM’s delivery system. In the 16th of february, a left femoral acces is made and under the angiographic visualisation, 2 MFM stents are placed on the aneurysms, the first one in the abdominal aorta and the second in the toracic aorta.

CONCLUSION: The post-operation evolution is favorable, the CT scan reveals the distal thoracic aorta and the abdominal aorta patent, with regular laminate blood flow toward the branches and collaterals.

PARTICULARITIES: We report here a case of a thoraco abdominal aneurysm succesfully treated by MFM in the Polisano European Hospital. This university hospital has the largest series in the country in the endovascular treatment of abdominal and thoracoabdominal aneurysms.

KEYWORDS: Multilayer Flow Modulator, thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm, endovascular