Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum

Call for Posters

The 2021 Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum will feature  nationally recognized Vanderbilt researchers presenting their translational science, as well as special guest speaker Dr. Frank Harrell. A poster session will provide students and investigators in health research at Vanderbilt (VU and VUMC) and Meharry Medical College the opportunity to present their work and gain valuable feedback from colleagues and other forum attendees.


  • Any Vanderbilt or Meharry student or investigator
  • Must be registered for the 2021 Translational Research Forum (RSVP available in mid-August)
  • Must be able to hang poster in the Marriott at 2555 West End on Thursday November 4, between 7:00 and 8:00 AM.
  • Must be available to present the poster in person on Thursday, November 4, at times TBA.


  • First place: Paid meeting registration, hotel, and airfare costs to attend the Association for Clinical and Translational Science’s annual meeting, Translational Science 2022, in Chicago, IL, April 20-22, 2022
  • Second and third place: Paid meeting registration costs to attend the Association for Clinical andTranslational Science’s annual meeting, Translational Science 2022, in Chicago, IL, April 20-22, 2022
  • A review committee will select the prize recipients based on the following criteria:
    • Background/significance: research question or hypothesis
    • Methods: design, setting, sample, analysis
    • Results: summary of significant findings
    • Conclusion: description of impact, application of results

Submission Guidelines:

  • The abstract should be no longer than one page.
  • It should be uploaded in the submission form as a Word document saved under the file name: Last Name_Poster_Abstract (ex: Smith_Poster_Abstract.doc).
  • The abstract submission form must be completed no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 1, 2021.
  • Accepted poster presenters will be notified by October 20, 2021.
  • Judges will be chosen from the Vanderbilt faculty based on the research areas and methods used in submitted abstracts.

Poster Printing:

  • Those accepted should submit their poster designs to the BRET Office Poster Printing Service no later than Friday, October 29.
  • The Office of Clinical & Translational Scientist Development, Master of Public Health, and Master of Science in Clinical Investigation will pay for poster printing done through the BRET Office Poster Printing Service; presenters who choose to use a different printing service are responsible for paying their printing fees.
  • Poster size should be 36” x 48”, oriented horizontally. (Exceptions may be made for pre-existing posters of other sizes.)

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