Faculty Development Event

“A Practical Guide to Preparing Posters for Conference Presentations”

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 • 3:00 p.m.

101 White Hall, Gandhi Auditorium

The Faculty Development Event will begin at 3:00 p.m. with a workshop in 101 White Hall by invited guest, Karen Szauter, M.D., University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). She will present, “A Practical Guide to Preparing Posters for Conference Presentations.”

Workshop: 3:00 p.m.
Hors d’oeuvres & Presentation of Annual Faculty Awards: 5:30 p.m.


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Karen Szauter, M.D.Dr. Szauter received her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and completed residency training in internal medicine at Baltimore City Hospital. After completing fellowship training in gastroenterology (Metro Health Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio) and nutrition (St. Vincent Charity Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio) she joined the UTMB faculty in 1990. She serves as co-director for the Internal Medicine Year–3 clerkship.

The focus of her research has been in the area of medical education, specifically in assessment and in human simulation. She has a joint appointment in the Office of Educational Development and serves as the medical director for UTMB's Standardized Patient Program.

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.:  Workshop

This workshop will focus on the development of high quality posters for display at professional meetings.

The commonly used format of the poster presentation allows professional work to be shared, provides avenues for feedback on early work, and provides opportunities for networking with colleagues. Once a peer reviewed proposal has been invited for poster presentation, the authors face the challenging task of condensing and displaying ideas in a legible and visually appealing display.

The two critical features of posters, content and visual display, will be discussed through an interactive presentation.

A review of the available literature on poster development will be discussed, with practical tips provided throughout.

Attendees will then participate in the critical analysis of posters, recognizing common errors displayed on posters provided from the presenters' files, and through identification of examples of excellence in posters on display at the workshop. Attendees will also have an opportunity to modify a sample poster to enhance the formatting and visual power of the presentation. This workshop is appropriate for an audience of all levels — participants who want to refine skills for their own poster development, or those who mentor learners or junior colleagues in poster preparation.

5:30 p.m.:  Hors d’oeuvres & Presentation of Annual Faculty Awards

Faculty Awards provide a unique opportunity for us to celebrate those who exhibit a strong commitment to teaching while serving as a role model to students, residents and colleagues.  The annual Faculty Awards highlight the importance of teaching and mentoring within the medical school as well as recognizing those who have excelled in this responsibility.


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Boonshoft School of Medicine
Gandhi Auditorium
101 White Hall
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Dayton, Ohio

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