Instructions for Abstracts and Presentations OOA retreat

The OOA student retreat offers you THE opportunity to present your data and to exchange ideas. But be aware: it is a public meeting, so do not share patentable information in your presentation, discussions or other exchanges. This may include methods, protocols, processes, hypotheses, ideas, etc. that have not been published yet. Once  revealed to the public it can no longer be claimed as an exclusive right.

If you have doubts or questions concerning the confidentiality of your presentation or other queries on patentable ideas or results, contact your supervisor first. If you need additional information, you can contact:
NKI-AVL: Technology Transfer Office through TTO@nki.nl
VUmc and AMC Innovation Exchange Office: info@ixa.nl

Please use this template for your abstract.
The maximum size: A4 format, including pictures and graphics, using font Calibri size 14.
Please make use of the subject headings that are indicated on the template. 
Pictures/graphics
are allowed, but will be printed in black and white.
You can also add a picture of yourself in the abstract so people can recognize you. 

All abstracts and program of the retreat will be assembled in an abstract book which will be distributed approximately two weeks before start of the retreat.

When preparing your poster presentation for the PhD retreat keep in mind that the audience is diverse and consists of both fundamental and translational researchers as well as clinicians. This is a challenge, as your presentation will need to be understandable to all. It is also an opportunity for you as a presenter, as this allows you to interact and get feedback from outside your immediate field of interest from people with a different perspective. For clinicians, it is an opportunity to see the more fundamental developments that may in the future impact the clinical practice, while basic researchers get a view on open questions in the clinic that will fuel future fundamental research. Overall, the aim of your presentation should be to reach everyone, regardless of their background.
For such a mixed audience, it’s important to realize that many abbreviations and methods may not be familiar to many in the audience. To make your poster understandable for all, keep in mind the following questions:

– What are you studying?
Research question

– Why are you studying this?
Broader perspective

– How are you studying this?
Methods

– What have you found? 
Focus on keyfinding(s), less is more!

What does this mean?
Conclusions, future direction

FORMAT of the poster is A1 size (portrait = 594 × 841 mm). 

Your presentation should be limited to a maximum of 12 minutes. 

When preparing your presentation for the PhD retreat keep in mind that the audience is diverse and consists of both fundamental and translational researchers as well as clinicians. This is a challenge, as your presentation will need to be understandable to all. It is also an opportunity for you as a presenter, as this allows you to interact and get feedback from outside your immediate field of interest from people with a different perspective. For clinicians, it is an opportunity to see the more fundamental developments that may in the future impact the clinical practice, while basic researchers get a view on open questions in the clinic that will fuel future fundamental research. Overall, the aim of your presentation should be to reach everyone, regardless of their background.
For such a mixed audience, it’s important to realize that many abbreviations and methods may not be familiar to many in the audience. To make your poster understandable for all, keep in mind the following questions:

– What are you studying?
Research question
– Why are you studying this?
Broader perspective
– How are you studying this?
Methods
– What have you found? 
Focus on keyfinding(s), less is more!
What does this mean?
Conclusions, future direction 

Save your presentation on a memory stick!