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Use this application to submit your abstracts for consideration to be presented at one of the poster presentation sessions during Research, Education and Innovation Week.
To begin, either create a new account or log in to an existing account.


A: Every year, the institution hosts a week-long celebration of the research and education programs that take place here at Children’s National. It includes multiple days of poster sessions wherein scientists, physicians, nurses, and staff display the projects they are working on in a scientific poster format. The week also includes lectures, workshops, and networking opportunities and concludes in an award ceremony and reception.

Abstract Submission (December 1, 2017- January 15, 2018)

A: After logging into the abstract submission application and selecting the option to add an abstract, the following sections are displayed:
  • In Section A applicants need to provide the category, division, theme of their abstract and any project support. For the abstract, an abstract title is required as well as the body of the abstract (background, objective, design/methods, and results/discussion) which has a size limit of 300 words.
  • In Section B applicants need to provide each author’s credentials and contact information (if available).
  • In Section C applicants need to provide the name, email, and contact number of the main contact who will receive all logistical information and details regarding poster presentations, scoring, etc.
A: Our team cannot accept any abstracts or abstract changes after January 15, 2018. The process for our team to review, organize, and publish the abstracts takes several weeks and each change after the application closes requires a manual change in all of the Research, Education and Innovation Week materials. For this reason, we cannot make any exceptions.
A: Our team will only accept changes before January 15, 2018. If you would like to make a change before then, please contact
A: We hope to send out communication by the end of January or early February.

Poster Presentations (Monday, April 16 - Wednesday April 18, 2017)

A: The standard poster size for the event is 4ft x 4ft. Each poster board will be pre-set up to display two posters. If you are displaying your poster at another event with different sizing requirements, it is essential that you notify our team ( by Thursday, March 1, 2018. For more information on poster requirements, click here.
A: On the assigned poster presentation date, all first authors are asked to stand by their posters from 1:00pm-3:00pm to discuss their projects and answer questions.
A: Unfortunately, we cannot adjust your poster presentation date/time. Instead, we ask that you arrange for another author or representative to stand by the poster during the assigned time/date.
A: Posters that are not hung up on the day that they are assigned will not be judged. If you are unable to hang up your poster by 10:00am, please ask someone else to do it for you.
A: Please contact our team at Our team will try our best to arrange for your posters to be placed next to each other.
A: Judges have been selected based on their subject matter expertise for each theme. Click here to view the criteria that is used by the judges.
A: The award winners will be announced during the Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 19 at 2:00pm in the auditorium on the second floor of the main hospital.
A: You will not be notified that you are a winner before the ceremony, but an email will be sent out on Wednesday evening about all of the posters that scored highest in their category. We ask that these individuals hang their posters in the Main Atrium again on Thursday. The winners will be announced for the first time at the Awards Ceremony.
A: All first place winners will receive a certificate and a monetary award.

Research, Education and Innovation Week Events

A: We have an incredible line-up of speakers for Research, Education and Innovation Week 2018! All keynote lectures will be held in the auditorium of the 2nd floor in the main hospital. Please click here for dates, times, and bios for each speaker. To view a detailed schedule of events, click here.
A: All keynote lectures will be available on WebEx. All WebEx information will be provided on this application once it becomes available.
If your question wasn’t answered in the list above, please email our team at