16th Annual Women's Health Research Day

16th Annual Women's Health Research Day

Tuesday, April 14| 1:00-4:30 pm

Hermes A. Kontos Medical Sciences Building


Abstract information is limited to 2500 total characters  (approximately 350 words)

Please review abstract submission guidelines at the bottom of this form

Last Name: 
First Name:

School / Organization:

Telephone: - -
Fax: - -

Is submitter/contact person the first author?    YES      NO

AUTHORSHIP LIST (their titles, departments, organization, affiliation):

Please list all authors and their affiliations in the order of their appearance on the poster. This will determine the order of authorship in the published abstracts

Please use semicolons to separate authors, with commas elsewhere; i.e., use the following format: first name, last name, department, organization/institution; first name last name, department, organization/institution; etc..

Poster Title:
Are you eligible for the poster award competition? (To be eligible, you must be a graduate student, medical student, resident, postdoctoral fellow, research associate, or junior faculty member [instructor or assistant professor]).

Yes     No
If you are eligible for the poster award competition, would you like to be considered?

Yes     No

Select Research Category

Basic Science
Clinical & Translational Research
Community & Public Health Research
Have you presented a poster at Women's Health Research Day in the past?

Yes     No

Additional Information/Comments:



Abstract Submission Guidelines

Abstract submissions are welcome from junior and senior investigators in all areas focused on women’s health or sex/gender differences. Authors with original research, including basic science, clinical, translational, epidemiology, health behavior, prevention, community health or health services research are encouraged to apply. Interdisciplinary research projects that demonstrate broad collaboration across disciplines are highly encouraged. Abstracts will be reviewed for research originality, scientific rigor, and women’s health relevance. Recently presented research is acceptable.

Who can submit?

Any member of the VCU community or community partners working with VCU faculty/students with original research on women’s health or sex/gender differences.


Recognition will be given for best posters by junior investigators in three categories: basic science, clinical and translational research and community and public health research; one of these three will be selected as the best poster by a junior investigator and will win the Elizabeth Fries Young Investigator Award. Eligible investigators include graduate students, medical students, residents, postdoctoral fellows, research associates, and junior faculty (instructors and assistant professors) who played a major role in the project design, conduct and analysis.

A "Building Interdisciplinary Bridges in Women’s Health Research Award" will be given to the poster that best demonstrates interdisciplinary collaboration in women’s health. This award is open to investigators at all levels.   

Awards include a monetary travel stipend to support the recipient’s professional development in advancing their women’s health research career. Each award provides $1,000 towards reimbursement for registration and/or travel to a professional conference, to present the recipient’s current women’s health research. Award recipients must be employed at VCU or a VCU student at the time in which the award is redeemed.

Posters will be judged on the following criteria:

    • Topic relevance (women’s health or sex/gender differences)
    • Appropriateness of research design and methods
    • Relevance of study results
    • Innovation and creativity
    • Clarity and format of poster 
    • Evidence of interdisciplinary collaboration
    • Authors from several departments or schools

Other guidelines:

  • Abstract information is limited to 2500 total characters (approximately 350 words). Author information does not count toward the total characters. We strongly advise you to draft the abstract in a Word document first and then copy and paste text into the online submission form.  Once you have begun to complete the submission form, you cannot save it and return to it. If you find that you need to exit the submission form, you will need to start over again. Because of the text format of the online submission, please avoid using symbols and special characters.

  • Abstracts must be submitted in the correct format including completing all the following sections:

    • Poster Title, Background, Objectives, Methods, Results, and Conclusion

  • Presenting Author: Only one abstract will be accepted from a presenting author.  Only the presenting author will be contacted regarding the abstract acceptance.  There is no limit on the number of abstracts in which authors can be included as a co-author.

  • Abstracts will be published as submitted. Please proofread your abstract carefully before submitting. Check for spelling and typographical errors, completeness, etc.

  • Poster categories basic science, clinical and translational research, and community  research definitions


For more information contact: Benoit Meyrieux: benoit@meyrieux@vcuhealth.org



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last updated: March 6, 2020