The ACERT Student Poster Competition

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Deadline: December 1, 2017

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Students enrolled in radiologic science programs whose faculty are Institutional or Associate members of ACERT are eligible to enter the competition.

Application for Display Space

  • All applications for display space must be filed with the ACERT board prior to the annual conference. The title of the display and a brief description must be submitted at the time of application.

Poster Guidelines

  • Displays should be mounted on commercially available, free-standing three panel display boards and may not exceed 48″ high and 57″ wide. No electrical plugs will be available for displays.
  • All translucent and opaque material, including explanatory charts and legends, must be mounted on mats, or laminated, or on poster board suitable for display.
  • Posters may be investigational or informational and will be judged equally.

A. The following must be included on an investigational display:

  1. Research question or purpose of the poster
  2. Data collection/procedures
  3. Findings
  4. Conclusion
  5. References (excluding any institution-specific)

B. The following must be included on an informational display:

  1. Title
  2. Purpose
  3. Findings
  4. Suggestion/Conclusions
  1. The name of the school/program must not be identified on the poster.
  2. An example of the original data and brief descriptions of the method of collection, reference list (including any excluded from the display), and purpose of the poster must be included in a transparent or manilla envelope and placed on the table.
  3. The poster must be the original design and creation of the entrant(s).
  4. Prizes will be awarded per poster.

General Guidelines

Participants should check-in with the Registration Desk and shall be responsible for set-up of their own displays on the first day of the conference (Wednesday) prior to the Student Challenge. Any poster not displayed on Wednesday by 6:00pm will not be considered for prizes.

At check-in, exhibitors must provide a 3 X 5 card with the following information: Participant name, student status, institution, and city. This card will be displayed with the poster after the judging is completed.

  • The exhibitors will choose subject matter of the display; however, it must be related to the radiologic sciences; charts, graphs, pictures, etc. may be used to enhance text. Some examples are:
    • Any diagnostic modality, including ultrasound and radiation therapy;
    • Radiation protection;
    • Radiobiology;
    • Universal precautions;
    • Pathophysiology.
    • Case studies
  • Proper credit must be given of all copies and/or referenced material in any acceptable writing style (APA, AMA, MLA).
  • The title, bibliography, and credit information must be typed on letter-sized paper (8.5″x11″) to be displayed separately from the poster.
  • All means of identification of the participant, patient(s), school, or imaging facility must be removed before setup. If any identifier information remains on the exhibit, the entry will automatically be disqualified.
  • Displays must remain intact until Thursday at 4:00 p.m. Participants are responsible for dismantling and removing posters from the judging area (a representative may accomplish this) by 4:00 p.m.; any posters left after this time will be discarded – no exceptions!