Poster Submission

Call for Posters

On behalf of the Association of Indian Physicians of Northern Ohio (AIPNO), we want to cordially invite you to our 37th Annual Gala Event/ Research Showcase Poster Competition on December 5, 2020.

AIPNO is a vibrant large non-profit organization-501 © (3) in the state of Ohio founded in 1983 geared towards enhancing the quality of healthcare by fostering excellence and professionalism in the practice of medicine and supporting efforts to improve the availability of healthcare to underserved population in Ohio and in India. Our mission is to continue to enhance community involvement and coordinate with other local, national and international organizations through philanthropy, health care access and education. We organize fundraiser events, health fairs and continuing medical Education (CME). Our goal is to have more family friendly activities and involve the younger generation.

AIPNO is for non-Indians as well. The AIPNO Annual Event and Conference is one of our most prestigious events. This event consists of, Research Showcase (complimentary registration for poster presenters and winners awarded cash prizes). AIPNO fosters and encourages participation from high school students, medical students, residents, fellows, faculty, nurses, seasoned researchers, allied healthcare providers (nurses, therapists, etc.), community leaders, legislative leaders philanthropic practitioners, dedicated donors and valued beneficiaries alike. AIPNO is the hub for us all.

The event will take place virtually on Saturday, December 5, 2020 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Call for Posters

This is open through November 22, 2020.

Are you a high school students, medical students, residents, fellows, faculty, nurses, seasoned researchers, allied healthcare providers (nurses, therapists, etc.), interested in presenting your case study or research? AIPNO will accept abstracts for poster presentations held virtually as part of our 37th Annual Research Showcase Poster Competition on Saturday, December 5, 2020.

Abstract Guidelines:

Please submit an abstract that encompasses topics pertaining to health/ medical research- clinical, basic science and Quality Improvement/Performance Improvement with a word limit of 250 words.

Scholar Poster Presentation

All disciplines are encouraged [e.g., students, residents,fellow, nursing, pharmacy, social work, medicine investigators]. A visual e-poster presentation to gain the opportunity for broad interaction and feedback regarding their scholarly works.

Topic focused on issues

  • Clinical Research
  • Quality Improvement/Performance Improvement
  • Basic Science

Review Process

Following submission, a panel of interdisciplinary, experienced educators will review the abstracts. Notification for poster selection will go out by November 22, 2020

Deadline for uploading your E-Poster: November 29, 2020

E-Poster registered presenters will receive a dedicated link to upload their E-Posters.

Please submit your E-Poster as a 1-page in portrait orientation. You may use a template that can be downloaded here

  • Language: All E-Posters should be prepared in English.
  • File format: PDF or .pptx
  • E-Poster size in pixel: 1080 width x 1536 height – portrait orientation
  • E-Poster size in cm: 38,1 width x 54,2 height – portrait orientation
  • Font size: ≥16

Scientific posters should follow the IMRAD format (Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion).

  • The Introduction presents the background and the purpose of the research. The background information typically consists of a statement summarizing the current knowledge in an area, what knowledge is missing, and how this research project addresses the knowledge gap. A hypothesis can be included in the Introduction.
  • The Methods section should specifically address the following areas: research design, research setting, number of patients enrolled in the study, and how they were selected. The Methods section should also include a description of the intervention (if appropriate), a description of the outcome variables and how they were measured, and the method of statistical analysis.
  • The Results section includes the quantitative data. This section usually begins with a description of the subjects in the study and a description of those who were not included because they failed to meet the inclusion criteria or dropped out. Include the frequencies of the most important outcome variables. Consider comparisons of the outcome variables between various subgroups within the study (treated vs. untreated, young vs. old, male vs. female, and so forth). Numerical results should include standard deviations or 95% confidence limits and the level of statistical significance should be indicated.
  • Finally, in the Discussion section, state concisely what can be concluded from the study and its implications. Make sure that the conclusions are supported by the data presented in the Results and do not present unsubstantiated personal opinion.

A Few Tips on Poster Appearance: The Eposter

Avoid clutter.

Limit your poster presentation to a few main ideas. It’s better to present a few of your findings well than present all of your findings poorly. Arrange your poster components to read from left to right and top to bottom. Emphasize important points on the poster with lines, frames or boxes, and arrows.

Keep the lettering simple.

Use no more than three different font sizes; the largest for the poster title, second-largest for section titles, and smallest for text. For all lettering, use both upper- and lowercase letters. Words composed of all uppercase letters are difficult to read. The smallest font should be large enough so it is easily read from a distance of 3 to 5 feet (usually, 24-point font).

Keep the colors simple.

Too much color can be distracting, while too little color can be boring and lifeless. Use color mainly to highlight important elements.

If you are interested in attending this event, please register at

This is a great opportunity to present research. Kindly submit a copy of your abstract today!

Abstract deadline is extended till November 29, 2020

If you have any questions about this event, feel free to contact Pam Pawelecki