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Preparing Your Poster for The Research Forum. OUCOM-Tulsa Department of Family Medicine Presented By: Frances Wen, Ph.D. February 23, 2010. WHEN: Thursday, April 8, 2010 WHERE: OU Schusterman Learning Center. OU-Tulsa Research Forum 2009. The Poster. Review instructions!

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preparing your poster for the research forum

Preparing Your Poster for The Research Forum

OUCOM-Tulsa

Department of Family Medicine

Presented By:

Frances Wen, Ph.D.

February 23, 2010

the poster
The Poster
  • Review instructions!
    • 4’ x 4’
    • Display with velcro
    • Indicate all funding sources and any conflict of interest
poster questions
Poster Questions
  • What do I have to say?
  • Case report or clinical investigation?
  • Quality improvement project?
  • Curriculum intervention or innovation?
  • Who is your audience?
  • Consult the “Red Book” every doc can do a poster.

http://tulsa.ou.edu/socm/documents/Every-Doc-Can-Do-Poster.doc

the poster1
The Poster
  • Write Your Text
    • Expand on information provided in Abstract
    • Use same format as Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Methods
      • Results
      • Conclusions/Discussion
        • Implications for clinical practice
        • Possibilities for future studies
the poster2
The Poster
  • Consider visual presentation
    • Graphs, photos, x-rays, drawings
    • Large font size readable from 6 feet away
    • Highlight important sections by size, position or color
    • 50% text/pictures and 50% white space
    • Organize sections by how people read: Left to Right and Top to Bottom
common complaints
Common Complaints
  • The text is too small
  • Too much unnecessary data or text
  • Organization is confusing, without any informative headings
  • Glare from lamination or glossy paper makes reading difficult.
useful design tips
Useful Design Tips
  • Never forget the poster’s purpose, audience and setting
  • Use a columnar setup
  • Use Arabic numerals or bullets to create a visual path
  • Experiment with alternate layouts to find the most effective one
  • Study other posters that you liked for additional ideas
type faces and color
Type Faces and Color
  • Justify Left margins , not Right
  • Use upper and lower case uniformly
  • Use muted colors for background. Avoid loud or bright backgrounds
  • Scale: 80 font black letters for main title
  • 48 font for authors names and institutional affiliations
  • 40 font for main text headings
  • 24-28 font for supporting text
supporting the poster
Supporting the Poster
  • Presenter: This would generally be you. Dress appropriately, be professional, do not argue if you disagree with the feedback.
  • Handout: brief, 1 -2 page handout, synopsis of your work. Include your name and e-mail address.
  • Sign up List: Sign up sheet for people who are interested in more information, collaborative work, networking.
  • Business Card: Have your professional information ready to share.
slide11

Reducing the Risk of Breast Cancer: Taking 20mg of Tamoxifen daily for 5 years will reduce the 10 year risk of breast cancer in women ages 40-59 with a first degree relative of colorectal adenocarcinoma by 50 percent.

Runkle GP ,Seehusen DA, Edwards JA, Junnila JL, Oh RCMadigan Army Medical Center

Methods:

Double-blinded, placebo-controlled randomized trial

Intervention: Tamoxifen 20mg daily for five years

10,000 subjects enrolled

In this enterprising study, the authors demonstrated a fifty percent reduction in the ten year actuary survival rate in the incidence of breast cancer in women ages 40-59 with a first degree relative with colorectal adenocarcinoma treated with prophylactic tamoxifen at a dose of twenty milligrams daily for a total of five years of administration with minimal loss to follow-up.

Tamoxifen effective in breast cancer prevention

Family History of colon cancer increases risk

Does tamoxifen reduce breast cancer risk in women with a family history of colon cancer?

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Reducing the Risk of Breast Cancer

Seehusen DA, Edwards JA, Junnila JL, Oh RC, Runkle GPMadigan Army Medical Center

Does tamoxifen reduce breast cancer risk in women with a family history of colon cancer?

5 year Breast Cancer Mortality

  • Methods:
  • Double-blinded, placebo-controlled randomized trial
  • Intervention: Tamoxifen 20mg daily for five years
  • 10,000 subjects enrolled

Control

Tamoxifen

(per 5,000 subjects))

  • Background:
  • Tamoxifen effective in breast cancer prevention
  • Family History of colon cancer increases risk

Results:

50% reduction in 10 year risk of breast cancer in women ages 40-59 with a first degree relative with colorectal adenocarcinoma treated with prophylactic tamoxifen

questions
Questions
  • References:
  • ACP (American College of Physicians)
  • http://www.acponline.org/residents_fellows/competitions/abstract/prepare/index.html
  • “Every Doc Can Do a Poster”/”Every Doc Can Do A Case Report” http://tulsa.ou.edu/socm/documents/Every-Doc-Can-Do-Poster.doc
  • http://tulsa.ou.edu/socm/documents/Every-Doc-Can-Do-CaseReport.doc