Research Day is an event where EPI members and collaborators showcase their wide range of pathogen-related research. Research Day includes breakfast, a poster session, lunch and keynote speeches by two leaders in the prevention and treatment of infectious disease. This year, the event will take place in the Rion Ballroom, on the third floor of the Reitz Union.
Maria Elena Bottazzi, Ph.D., FASTMH
Associate Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine, Professor and Co-Section Head of Pediatrics (Tropical Medicine) and Professor of Molecular Virology and Microbiology, Baylor College of Medicine; Co-Director, Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development, Houston, Texas; Distinguished Professor in Biology, Baylor University, Waco, Texas
Talk: “Global Health Technologies to Address Health Disparities and Neglected Tropical Diseases in the U.S. and Abroad”
Professor Mike Jeger
Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Investigator, Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London, Silwood Park, UK
Talk: "Emerging Risks to Plant Health: Limits to Predictability"
*Registration will take place in the Side A Lobby and poster setup is designated in Side A. Keynote speeches will take place on Side B.
Transportation and Parking
To ease transportation to and from the Reitz Union, we will be offering shuttle service in the morning and afternoon from the circle drive in front of EPI to the circle drive at the Reitz.
- Abstract edits will not be possible after the abstract form has been submitted.
- Email confirmation will be sent once the online submission form has been submitted.
- One abstract for each submission is required. The abstracts will be printed in the Research Day Book of Abstracts.
- Abstracts are limited to 400 words. The word limit applies to the online abstract submissions. Posters do not have a word count maximum.
- Individuals/groups may submit more than one abstract.
- Poster presentations may include new data or may reflect material that has been presented at national meetings within the past 18 months.
- Poster boards are 4 feet high and 5 feet wide.
- As a suggestion, font size should be no less than 14-pt for paragraph text and 18-pt for sub-titles. Thirty-six point text or larger is ideal for the poster title. Sans serif fonts are best for paragraph body texts. It is ideal to make posters readable from a distance.
- Examples of poster layouts can be found here.