Purpose

  • To encourage student and recent graduate participation in the ISPO Student Poster Competition through the presentation of research and clinical posters.

 

Eligibility

  • Students must be enrolled full-time in a post-secondary institution or graduated from a post-secondary institution in 2018 related to the study area of prosthetics and/or orthotics such as, but not limited to: prosthetics, orthotics, rehabilitation, engineering, or robotics. Proof of attendance is required and to be reviewed by the scientific committee.
  • Students must attend the RehabWeek/ISPO Conference (as ISPO Canada Registrants) to participate in the competition

 

Submission

  • Students must submit a structured abstract of no more than 300 words for a research or clinical poster via the online submission system by Monday, March 4, 2019.
    1. Clinical Innovation Posters: May include new clinical approaches, case studies, application of new technology, and embedding of outcomes into practice. Clinical abstracts are strongly encouraged to include the following headers: Background, Description of Case/Approach/Technology, Outcomes, and Implications for Practice.
    2. Research Posters: May include results or protocols for prosthetics and orthotics related research. Research posters are strongly encouraged to include the following headers: Background, Objectives, Methods, Discussion, and Results.

 

Judging Process

  • Abstracts submitted will be reviewed by ISPO Canada Scientific Committee according to the criteria below for acceptance to the RehabWeek/ISPO Conference.
  • Students will present their posters to a minimum of two judges at the conference event.
  • Designated awards for Best Abstract (determined prior to the conference) and Best Poster Presentation (determined at the conference).

 

Evaluation Criteria

  • Abstracts will be judged by pairs (clinician and researcher) based on the following criteria:
    • Scientific or clinical excellence
    • Clarity of presentation
    • Novelty of research or clinical approach
  • Presentations will be judged based on the following criteria:
    • Poster presentation (i.e. poster aesthetics)
    • Completeness, precision and succinctness of oral presentation (2 minutes)
    • Knowledgeable responses to questions

 

Prizes

  • Best Abstract: The top abstracts will receive funding to cover costs associated with attendance at RehabWeek/ISPO including registration, travel, and accommodation.
  • Best Poster Presentation: The top scoring posters will receive funding to cover costs associated with attendance at RehabWeek/ISPO including registration, travel, and accommodation.