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Global Health Day

Global Health Day is an exciting opportunity to learn about Northwestern’s contributions to global healthcare and network with colleagues in the field. All members of the Northwestern community are welcome to attend. 

Fall Global Health Day


Friday, December 6th, 2019

Poster Session
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Location: Potocsnak Family Atrum
Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center
303 E. Superior
Chicago, IL 60611

Light Refreshments Served

Keynote Speaker
Time: TBA
Location: Hughes Auditorium
Robert Lurie Medical Research Center
303 E. Superior
Chicago, IL 60611

Lunch Served

Presenter Information

Persons from all disciplines with projects relevant to global health are invited to submit an abstract for presentation. All interested students, residents and fellows are encouraged to present; you need not travel internationally to do so. For example, students from the Program in Public Health and those doing an Area of Scholarly Concentration (AOSC) project with global public health relevancy are encouraged to submit abstracts. 

Presenters who choose to work in groups should only submit one abstract per group. If you have a mentor, obtaining his/her guidance early in the abstract preparation process is highly encouraged. Faculty and staff at the Institute for Global Health will also be available for assistance.

Confirm your intent to present here.

General Guidelines on Preparing Your Abstract

The body of the abstract is limited to 500 words, not including the title and authors. Presenters should choose a track most suitable to their project and follow the suggested abstract template. Review the Abstract & Poster Track Descriptions document for more details.

Abstract Review Procedures

All abstracts and posters submitted by Feinberg School of Medicine students will be reviewed by the Institute for Global Health fellow. This process begins several weeks before the start of the event. All other presenters will be asked to observe the deadlines associated with final abstracts & posters.

Timeline for Fall Global Health Day 2019:

Tuesday 10/15

Deadline for students to confirm intent to present & express interest in one-on-one advising

Friday 10/25

Draft abstracts submission deadline for review by IGH fellow

Monday 11/04

Abstracts returned to students with revisions

Monday 11/18

Final abstract submission deadline & poster draft due for review

Monday 11/25

Final posters due to Quartet Printers

Monday 12/02

Final posters shared with judges

Friday 12/06

Fall Global Health Day Poster Session

Guidance for Preparing Your Poster

Participants should choose the track most suitable to their project and follow the suggested poster template. Review the Abstract & Poster Track Descriptions document for more details.

Posters should be exactly 3 feet tall by 5 feet wide. The provided easels open up to a triangle of 24 inches on each side and stand roughly 54 to 57 inches tall. In general, posters should:

  • Avoid too much text (figures, tables and pictures are preferred whenever possible to text; when text is used, try to use bullets rather than paragraphs)
  • Highlight main findings; use boxes, arrows or a bold color to highlight important points
  • Read from left to right and top to bottom
  • Have a consistent and basic color scheme, font and text size; use a font size large enough to be read from a distance of 3 to 5 feet (i.e., 24-point)
  • Any photos must be HIPAA compliant

Participants wishing to use Feinberg logos may find them on the Office of Communications brand page. Please adhere to the logo usage guidelines.

Each group should print one poster. The cost of medical students' posters will be covered by the Institute for Global Health and the Global Health Initiative. Posters should be printed at Quartet Digital Printing, which is located in the Searle Building in Room B‐407. Tacks and poster board will be provided to mount posters for the poster session.

For More Information

Please see our list of helpful FAQ answers and other resources for more information.

The 2019-20 Global Health Research Fellow is Ava Chappell, MD. Please contact her to set up an advisory meeting or with any questions prior to submitting your intent to present.

If you have other questions or would like additional information not available on this page, please contact Sara Caudillo, program assistant or Natalie Sheneman, education program assistant.

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