The submissions deadline for poster presentations has passed. Awardees and project partners have been notified of their submission status.
PCORI invites research awardees and project partners to submit an abstract for a poster presentation at the 2019 PCORI Annual Meeting highlighting their engagement activities and lessons learned. Posters should focus on the influence, methods, and/or outcomes of engagement activities within PCORI-funded research awards. We encourage research team members, including engagement leads, project coordinators, project managers, and/or patient/stakeholder partners to submit and present the poster.
The poster session will be open to all Annual Meeting attendees. We expect the PCORI Annual Meeting to bring together approximately 1,200 members of the healthcare community, from a wide range of stakeholder groups. Posters will be presented at fixed times on September 19 and 20, during which time an individual must be present and available to answer questions. Poster times will be shared once the Annual Meeting agenda is finalized. PCORI will provide financial support for up to two research team members for every selected poster abstract to attend the Annual Meeting.
For more information about the 2019 PCORI Annual Meeting, please visit www.pcori.org/events/2019/2019-pcori-annual-meeting
- PCORI-funded research projects may apply, including those that have been recently awarded or have completed.
- The contract must be in good standing with PCORI requirements and milestones.
- Commitment to attend the full PCORI Annual Meeting.
- Availability to discuss the poster with other attendees during the designated poster session times.
PCORI is interested in learning more about how engagement activities influence the methods and outcomes within a PCORI-funded study as well as policies, programs, or procedures at the institutional level. PCORI is interested in how patient and stakeholder engagement is shifting the conduct and culture of health research to be more patient centered. This includes posters discussing:
- Clear demonstration of engagement’s influence and impact on the planning, conduct/ implementation of the study, or dissemination of findings
- How contributions of engagement are measured, including innovative approaches to assess engagement or measure intensity
- How PCORI-funded projects led to or influenced institutional policies, programs, or procedures to be more patient centered
- Tools and resources developed to facilitate the conduct of PCOR or dissemination of results
- Characteristics of engaged partners and strategies to include more diverse representation
- Transferability of lessons learned and outcomes to the broader PCOR community.
Posters will be reviewed by PCORI staff based on their responsiveness to one or multiple criterion items stated above. Please review publications provided in our Resources section for additional guidance.
Research posters will be selected on the basis of submitted abstracts. The abstract should not exceed 500 words and must be in PDF format. Please email the abstract by 5:00 PM ET on Friday, May 3, 2019 to [email protected]. The email subject line should read “PCORI 2019 Annual Meeting Poster Abstract Submission.” Please do not submit a PDF of your poster at this time.
Your abstract submission must include the following:
- Title of Abstract: The title should clearly and concisely indicate the nature of your presentation.
- Abstract: Please include the following elements:
- Description of program/initiative/study, including methods/activities, description of patient and or stakeholder engagement, and organization where research study takes place
- Engagement influence and impact, and if applicable, measurement approach
- Lessons learned surrounding engagement practices and outcomes
- Resources, tools, or handouts that could be shared with attendees resulting from your PCORI-funded project
In the body of your submission email to , please provide the following details, which do not count toward the abstract word count:
- Principal Investigator(s)
- PCORI Contract Number
- Names of research team members who will be presenting the research poster at the Annual Meeting (Maximum of two research team members)
- Project role for each poster presenter (Principal Investigator, patient and/or stakeholder partner, engagement lead or coordinator, or other with explanation)
- Indicate if you already have a poster prepared or if you will require additional funding from PCORI to cover the preparation/printing expenses (Note: This will not factor into the selection decision)
- Annual Meeting Sponsorship Needs: If your poster is selected, will you require additional funding to attend the meeting (such as: registration, hotel, travel, and a stipend for meals and other incidentals not provided during the meeting)
- Indicate if you have applied for a PCORI Annual Meeting scholarship (Note: This will not factor into the selection decision)
The Public and Patient Engagement Department will select approximately 15 poster abstracts from PCORI-funded research teams. We will notify applicants of their selection status by May 17, 2019. If accepted to participate, PCORI staff will provide additional instructions and guidance.
Final research poster versions will be due to PCORI by September 4, 2019 for printing. PCORI is able to print and set up all research posters on behalf of the selected research teams.
The Public and Patient Engagement Team have provided a few resources about patient and stakeholder engagement in research to help guide the abstract submissions:
- Forsythe, L., Carman, K., Szydlowski, V., Fayish, L., Davidson, L., Hickham, D., Hall, C., Bhat, G., Neu, D., Stewart, L., Jalowsky, M., Aronson, N., & Anyanwu, C. (2018). Patient Engagement In Research: Early Findings From the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. Health Affairs. 38(3), 359-367.
- Sheridan, S., Schrandt, S., Forsythe, L., Hilliard, T. S., & Paez, K. A. (2017). The PCORI Engagement Rubric: Promising Practices for Partnering in Research. The Annals of Family Medicine, 15(2), 165-170.
- Carman, K. L., Dardess, P., Maurer, M., Sofaer, S., Adams, K., Bechtel, C., & Sweeney, J. (2013). Patient and Family Engagement: A Framework for Understanding the Elements and Developing Interventions and Policies. Health Affairs, 32(2), 223-231.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: How many posters will be selected?
A: We anticipate selecting approximately 15 posters from PCORI-funded research projects.
Q: Can I submit more than one poster abstract?
A: No. Only one submission is permitted per research project.
Q: Should I submit a PDF of my poster when completing my submission?
A: No. Only the poster abstract is needed for this application. If accepted, PCORI can print your research poster on your behalf or you can bring your physical poster to the conference.
Q: I have not prepared a poster before. Are there any resources you can point me to?
A: http://hsp.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/ScientificPosters.pdf; http://guides.nyu.edu/posters; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1876493/.
Q: Can I use a poster that I prepared for a different conference?
A: Yes, but you must still submit an abstract and the poster must meet our criteria to be invited.
Q: My contract has ended and my project is completed. Am I eligible to apply?
A: Yes, those with completed projects are eligible to apply.
Q: Must the Principal Investigator submit the abstract and present the poster (if selected)?
A: Any research team member who is/has been significantly involved in the project may submit the abstract and present the poster. Research team members include the principal investigator, patient/stakeholder partner, or engagement manager/coordinator/lead.
Q: Does the poster have to be entirely based on the project activities funded by PCORI?
A: Yes. The poster should focus primarily on PCORI-funded activities. However, if there is other non-PCORI funded work that is directly related to your project, you may include it (along with a reference/footnote to any other funding sources).
Q. How will I know that my abstract has been accepted?
A. PCORI will notify you of your acceptance/rejection by Friday, May 17, 2019.
Q. Will PCORI provide financial support for research teams who have been selected?
A. PCORI will provide financial support (travel and lodging) for up to two research team members for every selected poster abstract.
For more information about the 2019 PCORI Annual Meeting, please visit www.pcori.org/2019-annual-meeting