15th May 2024


Poster Competition - Frequently Asked Questions


How will the poster competition be run on the day of the conference?

There are dedicated slots in the programme for the poster presentations. Each poster group will have 10 presentations. You will have 2.5 minutes to present, supported by 2 slides, followed by a judge-led Q&A. The judge will already have seen your poster PDF in advance of the conference.


What are the timings?

The conference runs 09:00 to 17:20 on 17th May online.
Poster competition programme slots: you will be allocated to a group in the morning (11:25 - 12:45) or in the afternoon (14:20 – 15:40).


What do I provide for my poster in advance of the conference?


·       You will be required to provide your poster in a PDF file (A1 size, portrait orientation)


·       You will also provide 2 slides to accompany your 2.5-minute oral presentation


You must use the templates provided and upload the completed poster and slides using the links provided.

We combine the poster PDFs for each group into a single PDF file and the slides into a master PowerPoint file for each poster group - so formatting needs to be consistent.


How will the posters be judged?

• The judge for your poster group will see your poster PDF before the conference and will score it

• On the day of the conference they will give a score based on your 2.5-minute presentation and answers in the Q&A

• Your final mark will be a combination of the above scores


What are the prizes?

There will be a first and runner-up awarded in each group of 10 posters with certificates provided accordingly.

For those awarded first place in QI poster groups there will be a prize of a 30-minute QI coaching session courtesy of QI Clinic.


Can we have more than one presenter for our poster?

Yes, co-authors can co-present providing they book and pay for a discounted delegate place. Every presenter gets a certificate.


I have more than one poster accepted, can I present both?

No, you will need a co-author to book and pay to present your second poster.


Can I get a Poster Presenter Certificate?
Your certificate (oral poster presentation given at a national conference) will be sent to you via email within the week after the event. There will be a certificate for co-presenters also.


What if I pay for my place and then can’t attend?

If you find later you are unable to attend you can nominate a co-author to take your place.


What are the technical requirements for accessing the event platform?


Tech Checks

We require all poster presenters attend a short Tech Check to ensure your audio and video work on the Hopin online platform. We will send a choice of dates and instructions on how to attend.


How will I know my poster group?

You will be sent details of your poster group a week before the conference.


Who do I contact with questions?

Please email info@bristolpatientsafety.com or call 07954 691 855



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