poster session shot from above36th Annual Student Research Forum Poster Presentations - Call for Abstracts

Submission Deadline November 24, 2021!

The School of Medicine and Undergraduate Medical Education are excited to offer the 36th Annual Research Forum Poster Presentation Session in an online format on December 8 2021, to give the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus an opportunity to share its research. Learn from students in the School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, Graduate School, Colorado School of Public Health, School of Nursing, and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Student judges will be evaluated by faculty from campus schools. 

  • Poster presentation with faculty judges
  • $320 prizes for top posters
  • All abstracts MUST be submitted via the online Student Abstract Registration Form
  • Generous departmental, school  and college support has lead to a record number of awards available for students!

Abstract submission deadline is NOVEMBER 2021.  Please note:  We will not be taking late submissions past this date. Once you have entered your abstract through the Student Abstract Entry form you are automatically accepted into the Poster Forum and will be scheduled to present at the Forum.   The Smartsheet Confirmation email is your confirmation of registration.   

​Sche​dule for online Poster Presentations: Wednesday December 8, 2021

The session times below indicate when presenters will be available in their individual zoom rooms to present their posters and answer your questions. However, all posters will be available for viewing pre and post event. 

  • Session 1: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Session 2: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Questions?  Contact Allan Prochazka or Zachary Lundquist at 

Guidelines for Abstract Submission

These guidelines are not official requirements for acceptance, but are in place to ensure that your abstract is formatted and printed properly in the program brochure.

Titles and Authors

The title should be brief, clearly indicating the nature of the study.  Do not use abbreviations in the abstract title.  PLEASE USE TITLE CASE.  State all authors’ initials and last names, (presenting author first), including the name of the faculty sponsor of the research, other major contributors, and the Department or Institution in which the work was done.  Underline presenting author only. After presenting author’s name, state degree sought and School or Program. i.e. for Alicia C. Brown, Ph.D. candidate in the Graduate School,  AC Brown, (Ph.D., GS). 


Organize the body of the abstract to include a purpose of study, methods used, summary of results, and conclusions reached.  Do not skip a line between the title and body of the abstract.  Indent the first line of text five spaces.  


Abbreviations should conform to the Style Manual for Biological Journals (American Institute for Biological Sciences, 3900 Wisconsin Ave., Washington, DC  20016). Place nonstandard abbreviations in parentheses after the full word the first time it appears.  Abstracts MUST be submitted online.

Proper Form Example

Arrhythmias of the Heart: Mechanism(s). AC Brown, (Ph.D., GS), JB Green, and RT White, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado, Denver, CO.
     Digitalis, potassium (K+), and nicotine induce automaticity and propagation block.  The initial event is enhanced conduction.

Frequently Asked Questions

Student Participants

To enter your abstract in the 36th Annual Student Research Forum complete the Abstract Entry Form in its entirety. (Have your abstract prepared in Word ready to copy/paste into the survey and all information ready before completing the survey. The form is not capable of saving your work in progress to edit later.)  Guidelines for Abstract Submission, listed lower on this Web page, suggest formatting. Abstract submissions are due no later than November 24, 2021.

Post-docs are not eligible to present, but are valued and welcomed judges.   

Call for Faculty Judges

Judges for the poster presentation sessions are needed!  

Please join the 36th Annual Student Research Forum for a day of research poster presentations. It is only with faculty such as yourself, that we are able to provide this opportunity for AMC students to share their scholarly work with faculty experts and fellow students in the academic health sciences community.

Faculty and Post-doc Judges: Faculty and post-docs interested in judging should fill out the Research Forum Faculty Judge Registration Form.

For questions, please contact Dr. Allan Prochazka or Zachary Lundquist at

Thanks to these departments for generously supporting awards for the forum 

Department of Anesthesiology
Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes
Division of Cardiology
Center for Children’s Surgery
College of Nursing
Colorado School of Public Health
Department of Dermatology
Emergency Medicine
Division of Endocrinology
Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine
Graduate School
Division of Hematology
Department of Immunology & Microbiology
Ludeman Family Center for Women’s Health Research
Division of Medicine Oncology
Neurotechnology Center
Department of Neurology
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Department of Ophthalmology
Department of Orthopedics
Department of Otolaryngology
Division of Pediatrics Neonatology
Department of Pharmacology
Department of Physiology & Biophysics
Department of Psychiatry
Division of Rheumatology
Sickle Cell Center: Dr. Jack Githens Award
Skaggs School of Pharmacy
School of Dental Medicine
School of Medicine
Department of Surgery