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Student Poster Contest

Current undergraduate and graduate students of any university are invited to submit a poster for the Conference.



Applicant must be current undergraduate or graduate students at the time of submission. Medical students also are eligible to apply. Post-doctoral students are not eligible.



The poster must be related to global health and unpublished at the time of submission. Collaborative poster presentations are acceptable; however, the student must be the first author. Please indicate if the poster is being submitted by more than one student. Only one submission per student (as first author) is allowed.

Students must choose between entering the poster for the Student Poster Contest OR through the regular abstract submission portal to be considered for the general abstract review process.

You must submit a copy of the final poster through the Student Poster Submission Portal. Please submit a PDF file (5MB or less) of your poster with a resolution of 300 dpi. The poster must include the following:

  • Title

  • Names of author(s) and affiliated organisation(s)

  • Background Information

  • Project Objectives

  • Materials and Methods

  • Results (tables, graphs, charts)

  • Conclusions

Your submission must be received by 1 July 2019 at 11:59pm Pacific time (submission closed). By submitting, you agree to have your poster included in our conference programme and on the APRU website.


Our international Advisory Group from different APRU universities and the host university will judge the posters.  Winners will be notified by early August, 2019.

The Judging Criteria are as follows:

  • Originality & Relevance - to what extent does the work presented add to the existing body of knowledge? Is it relevant to global health?

  • Purpose - is the purpose clearly stated and is its importance discussed?

  • Methods - are the methods and analyses sound?

  • Conclusions - do the conclusions follow from the results presented?

  • Presentation - is the poster clear, interesting and well-executed?



A prize of $100 US will be awarded for the best undergraduate and best graduate posters (one in each category). Second and third place will also be selected but no cash prize will be offered. For first place winners, you must be present at the conference to receive the prize, or send someone to pick it up for you.



  • All eligible student poster submissions will generally be accepted for the conference. Winners will be announced by early August, 2019.

  • All accepted posters will be displayed either in print or virtually.

  • You are not required to attend the conference in order to be eligible for the Student Poster Contest. However, we encourage you to attend the conference. In case you cannot attend, you should send your poster with someone else who is going (a friend, faculty mentor, etc.). Please indicate in the submission form if someone will be taking your poster to the conference.

  • The poster should measure a maximum of 0.75m wide by 1m tall.



For all questions concerning the Student Poster Contest, please contact Dr Mellissa Withers at

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