2022 Conference Poster Session

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About the Poster Session

The Regions V and VII Conference will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn about issues important to their state, and share their work with colleagues. 

This year, participants will be able to share their work beyond the Conference. Too often research and promising practices or programs sits on shelves. Our hope is to actively help Conference participants better disseminate their work by asking that submissions come in a pre-recorded video abstract. 

Why this format? Video abstracts can increase the visibility of your work! 

Benefits of a video abstract:

  • Allows for easy sharing on websites, social media and other communication channels 
  • Provides an opportunity to engage audience 
  • Meets a variety of learning styles and preferences
  • Offers the opportunity to learn a new skill that can be replicated with other projects and as assignments in MCH classrooms
  • Encourages the voices of multiple authors, including community partners
  • Inspires creativity 

Submission Instructions

Submit a pre-recorded video about your area of research, a practice partnership or program, your policy work or anything that pertains to the conference theme L.I.F.E. for Rural and Underserved Communities: Sharing Strengths, Building Workforce Equity and Shaping Future Professionals.

Just like a written abstract, all video abstract submissions should include a title and the clear sections, such as: 

  1. Introduction or Background 
  2. Methods/Design
  3. Key Findings and Conclusions; and 
  4. Recommendations and Implications for MCH training and practice 

Video abstract requirements:

  • All videos must be 3 minutes or less in length from start to finish. This time includes any time used to show the title, or any information associated with the video. Entries exceeding 3 minutes won’t be accepted for presentation at the conference.
  • The video must be in MP4 format and under 2Gb. There is no need to use high resolution 4K video.
  • PPT recordings will have a maximum of 10 slides (~20 seconds per slide) (see below)
  • Do not include music in your video unless it is copyright free. You can avoid copyright-related issues by picking a song from the YouTube Audio Library (Google account required).
  • All videos must be submitted via the submission form by Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 12 PM (noon) CST
  • Authors are responsible for gathering permissions for use of any pictures, images or other content used in their video abstract
  • Authors must be a student/trainee, staff, faculty member or community/agency partner affiliated with an MCHB-funded program in Regions V or VII
  • We know that there may be multiple authors for an abstract; however, only one person should submit per project.

All accepted video abstracts will be published on the Conference website (via YouTube) exactly as submitted.


Selection Process 

Submissions will be based on adherence to submission formatting requirements and the following four criteria: clarity, completeness, originality, and thematic alignment with the conference focus of L.I.F.E. for Rural and Underserved Communities: Sharing Strengths, Building Workforce Equity and Shaping Future Professionals.

Priority will also be given to those able to be present for a live Q&A on conference day (Wednesday, May 11, 2022 between 10:00-11:00 am CT). 

Those selected will be notified via email if their abstract has been accepted the week of March 28, 2022.

Videos not selected for streaming during the Conference poster session will be added, with author’s permission, to the Conference website.