Communicate the science you perform and lead: Preparing for Research Week 2021

Are you thinking about submitting an abstract or giving your first scientific talk at OHSU Research Week 2021, being held May 3-6? The OHSU Library and Office of Postdoctoral Affairs are hosting a series of hands-on workshops to help researchers communicate the work they perform and lead.

These sessions are open to all OHSU community members. Please save the dates and register in advance.

Abstract writing 101
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 11:30 – 1 p.m.
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An excellent scientific abstract communicates complex research in a succinct and clear form. Though highly formulaic, it can be hard to get it right! In this workshop, attendees will learn about the purpose and general structure of a scientific abstract. Instructors will share practical strategies for writing successful conference abstracts to help OHSU community members prepare their Research Week submissions.

Scientific posters 101
Tuesday, March 16, 11:30 – 1 p.m.
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The poster is one of the most common ways of presenting and communicating research. An effective poster summarizes your work and compels an audience to want to learn more. In this workshop, you will be introduced to techniques for displaying and communicating research through hands-on activities.

Oral presentations 101
Tuesday, April 6, 11:30 -1 p.m.
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Oral presentations allow you to share your work with other researchers, but the medium can be intimidating, especially if you are new to public speaking. This workshop will cover the basic structure for presenting research in an oral presentation, how to use visuals effectively, and will cover public speaking tips in a virtual environment.

Networking at virtual events 101
Tuesday, April 27, 11:30 -1 p.m.
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One of the most important and rewarding reasons for attending conferences is the opportunity to engage with your peers, leaders in your field and potential collaborators. During this interactive workshop, you will learn the basics of networking and conference etiquette and be introduced to techniques on how to turn “small talk” into more meaningful conversations.


Image: Science Presentation by Ben Davis from the Noun Project