Annual Meeting Presentation Toolkit2020-07-27T16:56:32-04:00

Thanks for your interest in sharing your research at the 2020 Indiana CTSI Annual Meeting! Poster presentation videos, presentation slides, and an abstract must be submitted no later than 5:00 PM, EDT, on Monday, August 10, 2020, to be considered for presentation. All posters will be considered, including research related to COVID-19 and research addressing racial disparities and health inequities.

Below, please find tips and resources to help as you format your materials for this virtual use. We look forward to reviewing your presentation.

Please format your poster and presentation in this way:

  1. Two-three PowerPoint slides to represent your poster content (template below).
  2. Two-minute video presentation of your research. You can record this with Zoom. Please show slides as the primary view with the presenter’s face in upper corner.
    • Log in to Zoom.
    • In the Settings, select the “Recordings” tab.
    • Click the box to “Record active speaker with shared screen.”
    • Start a Zoom meeting.
    • Click the “Share screen” button and select your PowerPoint screen.
    • Click the button to begin recording and start your presentation.
    • Stop recording when you are done. Keep in mind that you can practice a few times if you don’t like your first attempt!
    • You should be able to find your recording file in the Cloud or in your Downloads folder (depending on your personal Save settings).
  3. A 200-word (max) abstract.

When you’re ready, you’ll find a link to submit your materials via our online form at the end of this page. If you have any questions regarding posters and related materials, please contact Joe Hunt at


IU’s University Information Technology Services (UITS) has developed a training program about the basics of the research poster creation process. It can help you learn how to make research posters in your choice of design programs, including PowerPoint, Illustrator, and InDesign.

Mike Morrison, PhD candidate at Michigan State University, is also leading a movement for an updated academic poster format. Our CTSI education program team likes it, too. Check out the video below. You can learn more about Mike here, and access his shared poster templates, too.


Use this template to finalize your poster for this meeting. If you need more information on how to cite the Indiana CTSI, look here.


Check out these five simple tips for communicating science, courtesy of the National Geographic Society Newsroom.


Learn how to look your best on video, thanks to The Verge.

Take this virtual presentation crash course from Rob Biesenbach, and use his helpful virtual presentation checklist to pull everything together.

Ready? Submit your poster, abstract, and video via this form.

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