Annual Meeting Presentation Toolkit2022-07-20T13:18:35-04:00

Annual Meeting Presentation Toolkit

Thanks for your interest in sharing your research at the 2022 Indiana CTSI Annual Meeting! Poster presentation videos, presentation slides, and an abstract must be submitted no later than 5:00 PM, EDT, on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, to be considered for presentation. All posters will be considered, including research across the translational spectrum from basic science to community implementation and policy. 

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

  1. Create 2-3 PowerPoint slides to represent your poster content.
    • Use this template to create your Power Point slide presentation.
    • If you need more information on how to cite the Indiana CTSI, look here.
  2. Record a two minute video presentation of your research. You can do 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. Write a 300-word (maximum) abstract using this template.

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

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.


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

Check out this helpful virtual presentation checklist checklist from Rob Biesenbach and watch the video below to pull everything together.

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