Another scholarly conference to kick off the new year! Kansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence hosted a two-day conference at Overland Park, Kansas! Well-designed iPosters were presented on 30 high-definition touchscreens and contained biomedical research, created by university students.
Science matters – it saves lives, opens minds, crosses borders, and brings us together.
Nowhere was that more apparent than in New Orleans, where we just wrapped up an assignment for the American Geophysical Union – AGU annual Fall Meeting. Over 23,000 earth and space scientists from around the globe gathered in the Big Easy to share and discuss research on topics as wide-ranging as Atmospheric and Space Electricity, the Cryosphere, Earth and Planetary Surface Processes, Hydrology, Natural Hazards, Seismology, and more. A city of science. An unforgettable experience.
Another conference in the books – this time at the European Public Health conference in Stockholm, Sweden. Groundbreaking research along with a pleasant atmosphere made this both fun and fascinating.
For their Poster Walks and Poster Areas, they used our newly developed PDF-solution:
Authors sent us their PDF presentations and we loaded them up to our EPH Online Gallery. The Gallery ended up displaying more than 650 posters from authors all over the world!
The moderated Poster Walks (above) had a big turnout and the electronic posters displayed in our browsing gallery also drew in people (below).
Sponsors are looking for better returns on their investments.
Getting their company logos displayed on banners, bags, and banquets is losing its value for many sponsors. On-site visibility alone is not enough to justify the costs of sponsorship in money and time. And at a time when the bottom line for many companies demands measurability – not the least on the marketing side – traditional sponsor packages are sorely lacking.
iPosterSessions offers a powerful platform to increase the value of your sponsor package.
We enable organisations to offer not just sponsor visibility, but sponsor interaction. Two way communication between your sponsors and your attendees. And with a measurable ROSI: Return on Sponsor Investment.
Our system is location sensitive. So, if you don’t want sponsor messaging within your poster or exhibit area (because of CME or other requirements) the system will only display it outside of the area. Attendees can receive information on iPoster screens in your lobby or other public areas at the venue, as well as on their own personal computers and mobile devices.
What’s the difference between iPosters and traditional e-posters?
“How can we display paper poster presentations electronically?” That’s the question that has driven the development of most of today’s presentation systems for e-posters.
At iPosterSessions, we started with other, more basic questions.
Like, how can we give today’s research scientists and scholars the most modern and effective communication tools with which to create and display their work?
After all, in just the past decade, advances in the precision and availability of information, audiovisual, and multimedia technologies have had an enormous impact on their ability of researchers to conduct and document their work.
Why then limit their research presentations to the constraints of paper posters and decades-old e-poster formats like PDF and Powerpoint? Why not develop a presentation system that enables them to make their posters as cutting edge as the research they are presenting?
In a similar vein, the expectations and needs of today’s conference attendees have evolved dramatically. In both their professional and private lives, they are used to exploring dynamic content with a continuously expanding range of interactive, multimedia technologies.
Why then limit their access to research results at conferences to the constraints of static paper and PDF files? Why not give them access to the powerful learning experiences they have come to expect elsewhere?
iPosters are, of course, a form of e-posters – they’re displayed electronically at scientific, medical, and scholarly events. But that’s where the similarity ends.
The iPosterSessions system is built from the ground up, using the latest interactive and smart database technology. It comprises all of the multimendia capabilities that today’s authors and users have come to expect, allowing for high resolution images, high definition videos, audio files, slide shows, complex graphics, and room for as much content as is necessary to present the research with all the detail it deserves.
The system is dynamic too. Unlike e-posters, content is created and displayed online, which means that it can be edited and revised “live” from any internet-connected computer, anywhere in the world, at any time acceptable to the event organizers – before, during, or after the event.
That – in a nutshell – is the difference between iPosters and e-posters.
Do you need to keep track of which iPosters your visitors visited for CME credits or to meet other attendance requirements?
Visitors can register at each iPoster, simply by tapping on the Register Button at the bottom. They type in their name or number, which is then logged in the iPosterSessions database. You get a list of all visitors and the iPosters they explored.
Our new Audio Presentation function enables authors to narrate their iPosters even when they’re not there.
The Audio Presentation button is on the main toolbar on all of our templates, making it easy for authors to add a narration, an interview, or any other sound file (why not some music?) to their iPosters.
Visitors (at the conference or online) can listen to the audio at the same time as they explore the rest of the iPoster – scrolling through dynamic content, tapping on hi-resolution images to expand them to full screen, watching hi-definition videos and animations.
iPosterSessions has been chosen to provide our multi-media iPoster technology to two conferences in the National Institutes of Health’s Institutional Development Award (IDeA) program:
• Kansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (K-INBRE)
• National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Excellence (NISBRE)
Both conferences are being organized by the University of Kansas Medical Center and Research Institute (KUMC), with grants from NIH.
The IDeA program broadens the geographic distribution of NIH funding for biomedical research. The program fosters health-related research and enhances the competitiveness of investigators at institutions located in states in which the aggregate success rate for applications to NIH has historically been low. The program also serves unique populations—such as rural and medically underserved communities—in these states. The IDeA program increases the competitiveness of investigators by supporting faculty development and research infrastructure enhancement at institutions in 23 states and Puerto Rico.
The 2016 K-INBRE Symposium will be held in Overland Park, Kansas, Jan 15-17, 2016.
The purpose of the Kansas INBRE (K-INBRE) is to strengthen the ability of Kansas researchers to compete effectively for NIH funds by building a “critical mass” of junior and senior investigators, as well as undergraduates, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows supported with cutting edge technology within a scientific research theme. The scientific research theme chosen for the K-INBRE is Cell and Developmental Biology. The program brings together NIH-funded mentors, trainees, and promising new investigators from each of the three Scientific Partner Institutions to drive forward a major statewide initiative to build Kansas strength in this critical life sciences research area.
The 6th Biennial NISBRE will be held in Washington, DC, June 26-28 2016.
NISBRE is a national scientific meeting to showcase the scientific and training accomplishments of the IDeA program. The agenda includes plenary presentations, keynote presentations in varied areas of scientific investigation, poster presentations of IDeA scientists, discussion forums and workshops. The workshops are designed so that the attendees acquire either new scientific or career skills.