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January 16, 2019 | 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Category: Training
Location: 5150 Anthony Wayne, Detroit, MI 48202, UGL Community Room, 3rd Floor
Cost: Free
Audience: Current Graduate Students

In this session, attendees will learn best practices in designing posters for presentation at conferences as well as presenting poster information to conference attendees. Recommended prep for those intending to present at the Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Symposium on March 5, 2019.

Note that to participate in the Research Symposium, you must submit your abstract to the Graduate School ( by January 30, 2019. Click here for the form and guidelines.

The Poster Presentation and Poster Design micro-credentials will be granted to those who present a poster at the Symposium and earn at least the median score in the oral presentation and visual design categories, respectively, from a panel of judges. 

Session Leader: Mary Simmons, Biomedical Marketing, Medical Communications, WSU School of Medicine

After attending this GPPD, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify best practices in poster design including use of graphics, font, organization, and scope.
  • Describe the scope of one's poster presentation to create an effective poster.
  • Provide and welcome feedback to improve poster design skills.
  • Describe in 5-10 minutes the highlights of one's poster research.
  • Provide and welcome feedback to improve oral presentation skills.
For more information about this event, please contact Kristy Case at 313-577-2553 or