Poster Awards

Poster Awards were established in 2016 by the Board of Directors as a way to help recognize exceptional work presented by those in the early stages of their careeers - students (graduate and under graduate), residents, trainees and post docs.

Posters are judged by members of the Board of Directors, SPAC, Chairs of the SIG Sessions and other leaders in various fields of neurology. The top scoring posters are awarded $250 each. Posters are scored based on the following criteria:

  1. Overall Quality - the poster is interesting and easy to read, concise, attractive, explains complex topics well to a general audience, information is presented in a logical sequence
  2. Aims of the Study - clear, logical, appropriate to problem area of interest, well thought out and explained
  3. Methodology - well described, clear, appropriate, informative, good use of text and/or figures
  4. Analysis - appropriate interpretation, well presented, understandable for non-expert audience
  5. Discussion of Research - clear conclusions, relevant interpretation, related to hypotheses and literature base, implications discussed
  6. Verbal Presentation 
    1. Clarity of Presentation - eye contact, clear voice, clarity, enthusiasm, good interaction skills, confident, ability to make complex ideas understandable to non-expert audience
    2. Answering Questions - clear and well considered answers, correct breadth and depth of answer, confident
    3. Overall Scientific Impact