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

Congratulations to our 2020 Poster Award Winners!

Marina Buciuc, MD, MS
Mayo Clinic
Accelerated Rate of Hippocampal Atrophy 17-years Prior to Death in Alzheimer’s Disease is Linked to Tar Dna Binding Protein 43

Gabriela Gomez, BS
The Johns Hopkins University School
of Medicine
The Association of Motoric Cognitive Risk With Neuroimaging and Incident Dementia: The Aric Study
Andrew Kayser, MD, PhD
University of California at San Francisco
Enhancing Frontal Dopamine Tone Improves Working Memory Maintenance
Jun-ichi Kira, MD, PhD
Kyushu University, Graduate School of
Medical Sciences
Continued Increase of Multiple Sclerosis and Neuromyelitis Optica in Japan: Updates From the 5th Nationwide Survey

Chun Chieh Lin, PhD, MBA
University of Michigan Medical School​
Patient Travel for Neurologist Visits and Implications for Telemedicine: A US Population-based Medicare Study

Scott Newsome, DO
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Leveraging COViMS Registry to Understand the Impact of COVID-19 on Multiple Sclerosis
Eric Schoenfeld, BA
SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
Neurogenic Maturational Correlates of the Anxiolytic Effect of Fluoxetine in Macaques
Cecilia Zivelonghi, MD
Mayo Clinic
Neuronal Septin Autoimmunity: Differentiated Serological Profiles & Clinical Findings