OTalk Research Chat 4th February 2020 – Conference Posters.

This week OTalk’s own Carolina Cordero @Colourful_OT will be hosting here is what she had to say.  

Research posters are a popular way of presenting evidence, allowing us to summarise findings in a way that invites people to respond to the research and to ask questions. As live tweeting of conferences becomes more popular, a particularly eye-catching or memorable poster also makes it more likely that the results of a study will be widely shared through people posting photos to social media (for example this one: witter.com/felly500/status/1064840703010893826t), giving OT researchers the chance to both communicate important findings and to promote occupational therapy as a profession.

With this in mind, I wanted tonight’s research chat to be a space for thinking about what makes a good poster in occupational therapy and sharing practical strategies to make posters that present our research in the best possible way.

Tonight’s questions are:

  1. Have you ever presented a poster at a conference? How did it go?
  2. What software do you use/would you use to make research posters? (e.g. Powerpoint, Publisher, Canva)
  3. What do you see as the difference between a good and bad research poster?
  4. Is poster design something that was covered in your education as an OT? Should it have been?
  5. Have you ever seen an OT conference poster that stood out to you as innovative or unique? What was it?

Post chat update

Online transcript from HealthCare#Project 

PDF of Transcript #OTalk 4th Feb 2020

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