Registration and Abstract Submission Deadline
for both Oral and Poster Presentations: March 2, 2016
If the University is closed due to inclement weather on March 2nd, the deadline date will be March 3, 2016.
Please read this page before you register!
Registration is free and open to all student researchers in the southern Appalachian region. However, space is limited and not all abstracts may be accepted. You may assume that your registration is accepted unless you hear from us otherwise. You will be notified on or before March 11 if your abstract is not accepted. Please check the Participant List to ensure you name is listed.
A presentation (whether poster or oral) should be registered under the presenter's name. If there are more than one author, decide who will be the main presenter and register only under that person's name.
Submit only one (1) registration per presentation The name on the registration should be the main presenter and first author. Each author listed on the abstract does NOT need to submit the registration form. Only one (1) presentation per project is allowed, no matter how many authors or students worked on the project. If more than one presentation is submitted for the same project, all may be rejected.
Each poster should be registered 1 time under 1 name, the main presenter's name (note: the main presenter should be listed first in the author's section of the abstract). A person can be the presenter on no more than 2 competitive posters; if more than 2 posters are entered, those after the second should be registered as non-competitive.
Oral presentations are limited to 1 presentation per presenter. Also, oral presentations should be limited to 1 presenter per presentation, except in those rare instances where work on a project is equally shared between two individuals, each may deliver a portion of the presentation if the portions are well-planned and organized in advance.
The last questions on the registration form ask you to both paste your abstract in the boxes and upload an MS Word file containing your abstract. You are required to do both. BEFORE you submit your abstract, please be absolutely sure that you followed the Abstract Preparation Guidelines. Failure to follow the Abstract Guidelines may result in your registration being rejected.
Should you register your poster as non-competitive?
We strongly encourage you to enter your poster competitively. As a student presenter, you have the opportunity to gain valuable experience with presenting in a no-pressure, non-confrontational learning environment -- and don't forget the possibility that your poster could be chosen as a winner and you would be awarded prize money. Only register your poster as non-competitive if you are not going to be present at the event or if you are registering more than 2 posters.
All students in the Appalachian region are invited to enter the poster competition to present their research. Registration is free.
The Oral Presentation Sessions are open only to Graduate Students, Pharmacy Students, Medical Residents and Post-Doctoral Fellows. (Undergraduate students are not eligible to participate in oral presentations at the Forum. ETSU undergraduate students should instead register for the Boland Symposium, a separate event -- visit the ETSU Boland Undergraduate Student Research Symposium page.)
Registration for the Oral Presentations at the Forum is competitive. Only a limited number of oral presenters can be accommodated. In the event that you apply for an Oral Session and are not chosen, you will have the option of presenting a poster instead, if space is available. If you do not wish to enter a poster in the poster competition, be sure to indicate this option on your registration form. Only 1 oral presentation per person is allowed.
Did your research project involve the use of human subjects, animals, pathogens, etc.? If so, please read the Special Approvals page and speak with your faculty mentor/sponsor.
A T T E N T I O N :
Your abstract should be in the format specified on the Abstract Guidelines page.
Failure to follow the Abstract Guidelines, including the composition of your
If you need assistance with the registration process or with the registration form itself,
call 423-439-6059 weekdays 8-4:30.