Conference 2018 Academic Poster Session

New in 2018, the Academic Poster Session is a joint effort between NCEMSF and the Journal of Collegiate EMS. The Session is designed to showcase original EMS-related research or the development and evaluation of novel collegiate EMS initiatives and programs. Posters can be submitted both by student EMTs as well as staff or faculty advisors and medical directors. Suggested topics include:

  • Pre-hospital patient care
  • Operations, communications, and equipment
  • Training and education
  • Administration and agency development
  • Career and alumni resources
  • Campus public health and safety

Poster presentations may be co-authored by up to five authors. The committee, made up of members of the JCEMS editorial board and outside experts, will select submissions to be presented at the conference. All selected abstracts will be published in JCEMS, and posters will be presented at an hour-long session at the 25th Anniversary NCEMSF Conference. Complimentary conference attendance is not available for those presenting only a poster.

Posters should meet the content guidelines and suggested topics described in the Poster Submission Guide in the Additional Downloads area below. For your convenience, PowerPoint templates for posters are also available in the Additional Downloads area below.

The deadline for submitting abstracts for the 2018 Academic Poster Session has passed. Applicants will be notified of the committee's decision in the near future.

All Poster Session applications must be submitted online and you must be logged in to our website to submit. Please follow these directions to ensure your submission is correctly routed:

Be sure to select "Poster Session" under "Submission Type."

You will need the following information to complete your submission:

  • Full name(s) of speaker (as it should appear on a name tag and in the published program with academic degrees and clinical certifications)
  • School Affiliation / Campus Based EMS Group and any applicable leadership titles
  • Email address(es) and Telephone number
  • A brief biography (100 words) suitable for printing
  • Proposed talk title and brief abstract both suitable for printing in the Conference program (abstracts should be no more than 200 words)
  • A supplemental information form (available from the Additional Downloads area below)
    Your Supplemental Information Form will be uploaded after submitting the online form. Follow the link from the submission confirmation page to the file upload section. You must be logged in to upload the file. Please use the provided fillable PDF. 

After submitting the online form, please be sure to upload your Supplemental Information Form using the links on the site. You must be logged in to upload files. After logging in, go to the online submission system, select Upload File, and select Poster Info as the Type. The form must uploaded by the person who made the original submission. Please remember that your application is not complete without uploading your Supplemental Information Form. Only fully complete applications will be considered. 

If you are unable to attend or present at the NCEMSF conference, you may still submit an abstract. Accepted abstracts will be published in JCEMS, and posters may be displayed digitally on the JCEMS website. If you are unable to attend or present at the NCEMSF conference, you only need to email the completed Required Supplemental Information Form to You do NOT need to submit an online application.

In the online submission system, please only list those individuals who will be available to present a poster at the conference. In the Required Supplemental Information Form, you may list additional abstract/poster authors who will not be available to present at the conference.

On the Required Supplemental Information Form, please include a 300-word max abstract. The 300-word max abstract will be reviewed by the selection committee. If your abstract is accepted, the 300-word max abstract will be published in JCEMS. In addition, in the online submission system, please include an abridged 200-word max abstract to be included in the NCEMSF Conference Program.

The deadline for Academic Poster Session submission has been extended was February 5, 2018

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