By Nonniekaye Shelburne, CRNP, MS, AOCN®, 2014–2015 ONS Congress Content Planning Team Chair
You may have heard that Congress will feature ePosters for the first time this year. But what exactly does that mean? An ePoster uses a large monitor and computer to display multimedia versions of a scientific poster versus the traditional printed poster. It gives the presenter an opportunity to more effectively convey information that would not necessarily be possible with a traditional printed poster, and it enhances visualization to attract interest of attendees. This method of presentation is being used by more than 25 poster presenters at the ONS 40th Annual Congress.
You can attend the ePoster presentations during the following sessions held in the Orange County Convention Center Valencia Lobby:
ePoster presenters will stand next to a large TV monitor to present their poster. The monitors have the capability to zoom in on sections of the poster during a five-minute presentation of the work. The presenters will be available for questions during these times. You can get a preview of the ePosters in the poster session description now.
More than 200 posters total will be presented between the ePosters, general posters, and research poster sessions. In addition to the 1 CNE contact hour you will receive for attending a poster session, you can earn additional contact hours by independently reviewing the posters. For every 20 posters you review, you’ll receive 1 contact hour. Look in your conference guide for a worksheet to help you track the posters you review.