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URMC / DEAF ROC / Abstracts


Masks are optional but strongly encouraged throughout the entire conference unless you are eating or drinking. We will have masks available for those who may need one.

Photo from the 2017 symposiumA poster session will highlight the research carried out by undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and staff attending the DEAF ROC Conference. Applicants are encouraged to submit abstracts on all aspects of research in biomedical and behavioral sciences, biostatistics, or population sciences (public health, epidemiology, community, and/or health disparities research). Abstracts from Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (D/HH) trainees and faculty in the biomedical and behavioral sciences or abstracts from mentors about best practices for working with and mentoring D/HH individuals are encouraged.

New abstracts/posters are encouraged, but existing abstracts/posters are also welcomed.

all abstracts submitted will present a poster

Monetary awards will be presented at the end of the symposium for the best poster presentations.

Poster Set-up

  •  Maximum poster size 40” high by 60” wide
  • All posters must have an abstract for inclusion in the Conference Program
  • Poster presenter’s name must be underlined

Abstract Guidelines

All abstracts must be submitted electronically as a single pdf.

Abstracts must be formatted as below.

  • Page Set-up: 1” left and right margins
  • Title: Centered and bolded text on first line of page, followed by one blank line.
  • Authors:  List all (John Smith, Mary Jones and Michael Doe).  Centered on page. The name of the person presenting the poster should be underlined.
  • Institution(s):  List all Department affiliations, e.g. Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Rochester, Rochester NY.  Follow with two blank lines.
  • Body of text: Indent for each paragraph, no blank lines between paragraphs; unjustified text; single line spacing.  Limited to 300 words (additional text will be deleted).
  • Font: Use only Times New Roman 12 point font.  To ensure meaning, please follow symbol with its corresponding word in parentheses (i.e. alpha, beta, etc.).


Poster awards will be announced at the end of the DEAF/HH ROC Conference on August 12, 2022.

Abstract Submission

Online registration is now closed. You are welcome to register in-person at the door the day of the event if we have the space to accommodate you. We reserve the right to decline entrance if we are at capacity.