Presentation Guidelines

Only postdoctoral scholars and research scientists are eligible to present at the conference, but everyone in the UC Davis community is welcome to attend. 


Around 24 abstracts will be selected for oral presentations and the rest will be given the opportunity for poster presentations. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed and the criteria for selection will be based on:

  1. Clarity: clear flow and descriptions, clearly convey the aims and significance of your work
  2. Refrain from highly technical language, abbreviations, and jargon
  3. Of interest to a wide and general audience
  4. No longer than 200 words.


The goal of the PRS is to provide an opportunity for UC Davis postdoctoral scholars and research scientists to share their research with each other and the broader campus community.  To make the PRS as inclusive as possible for both new and established postdoctoral scholars, we welcome new posters and presentations as well as those previously presented at other conferences or meetings.  Research conducted at UC Davis or your previous institution/organization is acceptable.       

Oral Presentations

17 min presentation followed by 2-3 min of Q&A. Time strictly enforced!

Please 15 minutes before your session starts to allow time to upload your slides. We recommend PDF format. 

Your session chair will be in contact with you before the symposium.


There will be a prize for the best talk and best posters. Good luck!

Poster Presentations

Recommended size: Standard A0 (2.76 ft x 3.90 ft), no bigger than 4 ft x 4 ft.

On the day of the symposium, please set up your posters during registration (8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. to allow maximum time for viewing and make sure your poster has been collected before 3 p.m.

There will be one poster sessions coinciding with coffee breaks running from 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Poster presenters will be allocated a number.

There will be eight prizes for the best posters.

Poster judges will be circulating during these times so please ensure you are there to present your poster to mmaximize your chance of winning a prize!

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • Registration and abstract submission opens – Date TBA
  • Abstract submission deadline – Date TBA
  • Presentation or poster notification – Date TBA
  • Abstract editing deadline – Date TBA