The Riphah Institute of Healthcare Improvement and Safety (RIHIS) in collaboration with the Health Research Advisory Board is pleased to announce their Annual Research Poster Competition on Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety. Each year, RIHIS holds this competition as part of the International Conference on Patient Safety to create an environment for postgraduate physician trainees, nurses and medical students to share ideas and research findings.
The posters are evaluated by a committee comprised of Patient Safety experts and are judged on the basis of quality, significance to the field, thoroughness, and clarity of presentation.
The purpose of the Competition is to encourage young physicians and medical students to:
The subject of Presentation should:
Who should participate:
Place and Condition of Presentation:
Evaluators of Posters:
Judges will review posters with the contestant present. The panel of judges will evaluate and score posters presented. Contestants will not give a formal oral presentation in the traditional sense; however, they should be prepared to explain their research process and findings and to answer questions from judges concerning objectives, methods, design, results, and interpretation of research. Judges will visit each exhibit to evaluate posters using criteria established. At the conclusion of the competition, judges will meet with the organizing committee of the conference to confirm the winners.
The posters will be evaluated on a scale of 100 points max, on the following:
Participants whose posters are selected shall have to arrange their own travel and boarding, however, they will be provided with complimentary registration at the conference.
Guidelines for poster submission:
An abstract of 100 words should be submitted describing the research. You will be contacted if invited to enter your poster into the competition.
Acceptable Format for Submissions:
Each poster should contain the following sections and be clearly identified:
Place the title and names of authors at the top center of the poster.
Give a brief background, followed by a statement of the purpose of the research as either a question or a hypothesis.
Give a brief discussion of the techniques, data collection, replicas and statistics used.
Use tables and graphs that are easy to read and understand.
What did you find out?
Did you accept or reject your hypothesis?
Describe results in terms of general patient safety and healthcare quality principles. What is the significance of the findings?
Application Submission Process:
Please send the following information with your abstract to