Call for Proposals Poster Presentations

HIMSS invites you to submit a proposal to present a poster at the 2020 Global Health Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Florida. The conference will be held Monday, March 9 - Friday, March 13, 2020. If your poster is selected, it will be displayed in tandem with the HIMSS20 Career Expo. Poster presenters will be required to attend the Career Expo during a designated time to participate in a question and answer session regarding the poster being presented. For the 2020 Global Health Conference & Exhibition we are seeking proposals for two categories, Early Careerists and Students. Please reference the eligibility criteria for each below. 

Early Careerists Poster Presentation consideration, applicants must:

  • Have less than 5 years’ experience in the health IT industry at the time of the 2020 Global Health Conference & Exhibition (Monday, March 9 – Friday, March 13, 2020);
  • Be a current HIMSS member in good standing;
  • Cannot currently be serving on any HIMSS Board (Health 2.0, HIMSS, HIMSS Analytics, HIMSS Asia Pacific, HIMSS Europe, HIMSS Media, HIMSS North America, or PCHAlliance); and
  • Cannot be currently employed nor serving in an internship capacity for HIMSS, nor engaged in a consulting contract with any business unit of HIMSS.

 The call for early careerists poster presentations is now open and will close on Wednesday, September 25. Please contact earlycareerists@himss.org with any questions.

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Student Poster Presentation consideration, applicants must:

  • The applicant at the time of 2020 Global Health Conference & Exhibition (Monday, March 9 – Friday, March 13, 2020) must be a student in good standing and actively taking coursework in an accredited undergraduate, graduate or doctoral program related to the health information or management systems field;
  • The specific degree program is not a critical factor, although it is expected that programs similar to those in industrial engineering, operations research, bioinformatics, health informatics, computer science and information systems, mathematics, quantitative programs in business administration, clinical disciplines, or health administration will predominate;
  • Be a current HIMSS member in good standing;
  • Cannot currently be serving on any HIMSS Board (Health 2.0, HIMSS, HIMSS Analytics, HIMSS Asia Pacific, HIMSS Europe, HIMSS Media, HIMSS North America, or PCHAlliance); and
  • Cannot be currently employed nor serving in an internship capacity for HIMSS, nor engaged in a consulting contract with any business unit of HIMSS.

The call for student poster presentations is now open and will close on Wednesday, September 25. Please contact earlycareerists@himss.org with any questions.

Submit a Proposal

Poster Presentation Topics

Posters should address one of the topics which align with the main education topics for the 2020 Global Health Conference & Exhibition. Further definition regarding each of these topics for the 2020 Global Health Conference & Exhibition can be found here.

  • Applied Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Biomedical Informatics or Healthcare Informatics
  • Consumerization and Patient Experience
  • Cybersecurity, Privacy, or Security
  • Data and Analytics
  • Health Information Exchange or Interoperability
  • Healthcare Applications and Technologies
  • Innovation, Entrepreneurship, or Venture Investment
  • Leadership, Governance, or Strategy
  • Organizational Change Management
  • Personalized Health and Genomics
  • Population Health or Public Health
  • Professional Development or Workforce Development
  • Quality Improvement Model Practices
  • Telehealth
  • User Experience (UX), Usability, or User-Centered Design
  • Value-Based Care Models

    What is a Poster Session?

    Poster sessions are designed in the vein of storyboards, using graphics, charts and other eye-catching information posted on a 4’ x 8’ bulletin board to provide attendees with a more visual means to learn about useful tools and successful case studies.

    A poster session is a graphic presentation of project findings that displays graphs, charts, figures, photos, or tables, and a small amount of text on a poster board (like a storyboard). The participant is invited to prepare and post a visual summary of facts, experiences or opinions for viewing by conference attendees. The posters will be grouped together in exhibition-style rows.

    The poster format allows one presenter an opportunity to speak in a more informal environment, standing next to your poster, speaking to smaller groups of people. The interaction is more personalized to the questions of the attendee/reviewer.

    HIMSS Guide to Creating a Conference Poster

    Poster Presentation Benefits

    Should your proposal be selected, as a poster presenter, you will receive:

    • Professional visibility;
    • 1 (one) complimentary registration to the 2020 Global Health Conference & Exhibition*; and
    • 5 (five) HIMSS advancement points.

    For questions regarding poster submissions, please contact DonVielle Young, Senior Associate, Professional Development at (312) 915-9526.

    *The complimentary registration is non-transferrable, cannot be combined with other discounts. The complimentary registration cannot be used for future conferences or other HIMSS events. Please note that several authors may contribute to the poster session, but only one complimentary benefit package will be granted per poster session.