ICAW stimulates the participation of young scientists in its meetings. Therefore, young scientists are encouraged to put themselves forward for a oral presentation or volunteer to co-chair a session. You can do this during registration.
Poster pitch presentations
This time we will apply a different format. From the submitted abstracts for posters, we will select interesting topics (focussing mainly on young scientists) to be presented as pitch presentations before the actual poster session. They will have 5 minutes (no questions) to present their key findings in a maximum of 5 slides. The aim is to promote your work and attrackt people to visit your poster. Thus poster presenters must still assemble their posters as advised.
Co-chairing a session
As a young scientist it might sound scary to co-chair a session. However, it will give you the opportunity to grow as a researcher, becoming more independent and increase your self-confidence. As mentioned before, the meeting has a friendly atmosphere and might therefore be the ideal place to give co-chairing a go. You will be teamed up with a more senior scientist, so that both of you together can come up with suitable questions and ensure a smooth progress of your session.
Young Scientist awards
Among the young scientists that were selected to present a pitch presentation, the best pitch will be awarded with a prize. We will take into account the clarity of the slides and if the young scientist were able to bring across their key findings. This is seperate from the poster prize.
Young scientists that were selected for an oral presentation will be in the running for the best oral presentation prize. Also here judging will include clarity of the slides and how the presenter brings across the keys messages/findings.