Visual Abstracts

What is a Visual Abstract?

Visual abstract posters are visual summaries that highlight key points and allow for presenters to quickly communicate scientific information, which will help accommodate this year’s virtual conference format! The visual abstract poster format will also allow for presenters to have more time to engage in interactive discussion with attendees.

For more on how to create your own visual abstract, check out this video from the BU Medical Library.

For quick tips and tricks, check out this handout, put together by our friends at the BU Medical Library.

Visual Abstract Poster Presentation Templates

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Visual Abstract Poster Deadlines

All visual abstract posters will be compiled for print in the McCahan Day program. To be included in the program, please submit your visual abstract poster as either a PowerPoint slide or a PDF to Dr. Jonathan Wisco at by May 17, 2021. All visual abstracts will be made available to participants and viewers by May 24, 2021.


If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Jonathan Wisco at