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Calling 2023 Participants!

The 48th annual GREAT Symposium will be held March 27-30, 2023 in the Bird Library Atrium & Auditorium. Trophies and travel awards will be given to the top presenters from the Oral and Poster Presentation Competitions, and a cash prize will be awarded to the winner of the Flash Talk Competition. 2022-2023 OUHSC graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and OSSM students are welcome to participate.

  • Abstract portal will open January 3rd, 2023. 
  • Submission deadline is January 30, 2023No late entries will be accepted.

2023 Abstract Submission Instructions - CLICK HERE

Online Submission Link


Competitive Oral Presentations

Oral Presentation Instructions - Click to Download

  • Deadline to email your PowerPoint: March 17th. Email to Annie-N-Smith@ouhsc.edu. This will be loaded onto the computer in the Auditorium for access the day-of. Please note that no changes can be made to your ppt after March 17th.
  • You will be assigned a designated time to present. The presentation schedule will be emailed to all GREAT presenters as soon as submissions have been approved and judges are assigned.
  • Note: if you create the PowerPoint on a Mac, be sure to use “Insert Picture” instead of copy-paste for figures.

On the day of your presentation:

  • Arrive to your assigned session at least 10 minutes before it begins. Introduce yourself to the moderator so we know you are present.
  • Oral presentations are 10 minutes, with an additional 5 minutes to answer questions from judges and audience. Points will be deducted for exceeding these time limits.
  • A student moderator will break in after 9 minutes to tell you that you have one minute remaining. At 10 minutes, the moderator will again break in. Please conclude immediately. Failure to conclude immediately will result in a point deduction.
  • The moderator will cut off the questions & answers at the allotted time.
  • There will be 3 judges per session. See sample score sheet at the end of this document.
  • Winners will be announced during the Awards Ceremony on Thursday, March 30th.

Competitive Poster Presentations 

Poster Guidelines - Click to Download

  • Poster setup will be held Monday, March 27th from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM in the Library Atrium.  You will be assigned to a specific poster board number upon check-in.
  • In additional to a General Poster Viewing session, you will be assigned a designated time to present to Judges. The presentation schedule will be emailed to all GREAT presenters as soon as submissions have been approved and judges are assigned.

On the day of your presentation:

  • Arrive to your assigned session at least 10 minutes before it begins.
  • You will have 5 minutes to present your poster and an additional 5 minutes to answer questions from judges.



Flash Talk Competition

Flash Talk Instructions-Click to Download


Evaluation Request

You can request a copy of your written evaluations by emailing the Graduate College at gradcollege@ouhsc.edu or contacting Annie Smith (Annie-N-Smith@ouhsc.edu) within 2 weeks after GREAT Week concludes. Score sheets will not be available beyond that timeframe. We encourage you to get the feedback from your evaluations to learn and improve for your next presentation!