How to Submit your eAbstract



Resident & Dental Student Digital Poster Session Requirements & Guidelines

2021 Virtual ACP Annual Session



Residents and Dental Students will be able to submit an abstract, poster, and video presentation that will be placed on a dedicated 2021 ACP Annual Session Poster Website. In addition, all posters and videos will be placed on a dedicated section of the 2021 ACP Annual Session Meeting Platform.

The purposes of the Poster Presentations are to promote the research of prosthodontics and engage residents and predoctoral dental students. The e-poster can be a presentation of research results, clinical outcomes, laboratory techniques, or topics of general interest to the American College of Prosthodontists' members and guests. It is intended to highlight the scholarly activity of the residents and dental students. Commercial presentations are not appropriate for this session.



All accepted applicants must submit their poster and video presentation files by the designated date (See timeline on last page). Posters and presentations will be judged, and the top 3 scores from each category (Predoctoral, Resident Case Presentation, Resident Original Research) will move on to the final round.


Final Round

Each of the nine finalists will present live via Zoom to the Poster Competition Subcommittee. The final round will be recorded in October before the annual session dates. Results from the final round of judging will determine the order of the 3 finalists from each category. Finalists will be notified of their placement before the annual session begins. The videos of the final round will be broadcasted to all annual session registrants during the meeting.

Prizes and Recognition

Each finalist will be recognized at the virtual Award Ceremony, and will receive cash prizes-

Resident Original Research Competition:

  • 1st Place: $750
  • 2nd Place: $500
  • 3rd Place: $250

Resident Case Presentation Competition:

  • 1st Place: $750
  • 2nd Place: $500
  • 3rd Place: $250

Dental Student Competition:

  • 1st Place: $500
  • 2nd Place: $350
  • 3rd Place: $200


  1. Resident applicants must be currently enrolled in a 3-4-year advanced training program in prosthodontics which is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). Additionally, graduates who completed a CODA-accredited prosthodontics residency program within 6 months prior to the Annual Session are also encouraged to participate. Dental student applicants must be currently enrolled in a DDS/DMD CODA-accredited dental program in  North America.
  2. Applicants must be a Resident Member or Predoctoral Alliance Affiliate of the ACP. If you are eligible for membership, you must submit your membership application to the ACP Central Office prior to submitting your application for review. DDS/DMD students must join as a Predoctoral Alliance Affiliate and residents must join as a Resident Member. See the following link for additional information:
  3. The presenter is required to register for the meeting. Posters will not be added to the poster website, meeting platform, or be eligible for the competition if the applicant is not registered by September 15.
  4. Commercial presentations will not be considered. Posters must avoid commercialism, promotion, or advertisement. Posters that are deemed to be commercial, promotional, or an advertisement will not be accepted.


Submissions Process

1. Abstract Submission

a. Please use the online ePosters system to submit an abstract that is 250 words or less.

b. Abstracts are due no later than Aug. 1, 2021 (11:59pm PT). Abstracts received after this deadline will not be eligible.

c. Changes in your abstract are acceptable until the deadline.

d. Abstracts will be published. Please ensure to check for grammar and spelling errors. Incomplete abstracts will not be published.


2. Acceptance/Confirmation

a. In late August, accepted abstract submissions will receive a confirmation and notice to submit electronic poster and presentation video. Applicants should expect further details about the creation and submission of their electronic poster via email.

b. Abstract submissions that are not accepted will receive email notification.


3.  Poster and Video Submission

a. Accepted poster presentations should be submitted electronically in PDF format to the online ePoster submission system. Layout must be in landscape format with dimensions of 140 cm (55 in) width x 70 cm (27.5 in) height. You can use PowerPoint or any other software you wish to use to set up the layout of your poster.

b. Video presentations must be submitted and should be between 3-5 minutes.

c. Electronic poster and videos must be submitted by Sept. 30, 2021. Unless the electronic poster and videos are submitted by the deadline, the application will be automatically withdrawn.

d. Graphic material, tables, and illustrations should be as simple as possible. Numbers or arrows to indicate the viewing sequence are of great assistance to viewers. The faces of subjects should be blacked out for privacy.

e. The text should be consistent with the Glossary of Prosthodontic Terms, 9th Edition.



Aug 1, 11:59 PT: Abstract submission site closes

Aug 15: Notification of acceptance or decline

Aug 16-20: Instructions on how to upload e-poster pdf and oral presentation video emailed

Sept 30, 11:59 PT: Deadline to submit final e-poster pdf and video

Oct 1-15: First round review and scoring of e-poster pdfs and videos

Mid-Oct: Finalists scheduled for live Zoom presentations with judges to determine 1st-3rd placement

(these sessions will be recorded for rebroadcast during the meeting).

Oct 27: All accepted Student E-poster abstracts, pdfs and videos are live on the online program and

separate dedicated website

Oct 30: First, Second and Third place winners (two resident categories and predoctoral) announced at the virtual Award Ceremony


Please Note: You will receive an email confirmation from ePosters System automatically. If you do not receive a confirmation, please contact [email protected]. Receipt of the application does not guarantee it will be accepted. Acceptance emails will be sent in late August. The ACP will not accept late applications.



Contact Mr. Adam Reshan at [email protected]



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