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REACH-OUT Poster Forum

The 2024 REACH-OUT Poster Forum will take place on Monday, April 22, 2024, in OU-Tulsa's Founders Hall from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.  Posters will also be available for viewing on the Open Science Framework. 

Three winners for first, second, and third place will be selected from the displayed posters. The REACH-OUT Poster Forum committee recognizes the immense value in work around inclusion of underrepresented groups in research as well as transdisciplinary convergence research. For this reason, two awards will also be given for posters that excel in each of these areas.

The event is presented by the Office of the OU-Tulsa Assistant Vice President for Research, the Office for Research Development and Scholarly Activity and the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Library.

Abstract submission deadline is March 8, 2024.

Click here for abstract submission and event information.

Click here for abstract submission portal.

Click here to view the 2024 Book of Abstracts.


Who participates in the forum?

The REACH-OUT Poster Forum (formerly OU-Tulsa Research Forum) is an annual event to showcase research. Current OU-Tulsa fellows, residents, students, or staff and TU students are welcome to submit abstracts to the forum. 

To see the 2024 REACH-OUT Poster Forum posters, click here.

Take a look at previous year's abstract books:

Research Forum 2023

Research Forum 2022

Research Forum 2021

Research Forum 2020

Research Forum 2019


2024 REACH-OUT Poster Forum Information

Fellows, residents, students, or staff can submit an abstract through the REACH-OUT Poster Forum submission website. You can submit abstracts in one of our categories by Friday, March 8, 2024.

All abstracts should be reviewed by your faculty mentor before you submit. Don't know who that is? Check with your department chair or advisor. 

Peer reviewers in a related field will review the submissions to determine if they meet best practices. You will be notified if the abstract has been accepted or rejected by Tuesday, March 26, 2024. This gives you several weeks to prepare a poster and get it printed.  The poster printing and OSF upload deadline is April 16, 2024.

Click here to see more details about the event.

Peer reviewers in your field, or in a related field, will review all of the abstracts that are submitted. Some abstracts will be accepted and some will be rejected. We want your abstract to be accepted - here are some tips.

It is very important to follow the instructions listed on the Call for AbstractsDon't forget - all abstracts should be reviewed by your faculty mentor before you submit.

Reviewers will consider the following questions as they read through the abstract submissions:

Confidentiality: Did the author ensure confidential information is not revealed?

Originality: Is the abstract novel and interesting?
Will the information add to current body of knowledge?
Is the research question important?
Are the results useful to one or more academic constituents?

Structure: Are the key elements included (background, methods, results, etc.)?
Does the content of the abstract reflect the title?
Does the introduction/background provide relevant information?
Are the methods adequately described?
Is the method an appropriate one to collect the data needed to address the objectives?
Are the design and sampling plan, or units of data collected appropriate for the project?
Is the analysis plan cogent and accurate?
Are the results explained clearly and logically?
Are the author’s conclusions supported by the results?

Is the abstract well written, grammatically correct?
Abstracts that indicate "the work is in progress" or "the results will be discussed" are unacceptable.


The REACH-OUT Poster Forum is your opportunity to present your research to your peers, faculty and community leaders. In addition, attendees will be from area companies, foundations, nonprofit organizations, and other universities and you should be prepared to make a positive and lasting impression.