Yvon Pelletier Award Poster Presentation
POSTER SUBMISSION FOR 2012 CONFERENCE
Congratulations to Cathy Gaudon and Tammy White of Newfoundland winners of the 2012 Award.
50 years ago, walking on an orthopaedic floor, the visual was that of equipment and a lot of it! Bars were attached to each bed in preparation for a patient needing traction. Pulleys, weights and ropes were a popular site. Because it was common place, most knew what to do and, more importantly, what NOT to do. Today, when entering an orthopaedic unit the hardware of fifty years ago is not so common place. Traction is not as recognized today. People are not familiar with the rules of traction; which is why it is important to develop a poster to be displayed when traction is a means of treatment.
Our main objective in developing this poster is to educate the patient, their visitors and staff. By definition posters are designed to be both eye-catching and informative. Thus it is our hope that the target group will be compelled to view and read our poster before attempting to shake, pull or grab something they should not.
Criteria for 2014 Poster Presentations
CSOT has plans underway for the 2014 conference and is anticipating another successful event. Besides the demonstrations, plenary, and award presentations, the 2014 conference will include poster presentations.
The Yvon Pelletier Poster Award is for a CSOT member in good standing, chosen by the Awards Committee for best poster display during the Convention.
Criteria for the Yvon Pelletier Award is as follows:
Rating of poster Content
1. The poster is relevant to health care professionals in orthopaedics
2. Presenter demonstrates knowledge and expertise on topic
3. Presenter is available at designated times to discuss the poster presentation
4. Demonstrates experiences, methods, materials, treatments, which may have resulted in improvements for patients,
fracture clinics, operating room, emergency and product innovations
1. The goal of the poster is readily apparent
2. The presenter's stated goal is consistent with the poster's apparent goal
3. Material is presented in simple eye-catching format. Should be readable from three to five feet away
4. Material is presented in clear concise manner (headlines should be short, active, lively; average sentence should be under 20 words; fad words eliminated; simple words used instead of complex words)
5. Poster is informative but not too long as to lose the attention of the viewer
6. Illustrations, charts and graphs each have a caption
7. Presentation is free of any unrelated or irrelevant data
8. Author's name and institution clearly evident
9. Creativity is demonstrated in format of presentation
10. Comparison of results - before and after - if applicable
11. Description of steps taken to reach the result
12. Practical ideas adaptable for implementation
The Posters will bring together ideas from all geographic regions across Canada by CSOT members for improvements and
innovations in orthopaedic care.
Posters will be displayed individually and should be a maximum of 3' by 6' which could be divided into smaller boards for ease of carrying.
The presenter of the poster judged to be number one will receive a $250 award and a diploma from the CSOT.
Call for abstracts
Instructions for abstract submissions
Abstracts for poster presentations must be postmarked by February 1, 2014. Instructions for abstract submissions are as follows:
a. The abstract should be no more than 250 words.
b. Abstracts must be typed. Lettering should be sharp and clear.
c. Type title all in CAPITAL LETTERS, leave a one-line spaced.
d. On the next line type the author name(s) (given and surname), and institution. Leave a two-line space between
the author information and the body of the abstract.
e. The body of the abstract should be typed single spaced
f. Submit the original and one (1) copy. The author's name and all identifying information must be removed from the one copy.
(All identifying information should also be removed from the body of the abstract).
g. Enclose with abstract one self-addressed stamped envelope.
h. Enclose a biographical sketch for each presenter, example,
include education preparation, i.e. R.T. (Orthopaed) plus
continuing education programs, experience, years of experience in orthopaedics.
Send all required materials to:
18 Wynford Drive,
North York, Ontario