Emerging Pathogens Institute Research Day: Abstract deadline

Research Day for the Emerging Pathogens Institute will be held Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Reitz Union Rion Ballroom (third floor)The day will provide an opportunity for investigators in the field of emerging pathogens/infectious diseases to showcase their work and meet other investigators and potential collaborators with similar interests. The institute encourages anyone working in the field to submit an abstract for the Research Day poster session, which will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The deadline for abstract submissions is Friday, Jan. 18. 

Follow this link to submit an abstract: https://ufl.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3eEGwQ58GjjljTv

The deadline for registration is Friday, Feb. 1. 

Follow this link to register: https://ufl.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2g8RM28dH7UMknz

View the schedule below:

9 a.m.: Breakfast & Poster set-up
10 a.m.–1 p.m.: Poster sessions (presenters are asked to stand by their posters)
Noon–12:45 p.m.: Lunch
1–3:15 p.m.: Keynote speakers (see below)
3:30 p.m.: Wrap-up & poster removal

Keynote speakers:

Maria Elena Bottazzi, PhD, FASTMH

Associate Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine, Professor and Co-Section Head of Pediatrics (Tropical Medicine) and Professor of Molecular Virology and Microbiology, Baylor College of Medicine; Co-Director, Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development, Houston, Texas; Distinguished Professor in Biology, Baylor University, Waco, Texas

Mike Jeger, PhD

Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Investigator, Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London, Silwood Park, UK

Students, post-docs and faculty are strongly encouraged to submit research poster presentations dealing with emerging pathogens/infectious diseases. While posters with new, original data are preferred, posters submitted at national meetings within the past 18 months are acceptable for presentation. Submissions from other universities and from local/county/state health departments are also welcome. Last year, a record number of 166 posters were presented, which will hopefully be surpassed this year.


  1. Don’t forget to check your abstract for errors.
  2. Abstracts will be printed in the Research Day abstract booklet. You will receive an email confirming the acceptance of your abstract once you hit “submit.” If you do not receive this, please contact us at EPI-ResearchDay@epi.ufl.edu.
  3. There is a 400-word maximum on your abstract. This is only for the abstract. You may have more than 400 words on your poster.
  4. You may submit more than one abstract.
  5. Poster presentations may include new data or may reflect material that has been presented at national meetings within the past 18 months.


  1. Poster boards are 4′ tall and 5′ wide.
  2. Font size should be no less than 14 pt for paragraph text and 18 pt for sub-titles. 36-pt text or larger is ideal for the poster title. Sans serif fonts are best for paragraph body texts. You will want to make sure that your poster can be read from a distance.

Please email the EPI Research Day Team (EPI-ResearchDay@epi.ufl.edu) if you have any questions and visit this website to stay up to date on the event: epi.ufl.edu/news-and-events/research-day/