Annual Meeting Poster Award


Congratulations to this year's Annual Meeting Poster Award Winner, Megha Trivedi, BS,BA for her poster on "Patch Testing Results in Patients with Vulvar Disease." 


Each year, the American Contact Dermatitis society presents the Poster Award for the best research/review poster by a resident or medical student at the Scientific Session of the Annual Meeting. The best poster presented will receive a certificate and will be recognized during the annual meeting. Further, the winner is encouraged to present their findings to the society's journal Dermatitis. 

The following criteria are used:

Originality: How original or unique is the idea, observation or research? This criterion assumes that the applicant’s sponsor made a contribution, but it evaluates only the originality of the idea or concept, not the originator of the idea.
Design or methods used in the investigation or research: This criterion considers the appropriateness and cleverness of the design or methods used in the investigation or research, which includes such obvious parameters as appropriate patch test concentrations, reading times, controls and the like.
Logicality of conclusions: Do the conclusions reached by the investigator follow logically from the investigative methods used? Did the presentation make sense?
Clinical usefulness: How useful are the observations or conclusions to the clinical practitioner? Although laboratory research is welcome, emphasis is placed on the practicality of the observations or on conclusions that are applicable to clinical practice. This includes such considerations as the probability of seeing patients with a similar problem and the ability to use any new information to the immediate benefit of patients.

Posters are rated by the attendees of the scientific meeting. The poster accumulating the highest total votes will receive the award. In the event of a tie, both posters will be awarded the honor. 

How to apply: Complete the online submission form including: 

1. Indicate your eligibility for the Fisher Resident Award.
2. Submit a letter from your Program Director confirming your status.
3. Return all application documents to ACDS by October 31, 2017.

Applications for the award must be received by October 31, 2017. Contact the ACDS office for applications or further information at 386/437-4405 or by email at

Abstract forms are downloadable on the ACDS web site at

Residents attending the ACDS Annual Meeting received free registration with a letter from their department chair.

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