In an effort to make research findings more accessible to patients and caregivers in the bleeding disorders community, HFA is inviting you to disseminate your research findings to community members in an atmosphere that encourages one-on-one opportunities for dialogue.

Our Research Poster Session, in which presenters will be able to interact with attendees in person, will take place during HFA鈥檚 2022 Annual Symposium in San Antonio, Texas聽on April 22nd from 3:00 to 4:00 pm CT.

Poster presenters will also be asked to provide a short (less than 5-minute) video in which they explain their posters and present their research in layman鈥檚 terms to be shared with virtual attendees.

Attendees of the poster session will also have the opportunity to vote for their favorite posters; the poster with the most votes will be awarded the People鈥檚 Choice Award and will be highlighted in a future edition of Dateline Federation, HFA鈥檚 community magazine.


A patient-centered research poster session in which bleeding disorders community members get to learn about research in plain language. Patients will have the opportunity to ask questions to gain a better understanding of the research and what has been done on behalf of the bleeding disorders community.

Basic Evaluation Criteria:

All鈥痵ubmitted鈥痑bstracts鈥痺ill be鈥痚valuated according to鈥痶he鈥痜ollowing basic criteria:

  • The abstract should have a clear message of original work and include only one or two major points. If there are more, an additional abstract should be written.
  • The abstract should not be based on anticipated data. Abstracts stating that 鈥渞esults will be presented鈥 or some variation thereof will be rejected.
  • The abstract should not be an advertisement for a particular service. Abstracts that are promoting or marketing a product or service will be rejected.

Please note that poster presenters from HFA鈥檚 2021 Virtual Symposium are invited back for in-person encore presentations.

Additional Information for Submitted Abstracts:

Evaluation Criteria for Original Research Abstract:

Original research abstracts are evaluated for quality of the study, novelty, generalizability or insightfulness or results, and relevance to the field. Quantitative studies are assessed for their success in testing a hypothesis or describing findings from an exploratory or pilot study. Qualitative studies are assessed for their success in describing a previously unexplored topic or increasing insight into a well-researched area. Research quality is assessed according to how well study aims and design match the research quality within the context of the methodological approach, i.e., qualitative, quantitative or mixed-methods. Authors should consider the following elements when writing their original research abstract, as they reflect the evaluation criteria used by the community abstract review committee:

  • A clear statement鈥痮f the research鈥痲uestion
  • Justification of the need for the research (identification of a knowledge gap or what is novel and/or important about the study)
  • Selection of appropriate target population to鈥痑nswer the research question
  • Clear discussion of methods, which may include statistical analysis appropriate for answering the research question (quantitative research) or how questions were derived and description of coding and thematic analysis process (qualitative research)
  • Clear presentation鈥痮f鈥痳esults
  • A discussion that accurately reflects the results and their implications, is consistent with the scope of the findings and addresses the research question

While the above elements should be addressed in an original research abstract, there is no required format or organization for abstracts. Authors may choose (but are not required) to structure abstracts using the following headings: Introduction, Hypothesis (for quantitative research) or Purpose (for qualitative research), Methods, Results, and Conclusions.

Authors should keep in mind that the audience will be primarily patients; this should be reflected in the terminology used and discussions provided.

Important Dates

  • Abstracts Due: February 18, 2022 | send to聽
  • Announcement of Accepted Abstracts: March 4, 2022
  • Final Posters and Videos Due: April 4, 2022
  • HFA Symposium in San Antonio: April 20-23, 2022
  • Poster Presentation Session: April 22, 2022 | 3:00 – 4:00 pm CT

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