Young Investigator’s Forum – 2011 HIV Research: The Next Generation

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Date(s) - May 9, 2011 until Jun 10, 2011
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

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Statement of Purpose
The 2011 CHIPTS HIV/AIDS Young Investigator’s Forum aims to help young investigators transform the impact of their research. Building on the web-based format of the 2010 electronic Young Investigator’s Conference, we invite all researchers to be innovative in how they present their research on HIV/AIDS to present their findings in a manner that aims to make an impact. The strategy, format, and manner in presenting research projects can yield an effective audience experience. The more persuasive the presentation, the longer the project will be remembered and utilized.

There are many examples of strategies for presenting information in a novel manner. These are resources that we recommend to consider how to present information in a persuasive style:
The Visual Miscellaneum by David McCandless (Harper, 2009)
Beyond Bullet Points by Cliff Atkinson (Microsoft Press, 2007)

How to Submit
CHIPTS will accept submissions in a variety of styles, including video, PowerPoint slides, a recorded talk, a written paper, or any other format selected by the researcher. However, we request that the submission utilize a video format in order to present the work. We also request that each presentation indicate a thesis or challenge, data gathered, and information presented in a style with impact. The style of this competition will be similar to the Ashoka’s Changemakers website: www.changemakers.com. Submissions will be accepted from pre- and post-doctoral researchers.

Please note the following free resources that will allow you to create a video presentation from your PowerPoint slides:
ProfCast: http://www.profcast.com
Camtasia: http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia

All submissions must occur through the CHIPTS Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/CHIPTS. Participants are asked to post their video to the page wall.

If you have questions about the forum, please contact Brett Mendenhall at bmendenhall@mednet.ucla.edu OR post to our Facebook wall.

Voting
Your submission will be visible to the general public via the CHIPTS Facebook page.

Encourage your social network to view your submission and to “Like” it on the CHIPTS Facebook page. If those in your social network are not yet on Facebook, they can create a free account in order to view and “Like” your submission.

Ten (10) presentations with the highest number of “Likes” will be reviewed by an expert panel of HIV researchers.

Awards
A first- and second-place winner will be selected from the top ten “liked” presentations. The first-place winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize and will be invited to Atlanta (at CHIPTS’ expense—domestic airfare and lodging included) to participate in the 2011 CHIPTS R-13 conference, titled “Substance Use, Mental Health, and HIV: Emerging Biomedical and Policy Interventions,” to be held on Sunday, August 14th. The winner will present his/her entry and the award will be presented during lunch at that conference. The second-place winner will receive a $500 cash prize.

Timeline
Mon May 9
Forum opens for submissions and voting.

Mon May 16
Weekly mailings begin, highlighting all new submissions for the week.

Fri June 10
Deadline for submissions.

Fri June 17
Voting closes on Facebook. Final judging from expert panel begins.

Fri July 1
Two winners contacted and announced on conference site, as well as the CHIPTS website and Facebook page. All videos will remain available to the public.

Sun Aug 14
First-place winner presents winning entry and awarded prize at CHIPTS 2011 R-13 conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

Start Date and Time:
May 9, 2011 – 12:00pm - June 10, 2011 – 5:00pm