The Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) Congress is a three-day conference that is held biennially in the Birmingham ICC, and hosted by the IBMS. The conference is filled with fascinating lectures that cater for a number if biomedical disciplines, there are short paper presentations, workshop groups, poster competitions, trade stands (with bundles of enticing free swag), and most importantly some great out-of-hours social events.
I absolutely love Congress, and this year I decided to enter into the poster competition. At first, when I submitted my abstract, I wasn’t sure if I’d get accepted because I wasn’t presenting anything like a research project, I was making a poster about this very blog!! I wanted to show how blogging about my profession (which is histology, by the way) helped me significantly progress in my understanding of the subject as well as giving me the confidence to teach others. I also wanted to show how I was using my histology-based blogposts as a form of evidence for my Continuing Professional Development (CPD) portfolio. All very subjective, I hear you say, and that’s what concerned me about my application into the competition.
Well, a few months later I received an email from the IBMS congratulating me on being successfully selected for the poster competition. Brill!! So, I presented it….and I actually won in the Education category!! I was ecstatic.
So, please allow me to introduce to you…. (drum roll, please)
My prize winning poster:
Special thanks goes to Chris Hilton for helping me make my design look far better than I ever could have imagined.
Also, if you’re interested, you can check out all the 2013 IBMS Congress winners of the Poster and Short Paper competitions here.