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Guidance for
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Thank you for sharing your research with us.

We hope that you enjoy your time with our NPA community.
We are providing the following guidance to assist you a you prepare to join us in Anaheim
 on May 15 -17 for our annual interdisciplinary conference

 Towards Trauma-Responsive Perinatal Care


Upon acceptance of your poster submission:

  • Accept your invitation by January 1.  Respond to Jerry Ballas, MD, MPH at  Pamela Geller, PhD at  and Chavis Patterson, PhD at 

  • Register for the conference using the code sent to you in your acceptance email. You must register to confirm your participation. Acceptance of your poster includes one discounted conference registration. When posters are presented by a team, at least one person should be available to present your research in-person.

  • Book your hotel accommodations before ________ . *

Designing Your Poster:

  • Many universities provide guidance and support to their students and faculty. Check with your institution. For reference, see the guidance from UNC-Chapel Hill's Graduate School Academic Presentations and Posters

  • We recommend the following resources and tools for designing your poster:

Poster Dimensions:

  • The preferred format for academic posters in the U.S. is a landscape design with a 4:3 ratio. This typically means a poster that is 48" x 36"

  • Another common format is a "widescreen digital landscape." This is a popular format for websites and PowerPoint presentations. It uses a 16:9 ratio. When formatted for printing, a poster using this format might measure 56" x 31.5"

  • Our presentation boards accommodate posters up to 72" x 48"

  • Posters may be printed on paper or fabric.

  • We will provide push pins - but it's a good idea to bring your own too.


If you already have a poster printed in another format, we will do our best to accommodate you.


Our goal is to create space where presenters and conference attendees can come together, share their work, and learn from each other.   

NPA welcomes multiple presentations from your team.

However, in order to provide meaningful opportunities for interacting, we require that each poster has a dedicated presenter.

In other words, while an individual can be an author on multiple presentations,  each poster must have a dedicated registered presenter.  One attendee may not present multiple posters. 

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If you receive an invitation for a 10-minute podium presentation:

  • Accept or decline your invitation by responding to Chavis Patterson, PhD our 2023 Conference Co-Chair at in a timely fashion. We have a limited number of spots and we want to make sure we provide as many people as possible with opportunities.

  • Confirm your scheduled time in our agenda - Thursday, May 16

    • Break-Out Sessions "A" and "B"  1:30 - 2:30​

    • Break-Out Session "C" and "D"  2:35 - 3:35

  • Send a PDF of your poster to Erika Goyer at​. This image will be projected on our conference screen and will accompany your 10-minute presentation. In the email to Erika, please include:

    • your name

    • credentials

    • pronouns

    • contact information

    • he title of your poster

    • the name of your sponsoring institution or organization (if applicable)    


* DEADLINE is Monday, May 6.

See our AGENDA

Online Poster Gallery:

  • In addition to displaying your poster at our venue,  we will host your poster online at This allows our conference participants to view your presentation online, interact with you virtually, and connect with you for further discussion. This online gallery is especially valuable for our virtual conference attendees. 

  • See our 2023 poster presentations for examples of what this looks like.

  • Please submit all information and materials to Erika at including:

    • the title of your poster​

    • names of all authors and contributors, including credentials and affiliations

    • the name and email address of the primary poster presenter (to be shared online)

    • a video abstract, if you choose to do one (MP4 format or link to where the video is hosted)

    • links to relevant resources or materials  While you may provide handouts to accompany your poster, they should be educational in nature.  NPA restricts commercial transactions at our conference. 

* DEADLINE: Please submit all materials by Monday, May 6 to be included in the online poster gallery. We can not guarantee that materials sent after May 6 will be available for viewing by May 15.

2024 Poster Presentations will be posted online May 13.

Presenting in California:

We're excited to meet you and learn more about your work.

Please take advantage of everything the conference has to offer.

You can set up your poster at our conference venue beginning 8:00 am on Wednesday, May 15. See the map.

We REQUIRE that you are available to meet with conference attendees during these scheduled poster viewing times:

  • Wednesday, May 15th from 8:30 - 9:00 am, 2:30 - 3:00 pm and 5:00 – 6:00 pm 

  • Thursday, May 16th from 8:15 - 9:00 am, 1:00pm – 1:30 pm and 3:45pm – 4:15 pm

  • Friday, May 17th from 8:15 - 8:45 am

  • virtually, as requested by attendees



Awards for best posters in the categories of Original Research and Models of Care will be presented on Friday, May 17th during our opening conference session at 9:00am pacific.

* If you need assistance during the conference, please text Kristy (314) 440-7454 or Erika (512) 586-7247.

We will try to respond in a timely manner. Or leave a message at the online Help Desk.

At NPA. we believe in interdisciplinary collaboration and in elevating the voices of parents, pregnant people, students, advocates, and providers.

Please share our resources with your community. Then share your resources with us.

We can improve perinatal care together!

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