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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 Chapel Hill on April 19 -21 for our annual interdisciplinary conference

NO ONE LEFT BEHIND: How Perinatology Can Be a Leader
in Equitable Care from Public Health to Rare Diseases



Upon acceptance of your poster submission:

  • Accept your invitation by February 1. Respond to Jerry Ballas, MD, MPH 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.

  • If you're travelling to join us, book your hotel accommodations before March 31. *

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.

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, April 20

    • 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, April 10.

See our AGENDA

Online Poster Gallery:

  • In addition to displaying your poster at our venue, the Friday Conference Center at UNC - Chapel Hill, 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 2022 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, April 10 to be included in the online poster gallery. We can not guarantee that materials sent after April 10 will be available for viewing by April 19.

2023 Poster Presentations will be posted online April 19

Presenting in Chapel Hill:

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, April 19. See the map of campus.

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

  • Wednesday, April 19th from 8:30 - 9:00 am, 2:30 - 3:00 pm and 5:00 – 6:00 pm 

  • Thursday, April 20th from 8:15 - 9:00 am, 1:00pm – 1:30 pm and 3:45pm – 4:15 pm

  • Friday, April 21st from 8:15 - 8:45 am

  • virtually, as requested by attendees


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Friday Conference Center
100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 

Awards for best posters in the categories of Original Research and Models of Care will be presented on Friday, April 21st during our opening conference session at 9:00am eastern.

* 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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