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L2 IMPACT! Developing Posters and Abstracts (ESSENTIAL)

Workshop Date(s):

21 Nov 2019 (Thu) | 1300 - 1700 | Academia, L2-S1

Facilitator: Ms Robyn Foo and Mr Muhammad Yusuf

The single term ‘Abstracts’ is used to refer to more than one academic writing in different contexts. In the context of a manuscript, it refers to the summary of a journal article. In the context of conferences, it refers to posters or oral presentations. This workshop will look only at posters as presentation skills fall outside its scope. 

While posters created for a conference differ in critical ways from abstracts written for a manuscript (e.g. one allows for references, the other does not), they also share certain similarities (e.g. small word count). 

At this hands-on workshop, participants will explore the differences that will help them adopt the right strategies for each type of abstract appropriately. They will also engage in tasks that will hone their skills to write concisely and discuss how to avoid the common pitfalls associated with writing abstracts. 

Using these principles of good writing, they will revise and edit their own abstracts for clarity and concision. Feedback will be given in the form of peer review.

NOTE: This workshop is for only EDUCATIONAL RESEARCHERS, and NOT for those interested in clinical or HSSR research.


This workshop is part of the Level 2 Advanced Educators Workshops, designed to help interprofessional educators develop advanced competencies in the IMPACT! Domain.

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the similarities and differences between manuscript abstracts and posters
  • Delineate the principles of clear and concise writing
  • Revise and edit their own abstracts for clarity and concision


  • Applicants are required to submit a copy of their own EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH abstracts upon registration
  • Applicants are expected to bring their own individual laptops/notebooks to the workshop
  • Applicants without laptops should bring a hard copy of their abstracts (font size 12, double-spaced)

Measurable Outcomes:

Abstracts that are ready for submission.

Class Size:

5 to 8 participants


0.5 Day

Course Fee*:

This ½-day workshop is chargeable at S$250, subjected to prevailing GST rates.

*Course fee is subject to change


For 21 Nov 2019 session, please register by 7 Nov 2019! Click here.