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Research Day

Join us Thursday, February 13 in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom for the thirtheenth annual EPI Research Day!

Research Day is an event where EPI members and collaborators showcase their wide range of pathogen-related research. Research Day includes breakfast, a poster session, lunch and keynote speeches by two leaders in the prevention and treatment of infectious disease. This year, the event will take place in the Grand Ballroom, on the second floor of the Reitz Union.

Abstract Submission - January 24 Deadline

Research Day Registration - February 7 Deadline


Keynote Speakers:

Kathryn Hanley, Regents' Professor, Department of Biology, New Mexico State University

Talk: Waiting in the Wings: Spillover, Spread and Spillback of Mosquito-Borne Viruses

Derek A.T. Cummings, Professor, Department of Biology, University of Florida; Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Talk: The Ecology of Dengue: Changes from Intervention, Climate and Competition


Research Day Schedule:
  9 a.m. – 10 a.m.         Registration, Breakfast and Poster Setup*
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.           Poster Sessions
12 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.     Lunch
  1 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.      Keynote Speeches
               3:30 p.m.      Poster Removal

*Registration will take place at the entrance to the Grand Ballroom. 

Transportation and Parking

Visitors to the Reitz Union can park in the UF Welcome Center and Bookstore parking garage on the corner of Museum Road and Reitz Union Drive. Short-term and daily fees apply during business hours. Orange decal parking is available on Museum Road, across the street from the welcome center. Please refer to the Campus Parking Map to find exact locations and decal requirements.
RTS Bus Routes
Bus numbers 9, 12, 117, and 121 stop at/near the Reitz Union.
To find a route that best serves you visit and use the RTS Trip Planner. Enter “686 Museum Rd,” as your ending point and a route will be planned for you.­­­­­­­­­­­­­­
To ease transportation to and from the Reitz Union, we will be offering shuttle service in the morning and afternoon from the circle drive in front of EPI to the circle drive at the Reitz.

Please note:

  • Abstract edits will not be possible after the abstract form has been submitted.
  • Email confirmation will be sent once the online submission form has been submitted.
  • One abstract for each submission is required. The abstracts will be printed in the Research Day Book of Abstracts.
  • Abstracts are limited to 400 words. The word limit applies to the online abstract submissions. Posters do not have a word count maximum.
  • Individuals/groups may submit more than one abstract.
  • Poster presentations may include new data or may reflect material that has been presented at national meetings within the past 18 months.
About posters:
  • Poster boards are 4 feet high and 5 feet wide.
  • As a suggestion, font size should be no less than 14-pt for paragraph text and 18-pt for sub-titles. Thirty-six point text or larger is ideal for the poster title. Sans serif fonts are best for paragraph body texts. It is ideal to make posters readable from a distance.
  • Examples of poster layouts can be found here.

Peruse past year's abstract booklets :
2019 Abstract Booklet  |  2018 Abstract Booklet |  2017 Abstract Booklet
2016 Abstract Booklet  |  2015 Abstract Booklet