The DDI planning committee invites you to share your work with the attendees at the DDI annual meeting. Both scientific abstracts and educational exhibits will be considered. Work that has been previously presented in the past year is permissible. Accepted educational exhibits will be presented as posters. A limited number of ‘featured abstracts’ will be oral presentations. Notifications of abstract decisions will be made within 2 weeks of the abstract deadline. An award for “best poster” will be selected from the presented posters. Submit abstracts (250 word limit) to

Abstract submissions deadline: August 3, 2024

Scientific abstracts should be organized under the following headings:

Educational Exhibits should be organized under following headings:

Poster Specifications:

  • These instructions are written for PowerPoint, but are applicable to any other software you may wish to use. Use PowerPoint 2007 or newer, and set the dimensions of your poster to: 140 cm (55 in) width x 73 cm (28.5 in) height, in landscape orientation.
  • Number of pages (slides) one (1).
  • Make sure your text and background have a large contrast (dark lettering on a light background or the reverse).
  • The monitors are full high definition and therefore the letters on-screen look nice and smooth. It’s generally advised though, that for electronic posters to be read on-screen, a minimum 24-28 point size (or bigger) for body text fonts is used, to ensure optimal legibility from the usual distance of 3-5 ft. A little larger text (e.g.: of up to 32 pt size) might also be a good idea as it will provide comfortable reading from an even larger distance, such as up to 8 ft.
  • For embedded images prefer .jpeg or .png file formats in a resolution of 72 or 96 dpi.
  • Do not use animated effects, “animations” and videos
  • The use of standard abbreviations is acceptable. Other abbreviations should be placed in parentheses, after the first appearance of the full word(s) for which it stands.
  • Do not put any commercial logos on the poster. Institutional logos are acceptable.
  • Your poster should be self-explanatory so that you are free to supplement the information and discuss particular points raised during poster discussion.