For the first time this year, AcademyHealth experimented with text polling to identify poster presentations that attendees felt others should see in a virtual poster session. The polling was designed to highlight the often innovative work presented in the poster sessions and increase the interactivity of the sessions themselves. How it worked: Each poster presenter was assigned a poster number. Participants texted ARM and the poster number (i.e. ARM1) to a phone number assigned by our provider. The posters that received the most votes in each session were then recorded with a handheld HD video recorder in the poster hall. As this was the first year for this experiment, we weren't sure what to expect. (The inexperience of the videographer - me - added exponentially to the uncertainty!) The results: We had a blast meeting the poster presenters and doing the polling. Overall, we captured approximately 500 votes across all three sessions. The posters receiving the top votes from each session are highlighted below. Because the videography for the winner from session one (my fault - it was my first try) isn't ideal, we've provided a link to her work on Luckily, I happened to capture a somewhat better video of the very close second place poster from that session. We're including it here  as well as offering a recording of this year's student poster winner -which is chosen by a panel of judges, not the polling process -  just for fun. As you can tell from the background noise in the videos, the poster sessions were lively and engaging. I'm biased, but I think they were the best poster programs we've ever had. If you were there, please tell us what you thought of the sessions and the polling. If you weren't, we hope you enjoy this opportunity to see what you missed. Session I Anh Nguyen, M.S.P.H. University of Nebraska Rural/Urban Composition and Economic Impact of Nebraska’s Health Care Workforce: A County-Level Analysis View Poster Jeannie Cimiotti, DNSc, RN, CRNP Research Assistant Professor, Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research University of Pennsylvania Healthcare Worker Burnout and Healthcare-Associated Infection View Poster Session II Desiree De La Torre Johns Hopkins Medicine The Access Partnership (TAP): TAP into Health Care View Poster Session III Rashmita Basu, Ph.D. Scott and White Healthcare Relationship between Informal and Formal Care for Dementia View Poster Student Poster Winner Erika Cottrell, Ph.D., M.P.P. Oregon Health & Science University Understanding Safety Events in Pre-hospital Emergency Medical Services for Children View Poster This post was written by Kristin Rosengren, Director of Communications

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