We do come across , even senior cardiologists , who tend to undermine the importance of poster presentations in scientific conferences (I know a few , who ridicule it as well ? ) .
Is it not a meanly job for a cardiologist to paste a poster and stand beside it for hours , waiting for scientifically motivated audience !
But , what really matter is the thoughts , concepts and often the hard work that brings these posters to big league conferences .
Please remember abstract posters must cross the hurdle of the conference peer review committee’s scrutiny . Often times the poster arenas has launched some crazy ideas , transform them to great discoveries.
If only , Gruentzig had shied away from the poster he famously pasted on lawns of ACC , Annual scientific sessions ,Florida
1975 . . . the revolutionary concept of PTCA would still be in utero !
I argue the young fellows in cardiology to send as many scientific abstracts as possible in their national or international meets . This is where the the future of cardiology lies ! Simply don’t bother about the critics .