Science culture has changed and maybe poster sessions at conferences aren't as useful as they used to be, according to Ms.PhD at YoungFemaleScientist. "Posters are only useful for beginners, those working on the truly obscure, those whose work is already in press but who hate public speaking, chumps who want to get scooped," she says. The only way to "get anywhere" is to be invited to give a talk, the blogger suggests.

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