Poster Session Information
Poster Process Timeline
Poster Templates and Release Forms
Poster Release Form - must be submitted with your Abstract
Additional instructions are provided on the template itself
Poster Display and Viewing Times
Thursday, July 20th, 2017
We would like the posters to be available for viewing during the social reception on Thursday evening from 6:30-8:00 pm.
Posters can be set-up as early as 4:30 pm on Thursday in the XX room in the Hotel located on the XX level. (Details to follow) Posters would then remain up for the duration of the symposium.
Friday July 21st, 2017
Viewing during breakfast, lunchtime and the conference breaks on Friday 7:00 am - 6:30 pm. We would like to leave the posters in place for 30-45 minutes after the Symposium concludes. Posters must be taken down by 6:30 pm
All posters should be oriented horizontally.
We will provide you with push pins to attach your poster to the display board.
Elements of Design
There are many ways to design an appealing and interesting poster. The following provide some guidelines, but should not be considered restrictive for the development of your poster.
1 Overall poster size should not exceed 48”W X 36”H. Informational posters may be smaller, but not less than 36”W X 30”H
2 Consider your goals as you develop your poster. Ideally, you want to best represent your research or clinical work in a poster to stimulate understanding of your material, discussion, questions and even potentially collaboration with attendees.
3 Clarity and brevity are key concepts in poster development. Remember, viewers will not take long periods of time to read paragraphs of text. Consider bullet points, graphs, tables and photos to convey your information.
4 Font size - your title should be readable for viewers from 10 feet away. Often this means setting your font size to 72 and selecting bold for your poster title. Section titles and body copy should be readable from 3-7 feet away. Section titles should be bold also and typically size 48 or above. Body copy should be a font size of at least size 28 or above. *Please note, the readability of font styles can vary and some experimentation will be necessary.
5 Orient the information on your poster in columns, with a natural progression from top left to bottom right. Consider using arrows to help guide your viewer through the natural progression of your information.
6 Posters are often printed with a large document printer on a single sheet of paper. This results in a very clean look. PowerPoint is a common software program that many people have access to and can easily be used to create posters.
TRY TO USE THE POWER POINT TEMPLATE PROVIDED. YOU MAY MODIFY IT AS REQUIRED
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