A poster presentation combines a visual display on a poster board of the highlights of research with a question-and-answer opportunity. You will be assigned a one-hour period during which you should be present at your poster for discussion and questions. In addition, the poster will be available for viewing by attendees during all hours the poster hall is open.
An image of your poster will be archived on the meeting website, and instructions for sending your PDF after the meeting will be provided shortly.
Before Your Session:
  • Schedule: The poster facilities in Hall D will be available for mounting of posters on Sunday,4 May, from 12.00 to 17.00 and on Monday, 5 May from 07.00 to 13.00. Your poster must be in place by 13.00 on Monday. It should remain mounted and available for viewing until 12.30 on Friday, 9 May. It must be removed by 13.00 on Friday.
  • Measurements: Each presenter is assigned a space which measures
  - Height: 1m/3 ft. 4 in  
- Width: 1m/3 ft. 4 in.
  Posters exceeding these measurements and extending into areas reserved for other posters may be removed.
  • Mounting: Posters should be designed and constructed so they can be attached to the poster board with pushpins, which will be found at each poster board. Additional pins may be requested at the meeting registration desk.
  • Check the program book to verify your program number and the day of your presentation in case there have been last minute changes!
During Your Session:
  • You will be assigned a program number. Odd numbered posters are presented during the first hour of the session, and even numbered posters during the second hour. Check the program book to confirm the day of your poster session.


  • The poster should show the full title of your submission.
  • Text should be brief and well organized, presenting only enough data to support your conclusions.
  • The text should make clear the significance of your research.
  • The text should include (most likely as separate elements of the poster) your hypothesis, methods, results, and conclusions.
  • A clear, simple, uncluttered arrangement is the most attractive and the easiest to read.
  • For best legibility, it is suggested that the title lettering be at least 2"/5cm high, with authors' names and affiliations smaller.
  • All lettering should be legible from a distance of approximately 5 feet/1.5m. It is suggested that font size should be at least 24 point, in bold style. The typeface chosen should be a simple and clear one (e.g., Helvetica). Titles should be in all upper case letters. The remainder of the text should be in a combination of upper and lower case letters.
  • Color should be used sparingly, to provide contrast. The featured parts of the poster can be highlighted with warm colors, and the less important parts can be done in cool colors. Some suggestions for color combinations are as follows: Green on white, red on white, black on white, blue on white, white on blue, and white on black.
  • Illustrations should be simple and eye-catching, with unnecessary detail left out. If possible, convert tables to graphic displays. Pie graphs can be used to show parts of a whole, line graphs can be used to show trends or changing relationships, and bar graphs can be used to show volumes.
  • Photos should be enlarged enough to show relevant detail.
  • Standard computer printouts usually are not effective on posters, because the type is too small and the lines are too thin to be seen from a distance.
  • Patient confidentiality must be protected. No names should appear in illustrations.