Each poster board is marked with a unique posterboard number. This unique number indicates the placement of the board.
· Presenters must mount their posters no later than 9:00 AM on their day of presentation.
· The Exhibit Hall opens at 8:00 AM to mount posters.
· Presenters are expected to be at their poster boards during the assigned session presentation time
· Posters must remain on display all day from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM on both days of the conference.
· Recording (photographing, audio taping or videotaping) any presentation/session is PROHIBITED, except by an authorized agent or by First Authors who want to photograph their poster presentation.
The usable surface on the poster board is 85 cm height x 150 cm width and posters should be in landscape format. Material to mount the posters is provided. Only adhesive tape can be used to mount posters. Material will be available onsite.
In order to enable discussion and interaction with other participants, it is mandatory for you or one of your group members to be present at your poster board during the according poster session.
The following guidelines will help improve the effectiveness of your poster communication:
Plan your poster early. Focus your attention on a few key points that follows the main headings in your abstract typically Purpose, Methods, Results, and Conclusion.
The artwork is now complete. The text and tables are typed. Now ask, is the message clear? Do the important points stand out? Is there a balance between words and illustrations? Is there spatial balance? Is the flow from Purpose, Methods, Results and Conclusion easy to follow?
The figures and tables should cover slightly more than 50% of the poster area. If you have only a few illustrations, make them large. Do not omit the text, but keep it brief. The poster should be understandable without oral explanation.
The lettering of the poster heading should be at least 2.5 cm high. Detailed information should be provided in a smaller type, but remember that your text must be easily readable from distances of at least 1 meter. The movement of the eye over the poster should be natural, down the columns or along the rows. Size attracts attention. Arrows, pointing hands, numbers, and letters can help clarify the sequence.
Resist the temptation to overload the poster.