Poster Board size: 1.45 meters width x 1.2 meter height (Landscape style)
Please ensure that your poster does not exceed the above size.
Double-sided tape will be available in the poster area for hanging of posters.
- Each poster will be on display for 1 day. Poster presenters will need to check the programme to see the exact date on which their poster is to be displayed as well as the poster board number assigned to the poster.
- Posters should be mounted by 09:00 hours on the day on which they are scheduled to be presented and must be removed by the end of sessions on the same day.
- Presenters must stand next to their posters for informal discussions during the morning Coffee Break as well as during the designated poster sesssion times.
- Posters should be brought to the Congress by the authors. Please do not mail them to the Secretariat.
- The organizers are not responsible for any posters that have not been removed by the end of the sessions on the day in which they have been scheduled.
preparING EFFECTIVE Posters
An effective poster is self-contained and self-explanatory. Viewers can proceed on their own. The poster session offers a more interactive form for discussion than a slide presentation, but discussion becomes difficult if the author must explain the poster to a succession of viewers. Unlike slide talks, the time spent at a poster presentation is determined by the viewer, not the presenter.
An effective poster balances figures and texts and is not a page-by-page printout of a journal paper or a slide show. A picture tells more than a thousand words!
Poster boards are 1.45 m wide and 1.2 m high (landscape style), preferably on a single sheet of material.
Arrange materials in columns rather than rows - this format is easier for viewers to read. Place the most significant findings at eye level immediately below the title bar and place supporting data or text in the lower panels. For conventional multi-panel posters, form four or five columns using poster elements. You may want to group logically consistent sections or columns of the poster on muted backgrounds of the same colour.
Prepare a banner for the top of the poster indicating the abstract title, author(s) and affiliation(s). Use lettering at least 2.5 cm (100 pt) high for the title.
Design figures for viewing from a distance and use clear, visible graphics and large type. Colours are effective if used sparingly; use dark colours on white or pale backgrounds and light colours on dark backgrounds. Figures should illustrate no more than one or two major points. Make clear main points for the general viewer, but also include detail for the aficionado. Indicate illustration sequences with numbers or letters at least 2.5 cm (100 pt). Omit "Fig." or "Figure" as this is unnecessary and occupies excess space.
Each figure or table should have a heading of one or two lines in very large type stating the "take-home" message at around 30 pt. Provide additional essential information below in a legend set in 16 -20 pt. Minimize narrative. Integrate text that would normally appear in the body (Results and Discussion) of a manuscript in figure legends. Concisely describe not only the content of the figure, but also the derived conclusions. Place brief details of methodology at the end of each legend. Use large type in short, separated paragraphs with unjustified (ragged right) margins. Numbered or bulleted lists are effective ways to convey a series of points. Do not set entire paragraphs in uppercase (all capitals) or boldface type. Place an introduction at the upper left and a conclusion at the lower right, both in large type.