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Poster presentations

These presentations offer an opportunity to present work in progress, or research and development that is best communicated in an interactive or graphical format. An extended abstract or summary (maximum 2 typed double-spaced pages) of the poster presentation will appear in the Proceedings.  

Guidelines for posters

  • The standard poster board will be provided for mounting of individual poster elements: all posters should fit within a 100 cm by 70 cm area
  • Arrange charts, tables, and other materials on the board for clarity of presentation: characters and figure legends should be readable from approximately 1.8 m away
  • Lettered material should have appropriately heavy lettering; font size at least 20
  • The illustrations should be easy to understand, but they need not be "arty"
  • A large-character title banner, if possible, should go across the top of the poster, as a heading for the poster, font size at least 44. This banner should state the title (by uppercase letters), the name(s), affiliation(s) and e-mail(s) of the author(s)

 Preparation Tips

  • Your poster presentation should be educational, scientific and balanced. Be prepared to answer or discuss topic(s) that an attendee may have regarding your abstract.
  • At least one of the authors must be at the assigned space during the designated time and date to discuss the work presented.
  • Use arrows, numbers, bullet points or other devices to show those who will be viewing your poster the preferred sequence in which your poster should be reviewed.
  • Keep your text to a minimum. Your emphasis should be on graphics – charts, graphs, and photos. Save what you might put into text for handouts.
    Avoid crowded and cluttered posters; they are difficult to read and are often disregarded. Your poster should stimulate discussion, not give long presentation.
  • Individual handouts relative to poster presentations are popular and encouraged. Provide extra copies of your abstract.
  • Use a mailing tube or portfolio case for transporting your poster to the meeting.
  • Push pins for mounting poster materials will be provided.
  • Organizers cannot provide computers to aid poster presentations but presenters are encouraged to bring their own laptops.
  • Limited access to Internet may be provided (if you need Internet access for your poster presentation, please, send an email to