Poster guidelines

Poster Size, Format, and Style Tips

  • Limit your poster size to no larger than 48 inches x 48 inches.
  • At the Symposium, posters will be affixed to individual poster boards.
  • Push-pins, clips, tape, and poster boards will be provided at the meeting.
  • Presenters are required to assemble and disassemble their own poster.
  • Titles should be > 60 point font and have surrounding space for clarity.
  • Use Arial or another san-serif font for titles and headings for clarity and readability.
  • Use Times Roman or another serif font for main body text (> 24 point font) so it is legible from at least six feet away.
  • Use 24-26 point font for chart axis titles, to match the text.
  • Poster headings should include a title, author’s name(s), affiliation(s), and contact information.
  • A poster is not a paper: avoid too much information in text and tables; summarize using bullets and multiple smaller tables.
  • Choose figures over tables whenever possible.
  • Text color should contrast well against its background.
  • Images and graphics should be large and high quality.
  • Put captions under all graphics and credit photos when possible.
  • Consider symmetry when laying out your poster, try to balance elements like text boxes, images, etc. so they flow and are easy to follow.
  • Seek peer review for your poster for content, design, and readability.
  • KEEP IT SIMPLE- Limit yourself to one topic or hypothesis.

 Poster Gala Information

  • The Poster Gala and reception begins at 4:00pm, October 16, 2018, immediately following the oral presentations. There will be additional poster viewing opportunities during the lunch hour, and morning and afternoon breaks.
  • Poster Setup begins early in the morning during registration, but no later than 10:30 am.
  • Poster presenters are requested to be present to discuss their posters during the Poster Gala. Leave business or other cards if you can’t stay near your poster.
  • Breakdown Time is after the evening reception and Poster Gala.