Presentation Guidelines: Posters
Poster presentations provide an opportunity for interchange of ideas between the presenter and attendees interested in his/her study. The poster should be outlined so the research can be understood without an oral explanation as a poster may also be viewed when the author is not present.
PosterCast: New for PAS 2020: Maximize the impact of your research by recording a three-minute audio explanation of your poster presentation using PosterCast, a free smartphone app. All poster presenters are required to make a PosterCast recording. More information on PosterCast.
Session: Posters will be presented during four sessions at the convention center exhibit hall. Please remain by your poster for the time specified below and discuss research personally with interested individuals.
Set-Up: Each poster board is numbered sequentially in your session. Locate your assigned poster board and mount your poster within the time noted on these instructions. Pushpins will be provided in the area. Your poster should be displayed only on the day you will be presenting; because other posters use the same numbers, a poster that is displayed on the wrong day will be removed.
Take-Down: Please disassemble your posted materials at the end of the session. Any materials left on the poster board at the end of the session will be removed and stored at the Poster Concierge located in the exhibit hall. PAS will not be responsible for posters left at the end of each session.
Design: Poster Board Dimension: Surface of the board: 4 feet high and 8 feet wide (1.22 metres and 2.44 metres). Note: poster must fit on the board but does not have to be the same size as the board.
Header: Prepare a headline that identifies your research to be mounted at the top of the poster board. Lettering should be 1½” (3.81 cm) high or more. Include authors and their affiliations under the header. Disclosure information should be visibly notated on poster presentation immediately following the poster title and authors.
Organization: The key is to achieve clarity and simplicity. Do not overload or overcrowd the poster. Use a coherent sequence (top to bottom or left to right) to guide the viewer through the poster. Use figures, tables, graphs and photographs when appropriate; keep text brief. It may be helpful to have materials pre-mounted on mounting boards. All materials should be legible from a distance.
Typography: Avoid using abbreviations, acronyms and jargon. Font should be consistent throughout.
Completion: Ask yourself the following questions about your poster:
➊ What do I want the viewer to remember?
➋ Is the message clear?
➌ Do important points stand out?
➍ Is there a balance between words/illustrations?
➎ Is the pathway through the poster clear?
➏ Is the poster understandable without oral explanation?
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Poster Session Schedules
Please wear your badge for entry. (Schedule is subject to change)
|Saturday, May 2||12:00 pm – 1:00 pm||1:00 pm – 4:00 pm||1:15 pm – 2:30 pm||4:00 pm – 4:30 pm|
|Sunday, May 3||12:00 pm – 4:15 pm||4:15 pm –7:30 pm||5:45 pm – 7:30 pm||7:30 pm – 8:00 pm|
|Monday, May 4||12:00 pm – 4:15 pm||4:15 pm –7:30 pm||5:45 pm – 7:30 pm||7:30 pm – 8:00 pm|
|Tuesday, May 5||6:30 am – 7:00 am||7:00 am –11:00 am||7:30 am –9:30 am||11:00 am – 12:00 pm|
LDI, Call4Posters™, who, for a fee, can assist poster presenters with the production of their posters, may contact you. LDI will contact you via email at a later date. Should you not be interested in this service, please disregard the email that will be sent to the contact person on the abstract. Visit Call4Posters for information on their services.