Poster communications are primarily a tool to allow authors to discuss their research with others. They should contain enough information, together with that in the abstract, to give readers a good overall understanding of the research. Posters will be on display for the duration of the conference. Authors will be given a specific time to be in attendance during the poster sessions.
How should posters be constructed?
Total poster size should not exceed 841 millimetres wide x 1189 millimetres high (AO size). Posters larger than this size cannot be accommodated.
The entire poster may be printed as a single sheet or as a banner plus the appropriate number of A3/A4 sheets corresponding to the same overall size.
Posters should be prepared in portrait format.
Velcro adhesive will be provided to fix your poster to the numbered poster board.
On arrival, please make your way to the Registration Desk where staff will assist with your registration and direct you to the poster presentation set-up area.
What should a poster contain?
The poster should have a banner heading that spans its full width and include title, authors and institutions.
The title, which must closely match that submitted in the abstract, must be easy to read from a distance of several metres. It should be in bold sans serif font (e.g. Arial) with 96pt characters.
The names of authors and institution(s) should be in the same font but smaller (e.g. 72pt). Institutional crests/logos may be included in the banner; sponsor’s crest can be shown in either the banner or the acknowledgements.
The main body of the poster should include relevant headings such as Summary, Introduction, Materials and Methods/Experimental Procedures, Results, Discussion, References and Acknowledgements.
The headings should be in bold sans serif font (e.g. Arial) with 48pt characters. All text in the poster, including figure legends, should be sans serif font (e.g. Arial) with 28pt characters.
Use of diagrams to illustrate methods/procedures is encouraged, especially where this reduces the text. It is recommended that no more than six figures or tables are displayed, that graphs contain no more than three curves and tables no more than 30 values.
You do not need to include your abstract on the poster.
Black or dark blue text on white will be easiest to read. To ensure clarity, the poster background must be a solid colour (including white) and must not include a pattern or image.
The sections should be arranged vertically, not horizontally, so readers can progress in columns from left to right.