Posters should be printed in 70cm X 100cm or 27in X 39in and should be portrait
(not landscape). Please note that posters that are not 70cm X 100cm portrait size will not fit on the poster board. Each poster is allocated one poster board. Posters must be brought to the Congress by the presenting author and should not be mailed in advance.
When you arrive please go to the Registration Desk in the Foyer of the Conference Centre where you will be directed to the poster board and given adhesive material with which to hang your poster.
Authors are requested to have their posters displayed in the poster area of the duration of the conference. Posters that have not been removed by 13:00 on the last day will be removed by the organisers.
Please note that photographs of posters may be taken for publicity purposes while they are on display.
Please note that the hanging, taking down and storing of posters is the poster presenter’s responsibility. Any posters remaining after the poster removal times will be removed and disposed of by the Congress Secretariat. The Secretariat accepts no responsibility for removed, disposed posters or unwanted posters.
Do not print your posters on silk fabric as it will not stick to the adhesive on the poster board and will keep falling down.
Poster Design Tips
- Seek simplicity, keep text to a minimum, and avoid redundancies.
- At the top of poster, please provide the title of the paper, names of the authors and their affiliations, all in bold lettering of about 2.5 to 3 cm size. Artwork and lettering should be large and clear enough so that the poster is readable from a distance of 1.5 m.
- Use 500 to 1,000 words (including title, figure legends, and tables) – definitely not more. The figures and tables should cover approximately 50% of the poster area.
- The average reader spends 1-2 minutes on your poster. Highlight your main finding(s). Most of us start by reading the Conclusions. Thus, don’t hide them in the right lower corner. Put them at eye level, either on top of the right column or, alternatively, start with the Conclusions. Otherwise, structure your poster by objectives, materials and methods, results and conclusions. State your aims in the end of the Introduction.
- Let your important points stand out. Use (but don’t overuse) bold and colours.
- If possible, avoid abbreviations and acronyms, especially in the Conclusions.
- Feel free to provide one or more key references.
- Offering handouts of your abstract or poster (including your contact details) may facilitate future research communication with interested readers