Poster presentation guidelines

Poster display: Posters should be on display as outlined in the poster session schedule. Posters should be put up just before the scheduled display time and taken off at the very end of the scheduled display time. It is essential to remove the poster well before the next poster session to be on display. Authors should be in attendance during the session and are expected to stand by their poster in order to answer questions.

Presenters will be asked to remove their poster at the end of their poster session. The posters that will be not removed during the appropriate time will be recycled.

Poster format: Maximum poster dimensions are 118 cm (height) x 84,1 cm (width) = A0 in PORTRAIT. Poster areas will be equipped with poster boards and material to hang your poster.

Poster ID: Posters are identified with nomenclature according to the sessions; PA, PB, PC. E.g. the following poster ID “PA-001” refers to a presentation assigned number 001 to poster session A.

No local poster printing service will be available during the symposium, so please bear in mind to print and bring your poster.

TIPS for your poster:
Posters should be readable by viewers two meters away. The message should be clear and understandable even without oral explanation. The following guidelines have been prepared to help improve the effectiveness of poster communication.

  • The abstract: The presentation must cover the material as cited in the corresponding submitted abstract and use the official abstract title as submitted and make it easy to read. Complement the title with a short abstract that conveys your main message and attracts people passing by.
  • Organize your material into sections; give each section a sentence heading summarizing it.
  • Create an attractive design with lots of white space.
  • Use the same artistic style throughout your poster.
  • Limit details that don't contribute directly to your main message.
  • Eye Movement: The movement (pathway) of the eye over the poster should be natural, down the columns from left to right. Size attracts attention. Arrows, pointing hands, numbers, and letters can help clarify the sequence.
  • Place the title on top of your poster together with the author’s names.
  • Highlight the author’s names, e-mails, and address information in case the viewer is interested in contacting you for more information and/or provide a card or handout with your contact information (name, phone, email).
  • Topography: Avoid abbreviations, acronyms, and jargon. Use a consistent font throughout. Use type size that is readable from 2 m away. Title text should be at least 54pt, headings at least 36pt, and body text at least 28pt. If several people gather around your poster, they should all be able to read the text simultaneously.
  • Use graphics as much as possible to get your message across. Prepare all diagrams or charts neatly and legibly.
  • Simplicity: Resist the temptation to overload the poster. More material may mean less communication.