Poster & Presenter Guideline
Oral presenters will soon receive additional details regarding their presentations. If required, please use this as a sample for the disclosure slide of your presentation.
Poster presenters were sent an email on Monday, August 15 from email@example.com with further details regarding their presentations, please search your inbox or spam folders for this message and ensure firstname.lastname@example.org is in your safe senders list.
If you have any further questions, please contact email@example.com
Here are some tips that may help you prepare your poster and presentation:
- Clearly define a main goal/research question
- If appropriate, identify one or two hypotheses
- Describe the proposed tests/approaches
- Explain the importance of answering those questions
- Describe the methods used to achieve goals
- Present the results/findings
- Discuss the theoretical, social and practical significance of the findings.
Poster presentations are challenging because you only have a short time to explain your research. The first few seconds of your presentation should be invested in a self-introduction, and we recommend no more than 3 minutes as an elevator pitch of your work, allowing more time to answer questions and promote discussion.
Organization: We suggest that you develop a sketch of your poster presentation, ensuring that you include all the sections described above. Practice word economy! In each area, have only essential text to convey your main points. Graphs, diagrams, and tables help achieve this goal. We suggest you organize your poster following standard reading directions, top-to-bottom or left-to-right.
Style: Use simple styles and large fonts to help delegates notice first, and then navigate your poster. The title should be legible from about 8 feet (2.44 meters) and the rest of the text from 5 feet (1.52 meters) away. We recommend you use at least 40-point font size for the title and ≥ 24-point font size for the text. We also suggest that you use bold fonts for your headings (e.g., Introduction, Goal, Methods, Results and Discussion) and concise, informative wording for both them and your figure titles. Importantly, be consistent with your font style and sizes and avoid abbreviations, acronyms, and jargon. You may want to use a QR code for delegates to scan and access your bibliography as well as any other information you may want to share.
3 minute presentation: As you will not be able to present the entire content of your poster, we suggest that you introduce yourself, provide a very brief background to justify your research objectives, explain their significance, briefly mention your methods, highlight your main finding, and put it into the context of current discussions in your field. Your goal should be to inform the audience of what they will learn when they view your poster and explain why yours is an exciting area of research. The simpler your presentation, the more likely it will be that delegates will engage with it and be interested in asking you questions, reading your entire poster, and perhaps engaging with your research after the congress. Ensure you practice your talk to be sure to stick within the 3 minute allotment!