Poster Guidelines

POSTER GUIDELINES

Poster Set up and Display in the Exhibition Hall

  • Posters will be on display in the Exhibition Hall from 0930hrs, Sunday 11th September to 1115hrs, Wednesday 14th September.
  • You are requested to provide and hang your poster on Sunday 11th between 0930hrs & 1230hrs. 
  • All authors are responsible for removing their posters from the poster hall. Please do not remove your posters until 1630hrs on Tuesday 13th September. All posters must be removed by 1115hrs Wednesday 14th September, all uncollected posters will be destroyed. 

Posterboard Size

  • Each poster is limited in size to 1186 high x 900 wide (millimetres) and portrait orientation is required. Nothing larger can be accommodated. 
  • Poster boards will be Velcro compatible.

Guidelines for Poster Presentation

The poster should be self-explanatory, so that you are free to supplement and discuss particular points raised by viewers.  Remember that your material/illustrations will be viewed from distances of one metre or more.  Lettering should be as large as possible and preferably in bold type.

  • INITIAL SKETCH. Plan your poster early. Focus your attention on a few key points. Try various styles of data presentation to achieve clarity and simplicity. Does the use of colour help? What needs to be expressed in words?
  • SIMPLICITY is the key. Brief captions, tables that are few in number but clear, succinct text.
  • ROUGH LAYOUT. Enlarge your best initial sketch, keeping the dimensions in proportion to the final poster. Ideally, the rough layout should be full size. Draw rough graphs and tables. This will give you an idea of proportions and balance.
  • BALANCE. The figures and tables ought to cover slightly more than 50% of the poster area. If you have only a few illustrations, make them large. Do not omit text, but keep it brief. The poster should be understandable without oral explanation.
  • TYPOGRAPHY. Avoid abbreviations, acronyms and jargon. Use a consistent type-style throughout. Use large type, for example HELVETICA. A 22mm x 30mm sheet photo statically enlarged 50% makes text readable from 1.5 metres.
  • MOVEMENT. The movement (pathway) of the eye over the poster ought to be natural (down columns and along rows). Size attracts attention. Arrows, hands, numbers and symbols can clarify sequence.
  • SIMPLICITY. Do not overload the poster. More material may mean less communication. Ask yourself, what do I want the viewer to remember?
  • FINAL LAYOUT. The artwork is complete. The text and tables are typed but not necessarily enlarged to full size. Now ask - "Is the message clear? Do the important points stand out? Is there a balance between words and illustrations? Is the pathway through the poster clear?"
  • POSTER NUMBER: You will be issued with a poster board number in July 2022.

Poster Set Up for the online Meeting App

  • A PDF copy of your Poster must also be uploaded via the online poster portal by 5pm 22 August 2022. Refer to your email for your personalised link to the poster portal.
  • Save your poster as a PDF following "LastName_FirstFiveWordsofTitle.pdf"
  • Your file must also not exceed 5MB
  • Failure to provide your poster artwork by this date could result in your abstract being removed from the program. 

If you have any queries please contact The Conference Company via email: blood@theconferencecompany.com