Thank you for displaying a poster at the 2017 ANZSN ASM
Posters will be display on the main concourse or the Exhibition Hall (Hall 2/3) of the Darwin Convention Centre and grouped by theme. On arrival on Monday morning authors should look for their poster number to identify the portrait board where their poster will be displayed. To view the order and grouping of posters view the poster list.
Posters must be brought to the venue and affixed to boards the morning of Monday 4th September so that delegates can view them during the day prior to the Welcome Reception and poster session that evening. Presenters must also be present at the Welcome Reception on Monday evening to answer any questions from delegates during the function.
AO Poster Measurements: 841 mm wide x 1189 mm high, 33.1 inches wide x 46.8 inches high. Poster orientation is STRICTLY PORTRAIT. Landscape posters will not be displayed. Materials for affixing the posters to the Velcro compatible boards will be provided.
The abstract and a digital PDF of each accepted poster will be included in the Meeting App:
- Load your digital PDF file of your poster design to the ONLINE POSTER FOLDER* by COB 23rd August 2017 to have it added to the Meeting App.
- Late submissions may not be loaded so please ensure you have sent the file by the required date.
- Name your PDF Poster file by the last and first name of the attending author as listed in the online poster list. E.g. ANZSNPoster.Lastname.Firstname. If the same presenter has multiple posters in the ASM, end each name with ‘1’ then ‘2’ etc. in order of when they appear in the list.
*If your institution does not support DropBox for loading files you may send them directly to the ASM Managers. Please ensure they are correctly named.
Hints and Tips for Preparing and Designing your Poster
What is a poster?
A poster is a static, visual medium that you use to communicate a key idea related to your research: It presents that idea in verbal and graphic ways. Unlike an oral presentation, a poster does (most) of your talking—it should stand on its own, be self-explanatory (even as it enables conversations with viewers).
Guidelines for preparing Hard Copy Poster Presentations
The poster should be a visual presentation of your submitted abstract and should meet the following criteria:
The title should be the same as in the accepted abstract.
The poster must A0 size (A0 size is 841mm x 1189mm) in portrait orientation (DO NOT prepare a landscape poster and expect to be provided with a board to fit. Landscape posters will not be accommodated).
The poster should be easily readable at a distance of two metres. Use UPPER and lower case for general content as the use of all-capital text is difficult to read. Avoid using a mixture of type/font styles.
Include the title of your presentation at the top of the poster. Characters should be a minimum of 48 point font size. Your name, School or Centre should also be displayed on the poster. HEADINGS 48 to 60 point font size is recommended for headings.
24 to 32 font size single spaced is recommended. The text should be concise and easy to read.
The message that your poster contains should be clear and understandable without the requirement of oral explanation. If relevant, methods should be presented simply and concisely.
After the title, the two most important panels are the Introduction and the Conclusion. On the basis of these two panels, a reader will decide whether to consider the poster details and perhaps talk to the presenter. These panels need to be very simple, concise and visually attractive. Results should be presented graphically if possible. Avoid large tables of data.
Results should be in line with those originally submitted in your abstract.
Use pictures, symbols and colour. Figure legends are essential and should be short but informative. If using graphs, they should have a short heading.
For visual effect, we recommend that graphs be no smaller than 12cm x 18cm. Photographs should be no smaller than 12cm x 18cm. Use the space to attract your audience for discussion, not to present complex details of methods and results.