Each Poster will be displayed during one of two times at the Annual Meeting. Your scheduled presentation day determines when you will need to set up and take down your poster. Poster authors should be available during their assigned day during the poster reception for questions and discussion. The setup and take down times for each day are below:
Monday Poster Hall Hours
Poster Setup: Sunday, July 30, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Monday, July 31, 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Poster Reception: 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm
Poster Take Down: Monday, July 31, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Poster Setup: 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Poster Reception: 11:30 am – 1:15 pm
Poster Take Down: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
By May 24, 2017
Posters must be uploaded by Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 11:59 pm CST. For any questions regarding this process, please contact us at email@example.com.
To help you develop your poster, we have provided a few suggestions below. This is meant as a general overview to get you started.
The maximum poster size is 4 feet high by 8 feet long, minus a 1-inch margin. Your actual poster may be smaller. Pushpins will be provided for you to hang your poster.
Replace text with graphical elements as much as possible (e.g., photographs or maps of study's location, other visual aids to convey key results), but do not forget your complete contact information. Consider including a photograph of the presenting author.
Clearly indicate your key message. Avoid clutter and unnecessary detail. Don't fight the reader's gravity-pull from top to bottom and left to right. Remember graphical elements, such as balance, symmetry, rhythm, repetition, and change.
Any text in your poster should be readable from 6 feet away, including text in figures. This means no text should be smaller than a 20-point font. The title should be much larger and readable from a distance (12 feet or more).
Use fonts without serif, but bold. Use dark letters on light backgrounds. Use color carefully; very bright colors can easily fatigue the reader. Stick to a theme of 2-3 colors.
Below you will find a few posters that were displayed at the 2013 Joint Annual Meeting. They are all great examples of how to communicate information in an effective and visually interesting way.
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