Poster presentations are displays on poster boards.
Posters should include the abstract, introduction to the general topic and the reason the work was done, followed by an explanation of the methods, presentation of results and a clear conclusion of the contribution of the work to the discipline.
The banner heading across the top of the poster should be exactly the same as the abstract in the program, i.e., authors, institutions and title, with letters large enough to be read from approximately 20 feet away. Label each section clearly, in letters large enough to read from 5 to 10 feet away. General text on the poster should be readable from a minimum of 5 feet away as well. Make it easy to follow the flow of information on the poster by providing titles on each graph, table or picture.
One side of a freestanding display board measuring 8 feet wide and 4 feet high will be provided for each presenter. Here is a picture of the display boards. Push pins or Velcro to attach the poster to the display board must be provided by the presenter. Staples, glue, paste or nails to attach the poster to the poster board are NOT allowed. In addition, equipment or electricity for use of projection or computer animation involved with a poster presentation will not be provided.
Each poster board will be numbered and correspond to the poster numbers in the program. Posters should be hung in the morning of the conference and will remain up during the day. Presenters must be available to discuss their displays during the poster session.
The following materials were developed in part with a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to the University of Montana.