Guidelines for Poster Presenters

All poster sessions will be held in Elite Hall A. 

Plan Your Presentation

A good poster presentation provides a clear and succinct overview of your research. The following are a few tips in planning your poster:

  1. Poster boards are 8 feet wide by 4 feet high, however, there is no exact size requirement.
  2. Limit the number of slides that comprise your presentation; a set of 12-15 slides is a good guideline for poster content. Here is an example of an award-winning poster Prostate_Poster_Final.pdf
  3. Please do not include large tables in your slides. Summarize your key results rather than presenting large, dense tables.
  4. Try to avoid the use of acronyms, jargon, and abbreviations. Past conference evaluations have clearly indicated that one frustration, in particular for new and international attendees, is the use of ‘insider’ language, acronyms, and abbreviations that make it difficult to comprehend a presentation.
  5. Consider livening up your slides/poster with graphics and pictures. Graphics can be very effective in capturing the audience’s attention and focusing them on the point you want to make.
  6. Please proof read and spell check. 

Presentation Checklist

For your assigned poster session day/time, please:

  1. Arrive early. 
  2. Engage with the poster visitors, discussants and judges. During your 1.5-hour session, conference attendees (including poster discussants and poster judges) will be visiting your poster and may wish to engage with you.
  3. Please remove your poster materials immediately following your session so that set-up can begin for the next session. Be sure to take all of your trash with you.