Poster Presentation Guidelines

All posters must conform to the following guidelines:

Paper Size
A0 - 841mm x 1190mm portrait.

Layout
A poster should include a clearly visible title at the top centre, followed by author and affiliation information underneath, including e-mail address / addresses. Body of the poster may start with a short introduction at the top left corner, followed by methods and results, with conclusion at the lower right corner.

Graphics
Effective visual display of information is essential in a poster presentation. To achieve this goal, author(s) should concentrate on two or three main points and should prefer graphic displays over text to illustrate their message effectively. Overall, a poster should have more graphics than text. In addition, graphics should be simple to understand, with contrasting colors and no grid lines. Please click here to download two summit logos that should appear on your poster in the bottom right hand corner.

Text
Poster text should be easily readable from a distance of 1-2 metres, and 1.5 or 2 lines of spaces should be used between each line. It is advised that authors should also pay attention to the following points:

  • Headings should be 25 % larger than normal text. Bold or other colors may be used.
  • Text should be kept to a minimum, and each block of text should include no more than a few sentences.
  • Larger than usual fonts may be used in results and discussion sections to draw attention, while smaller fonts may be preferred for methods.
  • Smaller fonts may be used for citations and acknowledgement.
  • Suggested font sizes are:
    • Main title: 78 -96 pt (bold, uppercase)
    • Author(s): 72 pt (bold, title case)
    • Affiliation(s): 48 pt (normal, title case)
    • subheading: 36 pt (bold and uppercase)
    • subheading: 30 pt (bold and title case)
    • Body of the text: 24 pt (normal)
Posters should be attached to the poster boards with double sided tape only. You will be able to obtain tape from the Registration Desk in the Registration Foyer.