Poster guidelines

Posters will be on display for the duration of the conference and poster sessions will be scheduled during the lunch breaks. Presenters will be advised of a specific time to be in attendance during the poster sessions.

How should posters be constructed?

Please prepare and print your poster 1m wide x 2m high. Posters larger than this cannot be displayed.

Posters should be prepared in portrait format.

Adhesive will be provided to fix your poster to the numbered poster board. On arrival, please make your way to the Registration Desk where staff will assist with your registration and direct you to the poster presentation set-up area.

What should a poster contain?

The poster should have a title banner that includes the study title, names and affiliations of authors.

The poster should present a concise summary of your study and should include:
• Introduction/background
• Objectives/study questions
• Design/setting
• Methods (if study is an intervention, describe how it was carried out)
• Results (including charts and graphs)
• Implications/conclusions
• Funding source(s).

You do not need to include your abstract on the poster.

What fonts and colours should be used on the poster?

Use large fonts to make your poster more readable. The following font sizes are recommended:
Title Bar: 42-48 point bold, title of study in all capitals.
Headers: 30-36 point bold (for example, Introduction, or Objectives).
Body Text: at least 20 point (should be able to read from a distance of 2 metres).

Black or dark blue text on white will be easiest to read.

Visually appealing materials (photographs, maps, graphs, etc.) will make the poster more attractive, and they should be included to complement the text of your poster.