All posters should be a visual presentation of your submitted abstract.
Posters should meet the following criteria:
The poster must be PORTRAIT and must not exceed A0 size (preferred size)— 841 x 1189 mm (width x height)
- All posters must have a title and include the author(s) name
- It is suggested that heading font sizes does not exceed 60 point. General content font should be a maximum of 32 point
- Headings such as “Introduction”, “Methods”, “Results” and “Conclusions” are useful
- The use of upper and lower case for general content, as the use of all-capital text is difficult to read. Avoid using a mixture of type/font styles
- The text should be brief throughout. Any description of methods should be simple and concise
- The message that your poster contains should be clear and understandable without the requirement of oral explanation
Abstract: The abstract should be short and concise, stating: the problem, hypothesis or objective and its relevance; what was done to solve the problem, test the hypothesis or meet the objective; and what happened.
Introduction: Briefly justify your study. Highlight the objective, purpose or hypothesis using a separate subsection or by a bullet point or bold print.
Methods: Keep this section brief, unless your purpose is to present a new method. Wherever possible use pictures, flowcharts, or bullet points to summarise methods. In most cases great detail is not required. Intricacies can be saved for verbal discussion with interested parties.
Results: This is the most important section of the poster. Limit text, but use clear tables, graphs or other illustrations for the data. Present enough relevant data to make your points. Extraneous information, no matter how interesting, will detract from your main point. Save such material for another presentation.
Conclusions: Keep them brief and in list form. Do not restate results. Clearly, summarise the key significant points or contributions of your study. Place your results in the context of current theory.