Instructions for Poster preparation
Size of each poster should be 3.0 feet x 4.0 feet and should be neatly prepared which can be read from a distance of 3 feet. We suggest designing your poster in the following sections:
- Title, author, address (on the upper edge, across the width of the whole poster)
- Materials and Methods
Detailed Instructions for poster presentation
- The display board surface is 3.0 feet wide and 4.0 feet high (length). The title, author(s) and institution are to be prominently displayed across the top border with lettering height between 1 and 2 inches (2.5 to 5.0 cm).
- Poster displays must include the ABSTRACT (in the upper left hand corner). Depending on the focus research, author may include some or all of the TABLES, FIGURES, ILLUSTRATIONS, PHOTOGRAPHS, and LEGENDS. These materials will be viewed from about 3 feet distance, so choose large type or print font and points that can be read from that distance without the use of binoculars. One example that works well: a Times font in 18 point that results in 11 characters and spaces per horizontal inch, and 4 lines per vertical inch.
- Include and arrange your material so that a coherent and straight-forward story is told without your presence. Emphasize the most important points and avoid overwhelming the viewer with too much detail. Specific recommendations include:
- In the INTRODUCTION - briefly summarize the necessary background that led to this work, clearly identify the purpose or specific aims of the present experiment, and identify the questions asked or hypothesis(es) tested.
- Provide sufficient detail of the EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN and the METHODS employed to do the work, including number of the animal subjects studied.
- RESULTS should be effectively presented by table, figure, illustration and/or photograph and should be self-explanatory, so the viewer doesn't have to refer elsewhere on the display to understand the important message(s). For each table, figure, etc., a lucid INTERPRETATIVE LEGEND should be provided and briefly discuss the essential points.
- SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION – briefly include what are the vital "bottom lines" of your work.
- ACKNOWLEDGMENT - identify funding source(s), institutional support, individuals who have contributed significantly but who are not listed as authors.