Posters are a special type of presentation and cannot reflect the amount of information presented in an oral or written paper. The information should be centered on a key message or theme; the amount of text should be kept to a minimum, be easily understood by the standing audience with distractions from noise and movement from other people, and highlighted with simplified and properly labelled charts, graphics, diagrams and pictures.
Poster size: 35 inches (90 cm) in width and 47 inches (120 cm) in height (portrait orientation)
Poster sections and contents (readable from about 2 meters distance):
Title – most prominent block of text with the largest size; concise, to the point, and quickly orient the audience about the paper
Authors and affiliate – usually placed below the title; font size maybe similar to text
Introduction (or Background/Rationale) – briefly presents the importance/ motivation, hypothesis, and objectives of the research
Materials and Methods (or Methodology or Key Methods) – briefly presents the procedures, preferably more of diagrams/charts and less in words
Results – presents the key findings/points to substantiate the objectives; analysis or interpretations of facts presented; could be with subheadings to guide transition
Conclusion – summary and significance of findings; may also present areas for further study
References (or Literature Cited) – keep to minimum; maybe smaller in font size than that of text
Poster presenters (or at least one of the authors per poster) should be present by the poster for discussions with attendees during the scheduled session time.