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Poster Presenter Guidelines

Author Attend T​imes

During your specific Author Attend Time, you are required to stand by your poster and discuss your research with attendees.

    • Poster Session 1 - Professional: Monday, May 20, 2024; 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. ET
    • Poster Session 2 - Student : Tuesday, May 21, 2024; 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. ET
    • Poster Session 3 - Professional: Tuesday, May 21, 2024 ; 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. ET
    • Poster Session 4 - Professional: Wednesday, May 22, 2024; 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. ET

    Poster Specifications & Suggestions ​

    Accepted poster presenters should prepare posters with the following guidelines in mind:

    The hard copy posters will be displayed on VERTICAL bulletin boards. The interior, usable space of the board measures 45" (wide) x 91" (tall) (114cm x 231cm). The recommended dimensions of your poster are 43" x 78" (109cm x 198 cm). Posters printed in horizontal layouts will be removed.  A suggested poster template can be found here.

      • Presenters are responsible for the development, printing, shipment, and display of all poster-related materials and any associated costs.
      • Permanent adhesives are prohibited; pushpins will be provided on-site for mounting.
      • Heavy boards or backing should not be used as they will not adhere to the display panels.
      • Include the names of the authors, your faculty sponsor’s name, and the name of your academic institution.
      • Your poster should include:
        • The title of your accepted proposal
        • Your name, and any other authors or mentors
        • A description of research goals and methods
        • A presentation of results
        • A summary of major conclusions
        • Future directions for the research
        • A short bibliography or list of references
        • Acknowledgments (citing any help received, mentors, or sources of funding)
        • Color logo of your college or university (students only)
      • Consider having your poster printed on recycled paper using environmentally friendly inks. Additionally, consider recording a short video presentation (5 minutes or less) to upload to the conference Virtual Platform to allow virtual participants to learn about your topic. 

      What makes a good poster?

      Posters should attract the eye of passersby and present the main content in a succinct and quickly consumable format. Remember visual impact is important! Please think through the following design considerations when creating your poster:

      • Use large, uncomplicated fonts. The print should be legible from at least three to four feet away.
      • Convey your information with colorful images and figures
      • Balance your text and images
      • Think of reader “gravity”—how the viewer’s eye tends to move from top to bottom and from left to right—and incorporate that flow into your design.
      • Use headings, numbers, white space, or color frames to organize the information.
      • Articulate the takeaway lessons in an understandable manner. While the poster serves as a visual aid while you talk, others may view it when you are not there.

      Two-time Student Poster Best in Show Gold winner, Andrew Floeder, explains What Makes a Successful Poster.  

      Student Poster Display
      Andrew Floeder

      Poster Format 

      • The following VERTICAL design is suggested for your layout:
      • Enhanced formats for academic and research posters may be found in the two videos below:

      How to create a better research poster in less time (Generation 1)

      How to create a better research poster in less time (Generation 2)

      • The main job of a poster is to provide audiences with information on your research, but it can be a tricky balancing act to provide attendees with all the details while creating something visually pleasing. Using a QR code on your poster will allow viewers a place to go to view more details, without taking up space with numbers and words. QR codes can also be used to share your contact information, social media accounts, a YouTube video you’ve posted about your study, additional images, or links back to a website. Check out this link  for more information and to generate and design a QR code for your poster: QR Code Generator

      Poster Displays from Previous AIHA Conferences

      AIHce Poster Display
      AIHce Poster Display
      AIHce Poster Display


      Contact Diana Kane at 703-846-0753.

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