The purpose of facilitated poster sessions is to provide an opportunity for participants to share ideas and insights and interact around a theme addressed by a set of related posters. Facilitated Poster Sessions are comprised of short oral presentations followed by facilitated discussion. The session begins with an introduction by the chair. Each presenter will then stand beside their poster and describe its highlights (3 minutes). Once each presenter has spoken, the chair will lead a discussion around the issues raised in each poster.

General Guidelines for Poster Preparation

Poster Orientation and Dimensions

Please note that the orientation format for posters is A0 Portrait. Poster maximum size:

  • Width: 33 inches (84.1 cm)
  • Height: 46 inches (118.9 cm)

Format and Content

Posters should display at the top: the title and author(s) names and affiliation in large letters. The background/purpose, methodology, results and conclusions should follow. Posters may include diagrams, graphs, charts, photos and should be designed so that they can easily be read at a distance of 6 feet (2 meters). Click here for suggestions on how to maximize the readability and impact of your poster.

Note: Authors must bring their posters already printed. There will be no printing services available at the conference venue.

Set Up and Removal Times

Plan on arriving at your poster board 30 minutes before it is scheduled to be presented. Plan on removing your poster within 30 minutes of the time your poster session concludes. The organizers are not responsible for loss or damage of posters which are not removed by authors within 30 minutes of the conclusion of their poster session.