Guidelines for Poster Design

We have a dedicated time block on November 16 and 17 to poster presentations. All the posters should be placed on the designated poster stand by 11.00 am on November 16 and removed by 5.00 pm on November 17. Each poster will be available for poster viewing for the entire period, with the presenting author in atendance during the poster time. Posters will be evaluated for "Best Poster Awards". Please check the Program Schedule to find the detail of poster sessions and time.

Poster size is 3 feet (91.44 cm) wide x 4 feet (121.92 cm) high. The poster can be viewed throughout the symposium sessions, however, authors are expected to be with their posters during the presentation and evaluation time allocated by the symposium technical committee. Registration by the authors/presenter should be completed by 15th November, 2017. Registration fee is payable at the registration desk upon arrival. We advise the presenters to bring the printed poster(s) rather than to find a place to print at the symposium venue.

Please consider the following points for preparing your poster:

  • Keep it simple; stick to key points with minimum texts.
  • Make it self-explanatory.
  • Make your poster easy to read i.e. use of large letters, bold fonts, simple figures and a clear lay out.

Contents:

A typical poster should have the following elements:

  • Title, followed by name and affiliation of the author(s)
  • Underline the name of the presenter.
  • Introduction – state the problem or area of investigation with clear objectives.
  • Materials and Methods – lab techniques, experimental design, sampling methods, data source, timelines, etc.
  • Results and Discussion – graphs, photos, tables; all data should be in Standard units.
  • Conclusions and Implications – summary, interpretation and implications
  • Acknowledgements
  • References – include key references not more than five.

Readability:

1. Title and Headings:

  • Reserve the top 4 inches (10 cm) of your poster for the title, author’s name(s) and affiliation(s).
  • At least 70 point for the title.
  • At least 50 point for the authors and affiliations.
  • At least 54 point for headings.

2. Text:

  • Text should be legible (readable) from 5 feet away (1.5 m). Strictly 32 point for all text, including tables, figure captions and labels.
  • Use sentence case (both upper and lower case letters).
  • Use a sans serif type font (e.g., Arial, Helvetica, Century Gothic, Calibri, Candara)
  • Use all caps, bold or italicized letters to highlight paragraphs.
  • Keep adequate “white space” around statements for easier reading.
  • Be selective in what ends up on the poster; stick to key points and essential information.
  • Keep text to a minimum.

3. Figures, Tables and Photos:

  • Figures can be understood much more easily and more quickly than tables; convert tables to figures, if possible.
  • Keep figures simple. Use bold lines and large symbols for easy reading from a distance. Make lines thick enough (at least 0.8 mm). Symbols should be at least 3 mm in diameter.
  • Each figure should be accompanied by a short line of interpretation that summarizes the message of the figure.
  • Photographs should be clear and of good quality.
  • Stick to a minimum of 25 point font size in all tables, captions and labels.

Poster Layout:

  • Poster size should be 3 feet (91.44 cm) wide x 4 feet (121.92 cm) high (printed in portrait or vertical orientation). Allocate the top 4 inches of your poster for the title, author’s name(s) and affiliation (s).
  • Keep uniformity in column widths.
  • The poster should start with the introduction and end with conclusions and implications followed by acknowledgements (if needed) and references as indicated in the template.
  • Minimize the texts. Please separate the individual statements those carry different meanings.