GUIDELINES FOR POSTER PRESENTATIONS

GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS

Although the content of your poster is the most important determinant of its success, your poster presentation can significantly enhance or detract from the impact of your study.

  • One of the most important considerations in creating an effective poster is its central theme.
  • It is best if it is direct, focused and supported as concisely as possible for maximum visual impact.
  • Condense the theme of your poster so that a casual observer can grasp its overall message within a few seconds and its significant methodology and conclusions within one to two minutes.

TIMETABLE

Setting up

Thursday 5 May 2011

08.30 – 09.30

Friday 6 May 2011

08.30 – 09.30

Saturday 7 May 2011

08.30 – 09.30

Attend poster viewing for discussion with participants

Thursday 5 May 2011

13.30 – 15.00

Friday 6 May 2011

13.30 – 15.00

Saturday 7 May 2011

13.30 – 15.00

(Please be aware that the exhibition will close at 14.00)

Removal deadline

Thursday 5 May 2011

17.30 – 18.00

Friday 6 May 2011

17.30 – 18.00

Saturday 7 May 2011

15.00 – 15.30

  • Posters can be placed on the boards from 8.30 hours on your scheduled day.
  • Posters must be removed by the presenters by 18.00 on 5 and 6 May 2011 and by 14.30 on 7 May 2011.
  • Abstracts left on the boards after the indicated removal hours will be removed by conference staff and discarded.
  • The organisers of the ICN 2011 Conference cannot accept liability for lost, stolen or damaged posters.

INSTRUCTIONS TO POSTER PRESENTERS

  1. We ask that you be at your poster to present its contents at the times indicated in these guidelines. These times will appear in the conference programme so that participants are informed when you will give your presentation and be available for questions and discussion.
  2. The display area of each poster board is 90 cm wide and 130 cm high. The board assigned to you will be labelled with your poster number, which will be communicated to you in December 2010.
  3. Poster material must be prepared in advance and must be large enough to be viewed from a distance of 90 cm. All posters must be written entirely in the language of your submitted abstract (English, French or Spanish). Lettering should be at least 10 mm high for good visibility.
  4. Each poster must have a top banner indicating the title of the paper and the names of the author(s). The characters in the banner must be at least 2.5 cm high.
  5. Drawings and graphs should be simple with bold lines.
  6. Do not fold posters: roll them up and carry them in a cardboard container. Do not mail poster presentations in advance; bring them with you to the Conference.
  7. The lighting in the poster area will be adequate for overall viewing.
  8. Do not use films, videos or slides.
  9. Authors are responsible for setting up and removing their posters themselves (see below).
  10. Conference staff will be available to assist presenters.
  11. Authors as well as participants are encouraged to visit the poster area at other times to further discuss and exchange ideas with colleagues.
PREPARING THE POSTER

Content: Your poster needs to tell a story by itself as you may not be present all day. Since the most effective poster is a concise one, include only essential data and text.

Design: A poster is basically an artistic expression of a scientific idea. Posters should have eye-catching yet simple drawings, diagrams, graphs and/or photographs with clean and attractive layouts. Simple black and white presentations are encouraged; use colour only when necessary for clarity or understanding.

Size: The display area has the following mandatory maximum dimensions:

  • 130 centimetres high
  • 90 centimetres wide

You may have one poster of this dimension containing all the content you wish to present or you may have posters of smaller dimensions but that together do not exceed a display area or space of 90 cm wide and 130 cm high. Before you come to the Conference, be sure that your material fits into a mock-up or model with the poster display area dimensions.

Those whose abstracts are accepted must register for the conference and pay the early registration fee by midnight (GMT) 31 January 2011. Accepted abstracts will be eliminated from the programme and CD-Rom on this date if registration and fee payment have not been received.

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