Conference Poster Print Guidelines
Instructions and Guidelines for ENETS Poster Session 2017 for “printed posters”
Authors can hang up their posters at the CCIB conference venue, on the ground floor, as of Tuesday, 7 March 2017, between 14:00 and 18:00 hrs. Authors are also welcome to hang up their work on Wednesday, 8 March 2017 (which is when the conference postgraduate course takes place), from 7:30 until 17:30 hrs.
- Posters should be on A0 size paper (ca. 841 x 1,189 mm).
- Posters must be designed and presented VERTICALLY. Posters designed horizontally will be disqualified from presentation.
- The use of the ENETS logo must be in accord to the ENETS logo branding guidelines. Please read here.
- You or your co-authors are responsible for affixing your poster to the panels provided at the conference center. Poster strips will be provided. Each poster panel will be labeled with a number corresponding to your abstract number in the abstract booklet to be distributed upon registration. At least one author must be present during the poster viewing to explain your work and answer questions. A major advantage of this type of presentation is interchange between investigators.
- The poster should contain the title of the corresponding paper, the authors, institution and the institution’s location.
- Avoid color combinations which are difficult to read.
- The aims of the study, the question to be asked or the hypothesis to be tested should be clearly stated in as few words as possible.
- Outline your methods briefly. Provide details only for new methods or important modifications of older ones.
- The conclusions should be succinctly stated in large type. Many viewers read this first, hence it should be easy to understand.
- Please remove and take your poster with you at the end of the conference. Posters that are not retrieved by Friday, 10 March 2017 at 18:00 hrs will be disposed. ENETS will not keep or forward forgotten posters to any presenter.
Tips when preparing your poster:
- Provide the full title of your abstract (at least 2 inches/5 cm high – it might be the only thing an attendee will read at first) as well as a list of all authors and affiliations. Use this information as a headline for your work.
- Text should include the elements used during your submission (Background, Hypothesis, Results and Conclusions) in an expanded form and in more depth.
- Provide a clear take-home message which highlights the main findings of your poster and identify that message in the poster in warm color. That point should be read at eye level.
- Your poster should be readable at a distance. Use color wisely to provide contrast for each section of your poster. Try to avoid big tables as they generally are hard to read from a distance and present as much data in graphs as possible. Make the flow of your poster logical.
- Include a sentence of potential conflicts-of-interest in the poster.
- Remember that hundreds of posters and presentations will be available to attendees. Highlight in your poster what is the question asked and how you answered it so you can attract people passing by.