Oral Presentations: Digital versions of oral presentations for parallel sessions should be prepared in advance using PowerPoint (Microsoft Corporation) and provided at the registration desk for transfer the morning of the presentation during the breakfast period. Those for the plenary session should be given to the registration desk the day prior to the presentation before the conference closing.
Poster Presentations: The dimensions of the rectangular area available for each poster are as follows: 91 cm (horizontal width) x 127 cm (vertical length) [36 inches (horizontal width) x 50 inches (vertical length)]. The poster should be mounted on lightweight artboard or plastic laminated for mounting using Velcro or tape. Each poster should begin with: Poster title, author(s) and contact information. The background, results, tables, graphs, photographs and conclusions should then be presented in logical order. All lettering must be legible from a minimum of 2 m (6 feet). Authors are requested to (1) put up their posters on the morning prior to the first morning break; (2) to be at their poster locations during the breaks as noted on the conference schedule; and (3) take down their posters at the end of the day (around 5h30PM).
Here are supplemental optional suggestions to produce a suitable poster:
a. In the upper left, clearly state the objective of the study; avoid a lengthy abstract.
b. At the end, include a clear statement of 2-4 conclusions.
c. Everything between the objective and the conclusions should be succinctly and concisely focused on evidence in support of the conclusions; avoid any text that is not crucial to supporting the conclusions.
d. Use figures and graphics as supporting evidence
(1) Include short, clearly stated titles
(2) Label axes, points, symbols, and lines clearly
(3 Make figures and graphics large enough to be read easily from six feet (2 meters) away from the poster.
e. Use bullet points of only 5-8 words
f. Use a font that can be easily read from six feet (2 meters) away from the poster.
g. Avoid background pictures, colours, logos, and abstract designs that distract from the primary message.
a. Keep in mind:
(1) You will not have the attention of readers for more than 2-3 minutes
(2) Even with a perfect poster, the readers will not remember more 1-2 points the next day
b. Focus the entire poster on the 2-3 points you would like the reader to remember
c. Too much information is worse than too little information.