Poster Session Guidelines and Templates
Poster Session Guidelines and Template
- The design should be visually appealing, utilizing the capabilities of color, graphics and typography to communicate your poster. A clear, simple, uncluttered arrangement is the most attractive and the easiest to read.
- Color should be used sparingly, to provide contrast. The featured parts of the poster can be highlighted with warm colors, and the less important parts can be done in cool colors.
- Illustrations should be simple and eye-catching, with unnecessary detail left out. If possible, avoid long numerical tables. Convert complex tables to graphs or charts. Use photographs or colorful graphs wherever possible.
- Photos should be enlarged enough to show relevant details.
- Patient confidentiality must be protected. No names should appear in illustrations.
- All lettering should be legible from a distance of approximately 5 feet.
- Headings of more than six words should be in upper and lower case, not all capitals.
- Never write whole sentences in capitals or underline to stress your point. Use bold characters instead.
- When laying out your poster leave “breathing space” around the text. This increases legibility.
- Use plain fonts such as Arial, Helvetica, Times New Roman, or Univers.
- All body text should be the same size and style of font.
- Keep body text left aligned.
- Columns should not vary in width.
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