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Poster Tips

Poster proposals will be accepted January 18 – April 11, 2023.

A poster session is a presentation in which materials such as maps, photographs, graphs, charts, and/or tables are posted on a display board along with brief textual summaries of your work. Ideally, a well-constructed poster will be self-explanatory. Successful poster presentations are those that achieve both coverage and clarity.

Coverage: In addition to title/author and abstract, most successful posters provide brief statements of introduction, method, subject, procedure, results, and conclusions. Ask yourself the following:

  • Have you provided all the obvious information?
  • Will a casual observer walk away understanding your major findings after a quick perusal of your material?
  • Will a more careful reader learn enough to ask informed questions?
  • What would you need to know if you were viewing this material for the first time?

Clarity: People attending a poster session are free to move about from poster to poster and often must view a poster from a distance, making it difficult to read excessive text and small fonts. With this in mind, we recommend you do the following:

  • Use large fonts and limit text to essential information. Place your major points in the poster and have the nonessential, but interesting, sidelights for informal discussion.
  • Keep content simple and communicate clearly.
  • Consider whether the sequence of information is evident. Indicate the ordering of your material with numbers, letters, or arrows when necessary.
  • “A picture’s worth a thousand words.” Imaginative use of captioned illustrations, photographs, graphs, or other types of visually appealing material is an extremely effective mode of communication in a poster presentation.
  • Make your final conclusions or summary a concise statement of your most important findings.

Each poster display should include a lettered sign giving the title and name(s) of the presenter(s). This sign should be 6” in height with letters at least 2” high in a bold font.

Authors are provided a 4-foot-high x 8-foot-wide (122 cm x 244 cm) bulletin board on which to display their poster. Authors must remain near the bulletin board for the duration of the session (45 minutes) to answer questions. Note that poster presenters are not supplied with audiovisual equipment or electricity.

Helpful Online Resources for Poster Creation

How to Prepare a Poster, SIAM News:

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Key Dates

  • November 11, 2022 – December 21, 2022
    Online Session Proposal Submission - for Parallel Sessions and Short Courses
  • January 18, 2023 – March 30, 2023
    Online Proposal Submission for Roundtables
  • January 18, 2023 – April 11, 2023
    Online Proposal Submission for Posters
  • April 13, 2023 – May 18, 2023
    Invited Abstract Submission Open for Accepted Parallel Sessions
  • June 15, 2023
    Conference Early Registration Opens
  • July 10, 2023
    Student Travel Grant Deadline
  • August 16, 2023
    Conference Early Registration Ends
  • August 31, 2023
    Best Poster Award Deadline
  • September 5, 2023
    Hotel Reservations Deadline
  • September 27, 2023 – September 29, 2023
    2023 ASA Biopharmaceutical Section Regulatory-Industry Statistics Workshop