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Poster Guidelines

Information for Poster Presenters

Poster Panel Size

Please refer to this visualisation of the poster panels to be used during the conference.  The display area for each poster on the panel of the poster board is 80 cm wide by 1 metre high. Please note that there will be two posters displayed side by side on each side of the board, a total of four posters to each board.

Please note that paper size A1 or B1 can also be used.

This area will be allocated for each poster. Please ensure that your poster does not exceed this size. It is recommended that you leave a margin of at least 3 inches (7.5 cm) around the poster. When preparing your poster consider how much of your display will be visible at eye-level, please bear in mind that panels will be mounted on legs/stands.

**Poster Session Information is subject to change, should this be amended you will of course be kept informed**

Poster Panel Allocation

A numbered panel will be allocated for each poster (separate from the abstract numberYou have been assigned) and staff will be on hand at the conference to provide your poster panel number.

Please ensure that you stand by your poster(s) during your session for discussion and questions. Any posters remaining after the removal time will be removed by the organisers, who accept no responsibility for loss or damage.

**Poster Session Information to be confirmed shortly**

Fixing

The appropriate fixing materials for the poster boards are: Pins or double sided tape.
Please ensure that you bring a sufficient amount of fixing materials with you, however the Conference Organiser will have some available for delegate use at the conference.

General Guidelines for Poster Production

A poster should be self-contained and self-explanatory, allowing different viewers to proceed on their own while the author is free to supplement or discuss particular points raised in inquiry. Presentations should be kept simple and clear and a mixture of text and graphics is recommended. Remember that the viewer, not the author, as in the case of slide presentations, determines the time spent at each poster.

Poster Layout
Materials should be mounted on coloured poster paper or board.  Use matt finish rather than glossy paper. Arrange materials in columns rather than rows.  It is easier for viewers to scan a poster by moving along it rather than by zigzagging back and forth in front of it.  An introduction should be placed at the upper left and a conclusion at the lower right. The abstract does not need to be presented.

Illustrations
Figures should be designed to be viewed from a distance and should use clear, visible graphics and large type.  Each figure or table should have a heading of one or two lines.  Additional essential information should be provided below in a legend. Photographs should have good contrast, sharp focus and, if necessary, an indication of scale. 

Text
Minimise narrative.  Use large type in short, separated paragraphs.  Numbered or bulleted lists are effective ways to convey a series of points.  Do not set entire paragraphs in uppercase or boldface type.

Titles and Fonts
Titles and captions should be short and easy to read, in a sans serif font for preference.  Use large lettering as this means a number of people can read the poster from a distance without overcrowding. Remember to caption your poster with the abstract title, authors names and affiliations.

Headings should be a minimum of 50 point size
Whereas, 25 point size is suitable for text