The Poster Session is one of the core events of the APSAD Conference, as selected abstracts from all disciplines, from research to clinical, are presented by colleagues from across Australasia and the world. The poster session offers a platform to see and discuss achievements, ideas and developments face-to-face.
POSTER HIGHLIGHT SESSIONS
The Scientific Advisory Committee will select a number of Posters to profile, covering a broad selection of topics. Selected poster authors will have the opportunity to speak about their Poster for one minute, using one PowerPoint slide. This is a great opportunity to generate interest in your Poster and to promote the Poster Session as it is held during the plenaries. Selected authors are also expected to be standing by their poster at the main Poster Session/s.
To acknowledge the contribution of the poster presenters, we will be offering two Awards with the prize of a $200 book voucher and certificate for the winners, and a certificate for runners up and honourable mentions in all categories.
- Early Career Poster Prize: The Poster judging committee will select one outstanding poster and one runner up.
- Senior Poster Prize: The Poster judging committee will select one outstanding poster and one runner up.
- Honourable Mention: Two honourable mentions will be awarded across both categories.
HELPFUL HINTS FOR PUTTING YOUR POSTER TOGETHER:
- A Poster presentation is a graphic/textual way to show others your work. Your poster presentation should rely on colour, diagrams, charts and visual images to illustrate your ideas rather that presenting information in text.
- Poster size is A1 portrait (landscape is not accepted).
- Know your audience so that you can communicate to them most effectively.
- The text used must be concise, using just enough words to explain your work and the significance and impact your topic has.
- A minimum of three (3) relevant visual images, charts, and/or graphs is recommended. These should be clearly labelled.
- Lay out and organise the material to make the main message clear. The pieces should be organised in a way that leads the viewer through the display.
- Balance the quantity of text and graphics equally and use dot points and lists to increase clarity and quantity of information.
- Check typography, avoid abbreviations, acronyms and jargon.
- Make illustrations simple and bold.
- Use larger (>16 font) lettering for the poster’s title, author and institutional affiliation. Make the lettering at least 3cm high.
- Avoid fonts that are script or difficult to read.
- Text should be large enough to be seen from 1-2m away.
- The display should be self-explanatory so that you are free to talk.
- Keep displays simple and text brief; a viewer should “get it” in 30 seconds. You can provide in-depth information in a handout.
- Select colour combinations that are simple and pleasing to the eye. Two/three colours will unify the poster.
- A neutral poster or matte board is more amenable to the eye than a bright coloured background. A splash of colour here and there, perhaps highlighting central finding(s) or provocative results, will make your poster “stand out” from the crowd.
- Have a notepad handy when presenting at your poster session. It may be helpful in elaborating on your findings, or for taking names & addresses of people interested in your research.
- Organise your material and edit your content to eliminate distracting visual noise. When in doubt, edit out; make sure every item is necessary.
- You may also like to provide a handout of the key points and/or your contact details.