Poster Presentation Guidelines
Author's are advised to adhere to the following guidelines. Although
details of the format are left to the discretion of each author, they should not deviate
from the accepted abstract or paper. Commercial publicity will not be allowed.
- Each poster presentation will occupy a 4 x 4 panel. The bottom
of the panel will be elevated. One 2' x 6' table will also be available for display of
handouts and supportive materials. Chairs are provided for one-on-one sessions. Plan your
display to fit this space.
- The display should present information from left to right. Near
the top of the display panel give the title of your presentation and the authors' names
and affiliations in letters not less than 1" high, and up to 2" high.
- All illustrations and the written text should be prepared prior
to the meeting. Drawings, pictures, charts, graphs, figures, etc., can be placed on a
poster board of the proper size and assembled in sections or pieces on the panel. Pins and
thumbtacks will be available for mounting your displays. It is easier to mount a few large
boards, rather than many small ones.
- A paper flip chart with felt-tipped marking pens will be
available for discussions with viewers.
- Limit your display to the essential data and choose what to
include to stimulate discussion. All data should carry the message without requiring any
- Most viewers will scan the display for its salient features and
when something catches their attention, they will linger for closer study and possible
discussion of details with the author.
- Written passages should be sufficiently large to allow for easy
reading from a distance of approximately five feet. Minimize the written text: Summarize,
outline, and be brief. Remember, this is not the written paper, but passages specifically
written for poster viewing. Matte finish on micrographs give better visibility due to
reduction of glare from lights.
- Should you care to incorporate a slide or overhead projection
into your poster presentation, the organization of this is your responsibility. You must
stay within your display area and arrange for your own equipment. Please notify your
session chair to make arrangements for whatever equipment you may need, including
- Security is not guaranteed. If you have items of value, you may
want to put them in your room at night. Neither IMAPS or its personnel are responsible for
lost or broken items.
Any questions regarding the poster session should be addressed to the
appropriate chair for your session.
For addition information regarding Poster Papers contact Jackki Morris,
Mgr., Technical Program at IMAPS Head-quarters, 1850 Centennial Park Drive, Suite 105,
Reston, Virginia 20191-1517. (703) 758-5164; Email: