Parallel Session Poster Presentation General Guidelines



February 23-26, 2016, MYANMAR

General instructions 

  1. Posters should be displayed according to the scheduled and assigned floor/area as specified in the conference program.
  2. Posters should be displayed on a free standing vertical board. Poster presenters will be provided with half a panel for their display.
  3. The poster dimensions should not be more than 800mm wide x 1100mm high.
  4. Use vinyl or paper type posters (with high resolution). The boards are made of a material to which Velcro tape or pin scan adhere. Limited tape will be provided.
  5. Presenters should be in attendance at their poster during the poster viewing time and schedule to answer questions and discuss aspects of their research/interventions. Determine any additional points about your work that you would like to convey if questions are asked.
  6. Determine when the recommended time to stand by the poster, noting particularly any dedicated poster sessions. Presenters are encouraged to inform the conference participants about their poster presentation. Contact details during and after the conference should also be included.
  7. In preparing the poster, presenters should not attempt to provide the entire research history. Present only enough data to support the conclusions or to explain the point(s) you would like to make. Data should be kept to a minimum in favor of diagrams and photographs. Aim to put across a simple message in an eye-catching manner.
  8. Posters should follow the following format: 
    • Title - All posters must carry a title. If a short title is different from the published full title is used, the latter should be included as a header in smaller type. The title needs to accurately reflect the content of the poster and capture attention in ten words or less. Write the title in Title Case not capitals.
    • Author/s,
    • Institutional Affiliation/s,
    • Organization’s Logo/s,
    • Contact Details (Website, Email),
    • Poster Publication Date
    • Abstract - This is a succinct summary, usually 150 words or less that begins with an introduction, identifies the research problem studied/intervention, the methods used, the results obtained, conclusion and the significance of those results.
      •  Introduction

          This section should provide a brief overview of the reasons that the research was initiated and provide a background on the materials and methods used in the study.

      • Methods 

        The experimental and other methods used to accomplish the research should be succinctly outlined in this section.

      • Results

        This section should outline the results of your work. Since posters are a visual method of presentation, the bulk of this section should be graphical rather than textual.

      • Conclusions 

        This section should provide a succinct summary of the conclusions you have obtained from your work as well as a statement of the direction of any  future work if relevant and appropriate.

    • Keep all text (headings and body text) to a minimum. Posters are often viewed during conference breaks or during busy sessions so viewers do not have much time to read a lot. ‘Chunk' text into digestible-bites using small paragraphs, bullet lists, or text boxes.  Bullet lists do not always need the “ands” and “the’s”. Keep abbreviations and acronyms to a minimum.
    • All text lettering should be large enough to be legible at a distance of 1.5m. Observe common fonts (such as Times New Roman, Arial, and Verdana). Recommended font sizes will be:
      1. Title: 72 pt 
      2. Headings: 48-60 pt 
      3. Body Text: 24-48 pt
    • Design the poster with graphics. Use photos, cartoons, figures, tables, diagrams. Label them if necessary and use color.
    • Large type from a word processor, photo-enlarged typing, stenciling, and rub-down letters (e. g. Letterset) are recommended for text and captions. Freehand lettering is not recommended.

      All text must be in English.

    • Soft copy/Electronic copy/Digital copy of the poster should be submitted to the committee before 15thDecember 2015.

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