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Please read the following instructions for poster presentations carefully.

Basic Poster Set-Up

  1. The poster should be printed as a single scroll of paper or cloth, and must NOT be larger than the display board surface of 4 feet (1.2 meters) high and 4 feet (1.2 meters) wide.
  2. The poster must be pin-able to a corkboard, and should NOT be a free-standing, foam insulated or heavily backed board. You are advised to bring your own pushpins.

Poster Contents

  1. The TITLE, AUTHOR(S) and INSTITUTION are to be prominently displayed across the top border, with lettering height between 1 and 2 inches (2.5 and 5.0 cm).
  2. The poster must include the ABSTRACT in the upper left hand corner of the poster.
  3. The rest of the poster space is used for the TEXT NARRATIVE, that must be readable from about a 6 feet (1.8 meters) distance.
  4. The TEXT NARRATIVE should include the following:
    • INTRODUCTION – Briefly summarize the necessary background (with any relevant citations) that led to this work, clearly identify the purpose or specific aims of the present experiment, and identify the questions asked or hypothesis(es) tested.
    • EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN and METHODS employed to do the work, including number and necessary demographics of the human or animal subjects studied. Also include the statistical method(s) used to analyze/summarize the data.
    • RESULTS may be effectively presented by TABLE, FIGURE, ILLUSTRATION and/or PHOTOGRAPH. Make each stand on its own, so the viewer does not have to refer elsewhere on the display to understand the important message(s).
    • Please, keep TABLES and FIGURES simple and uncluttered, and utilize an interpretive legend where appropriate.
    • SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION – Briefly, what are the vital “bottom lines” of your work? What are recommendations for further research?
    • ACKNOWLEDGMENT – identify funding source(s), institutional support, individuals who have contributed significantly but who are not listed as authors, etc.
    • Consider distributing a HANDOUT during your presentation time if there is need for exchange of large data sets or other details.

If You Have Changes/Questions

Any changes to your research poster must be ran by the Research Committee Chair,
Mark D. Faries, Ph.D. (

For any logistical questions, please contact Julie Holtgrave (