Poster guidelines

Posters will be on display for the duration of the congress. Authors will be given a specific time to be in attendance during the poster sessions.

If you would like to have your poster printed locally and delivered to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre for you to collect on Monday, 17 September please complete and return the poster printing form to WorldWide printing.

Download poster printing order form

 

Displaying posters

Posters can be put up on their allocated posterboard on Monday 17 September between 7.30 am and 10.00 am. Presenters will be allocated a posterboard number prior to the congress. Velcro adhesive will be provided to fix your poster to the numbered poster board.

Posters can be taken down at the conclusion of the congress.

 

How should posters be constructed?

Total poster size should not exceed 841 mm wide x 1189 mm high (AO size). POSTERS LARGER THAN THIS SIZE CANNOT BE ACCOMMODATED.

Posters should be prepared in portrait format.

 

What should a poster contain?

You do not need to include your abstract on the poster. The poster should have a title banner that includes the study title, names and affiliations of authors.

The poster should present a concise summary of your study and should include:

  • Introduction/background
  • Objectives/study questions
  • Design/setting
  • Methods (if study is an intervention, describe how it was carried out)
  • Results (including charts and graphs)
  • Implications/conclusions
  • Funding source(s)
  • Conflicts of Interest (COI).

 

Conflicts of Interest (COI)

Authors must state all possible conflicts of interest relating to the presented work, including financial, consultant, institutional and other relationships that might lead to bias or a conflict of interest. If there is no conflict of interest, this should also be explicitly stated as none declared. All sources of funding should be acknowledged. All relevant conflicts of interest and sources of funding should be included with the heading “Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding” at that bottom of the poster.

For example:
Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding:
Author A has received honoraria from Company Z.
Author B is currently receiving a research grant from Organization Y, and is on the speaker’s bureau for Organization X – the CME organizers for Company A.
For the remaining authors none were declared.

 

Research Ethics

It is the author’s responsibility to ensure that a patient’s anonymity be carefully protected and to verify that any experimental investigation with human subjects reported in the Congress was performed with informed consent and following all the guidelines for experimental investigation with human subjects required by the institution(s) with which all the authors are affiliated, as well as the Helsinki Declaration 1975 as revised in 1996. The protocol of the study must be approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) or the equivalent (e.g., Research Ethics Board) where the study is conducted. Authors should mask patients’ eyes and remove patients’ names from figures unless they obtain written consent from the patients.

 

What fonts and colours should be used on the poster?

Use large fonts to make your poster more readable. The following font sizes are recommended:
Title Bar: 42-48 point bold, title of study in all capitals.
Headers: 30-36 point bold (for example, Introduction, or Objectives).
Body Text: at least 20 point (should be able to read from a distance of 2 metres).

Black or dark blue text on white will be easiest to read.

Visually appealing materials (photographs, maps, graphs, etc.) will make the poster more attractive, and they should be included to complement the text of your poster.