2017 Program Poster Presentation Guidelines

The following guidelines have been prepared to help improve the effectiveness of poster communication.
  • First, identify the two or three principal messages you have to convey.  Choose a title that captures your main point. Your poster should be a comprehensive scientific presentation, even if offered by a commercial organization.
  • Prepare a heading at the top of your poster indicating the abstract title, authors, and affiliations.
  • Lettering should be at least 1 in (2.54 cm) high.
  • Summarize current research in graphic form whenever possible; use charts, tables, graphs, pictures, etc. and minimize the amount of text.
  • Arrange materials in columns and use "white space" to help direct readers logically through your poster.
  • Prepare your poster on laminated poster paper or fabric and mount on the poster board with the board number provided in your notification letter.
  • Posters should be self-explanatory but not comprehensive.  You will supplement and elaborate during your conversations with others, but many people will view your poster when you are not present.
  • Your presentation must be readable from distances of at least 3 feet (90 cm).  Keep visual materials simple and clear.
  • Provide information in smaller type below the heading.  Details of methodology should be brief and should be placed at the end of the legend.
  • Simple use of color can add emphasis.
  • Do not write or paint directly on the poster boards.
Before You Travel:  Many airlines are now requiring that poster tubes be checked rather than brought as carry-on luggage. In case your poster does not arrive, we suggest you bring a smaller version of your poster presentation on A4 size paper as well as a copy of the presentation on a USB thumb drive. There is also a FedEx printing location within the convention center. If you have questions about their services, please email usa1325@fedex.com.
Important Information:
  • The poster-board surface area is 66 inches wide (1.7 m) x 44 inches high (1.1 m).  Please be sure your poster does not exceed this area.
  • Push pins will be provided. Authors may bring their own push pins and thumbtacks.
  • Do not leave personal materials or belongings at poster boards or in the poster area.  ISAC/CYTO is not responsible for any articles left in the poster area or elsewhere.
  • All poster boards are pre-numbered.  Please be certain to mount your poster on the correct board.
  • You must register and wear an official CYTO 2017 badge to access the poster area.
Poster Display Dates and Hours
  • Posters must be placed on the assigned poster board number from 1600 – 2000 on Sunday, June 11 and remain on the board throughout the Congress.
  • Poster material must be removed from the board between 1415 – 1430 on Wednesday, June 14.
  • The poster area will be open for viewing Monday, June 12, from 800 – 1900, Tuesday, June 13, from 800 – 1700, and Wednesday, June 14, from 800 – 1400.
  • Authors should be at their poster for presentation and discussion as follows:
Monday, June 12
1715 – 1845
Poster Session 1
Authors of ODD numbered poster boards present

Tuesday, June 13
1515 – 1645
Poster Session 2
Authors of EVEN numbered poster boards present