Poster Display Dates and Hours
- · Poster notification letters indicating board numbers will be sent to authors in
Saturday, May 21 and remain on the board.
- Posters must be placed on the assigned poster board number from 1600 – 1900 on
- · Poster material must be removed from the board between 1600 –1630 on Tuesday, May 24.
Monday, May 23 from 800 – 1830; and Tuesday, May 24 from 800 – 1600.
- · The poster area will be open for viewing Sunday, May 22 from 800 – 1830;
- · Authors should be at their poster for presentation and discussion as follows:
Sunday, May 22
Authors of EVEN numbered poster boards present 1700 – 1830
Monday, May 23
Authors of ODD numbered poster boards present 1700 – 1830
Tuesday, May 24
ALL Authors present 1515 – 1600
- Recording (photographing, audio taping or videotaping) any presentation/session is PROHIBITED, except by individuals authorized by ISAC or by first authors who want to photograph their own poster presentation.
Poster Presentation Guidelines
Posters should be readable by viewers five feet away. The message should be clear and understandable. The following guidelines have been prepared to help improve the effectiveness
of poster communication.
1. Initial Sketch - Plan your poster early. Focus your attention on a few key points. Try various styles of data presentation to achieve clarity and simplicity. Does the use of color help? What needs to be expressed in words? Suggest headlines and text topics.
2. Rough Layout - Enlarge your best initial sketch, keeping the dimensions in proportion to the final poster (see diagram). Ideally, the rough layout should be full size. A blackboard is a convenient place to work. Print the title and headlines. Indicate text by horizontal lines. Draw rough graphs and tables. This will give you a good idea of proportions and balance. Ask associates for comments. This is still an experimental stage.
3. Final Layout - The artwork is complete. The text and tables are typed, but not necessarily enlarged to full size. Now ask, is the message clear? Do the important points stand out? Is there a balance between words and illustrations? Is there spatial balance? Is the pathway through the poster clear?
4. Balance - The figures and tables should cover slightly more than 50% of the poster area. If you have only a few illustrations, make them large. Do not omit the text, but keep it brief. The poster should be understandable without oral explanation.
5. Topography - Avoid abbreviations, acronyms, and jargon. Use a consistent font throughout. An 81/2" x 11" sheet of paper enlarged 50% makes the text readable from five feet.
6. Eye Movement - The movement (pathway) of the eye over the poster should be natural, down the columns or along the rows. Size attracts attention. Arrows, pointing hands, numbers, and letters can help clarify the sequence.
7. Simplicity - Resist the temptation to overload the poster. More material may mean less communication.
8. Push Pins – You are required to bring your own push pins for mounting your poster on the board.
The poster-board surface area is 44 inches (1.1m) high and 66 inches (1.7m) wide. Prepare a 6 inch (0.15m) high headline strip that runs the full width of the poster. Include the title, authors, and affiliations on the strip in letters not less than 1 inch (2.54 cm) high. Post a large-typed copy of your abstract in the upper left-hand corner, including the program number (this is found in the Program and may be entered at the meeting).