Guidelines for Poster Presentations

Poster Presentations will be displayed for the duration of the conference in the Poster Display Area in A0 size, portrait orientation and on the conference app and website.

A poster reception will be hosted in the Poster Display Area from 5:30pm on Tuesday 20 November, followed by the ACIPC Awards Presentation night.

If you are unfamiliar with poster reception, the following may be useful:

  • We kindly ask Poster presenters to stand at or near by their poster for at least the first 30 minutes of the poster reception. This will allow you the opportunity to talk with delegates about your poster and answer questions regarding your work.
  • When you are not there, leave a note saying when you plan to return. You may also want to provide a mobile phone number or business cards so another delegate can arrange to meet you at a specific time.
  • There is no need to have a presentation but be prepared to answer questions and discuss your material with interested delegates.
  • You may use a computer if you wish to provide a live demonstration as part of your poster. Please bring your own laptop with well-charged batteries, as power supply may not be available.
  • Wireless internet connections will be available.
  • An adjacent table can be provided if required.

If you have any queries please email mail@conferencedesign.com.au.

Guidelines for Poster Presentations

The poster should be a visual presentation of your submitted abstract and should meet the following criteria:

TITLE

The title should be the same as in the submitted abstract.

SIZE

The poster must be A0 size (A0 size is 841mm x 1189mm) in portrait orientation.

LETTERING

The poster should be easily readable at a distance of two metres. Use UPPER and lower case for general content as the use of all-capital text is difficult to read. Avoid using a mixture of type/font styles.

TITLE

Include the title of your presentation at the top of the poster. Characters should be a minimum of 48 point font size. Your name, School or Centre should also be displayed on the poster. HEADINGS 48 to 60 point font size is recommended for headings.

CONTENT

24 to 32 font size single spaced is recommended. The text should be concise and easy to read.

The message that your poster contains should be clear and understandable without the requirement of oral explanation. If relevant, methods should be presented simply and concisely.

After the title, the two most important panels are the Introduction and the Conclusion. On the basis of these two panels, a reader will decide whether to consider the poster details and perhaps talk to the presenter. These panels need to be very simple, concise and visually attractive. Results should be presented graphically if possible. Avoid large tables of data.

Results should be in line with those originally submitted in your abstract.

Use pictures, symbols and colour. Figure legends are essential and should be short but informative. If using graphs, they should have a short heading.

For visual effect, we recommend that graphs be no smaller than 12cm x 18cm. Photographs should be no smaller than 12cm x 18cm. Use the space to attract your audience for discussion, not to present complex details of methods and results.

The following websites provide some useful information on preparing effective posters for conference presentation.

http://hgso.curtin.edu.au/pdf/Poster_Presentation_Conference_Guidelines_2008.pdf

http://www.phcris.org.au/infobytes/poster_presentations.php

About the College

The ACIPC is the peak body for Infection Prevention and Control professionals in the Australasian region. Our stated vision is the prevention and control of infection in our communities. We commenced in January 2012 bringing together the various State and Territory infection control associations formerly in AICA (The Australian Infection Control Association) to support and encourage collaboration across Australasia.

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