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Poster Instructions

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Poster Presentation Information

  • Posters will be displayed in the exhibit hall throughout the duration of the conference. Specific set-up and tear-down times will be communicated to you at a later date.
  • Authors will be notified by e-mail of the date and time of their poster presentation.
  • Abstracts accepted for presentation in poster sessions will be grouped by topic category and numbered and listed in the program. Accepted abstracts will be published in the ABRF 2016 Mobile App and in the Journal of Biomolecular Techniques.

Poster Format Guidelines

The goal of these guidelines is to facilitate the effectiveness of poster communication.

  • Posters should be readable by viewers from five feet away. The message should be clear and understandable without oral explanation.
  • Focus the poster presentation on a few key points.
  • Use color, headlines, and data presentation to communicate with clarity and simplicity.
  • Make sure that the important points stand out, that there is a balance between words and illustrations, and that the viewer's pathway through the poster is clear.
  • Figures and tables should cover slightly more than 50% of the poster area.
  • Keep text brief and to the point.
  • The temptation to overload the poster with information should be resisted. More material may mean less communication.
  • Avoid confusing abbreviations, acronyms, and jargon.
  • Use a consistent font type and style throughout.
  • Use large type.
  • An 81/2" x 11" sheet of paper photostatically englarged 50% makes text readable from five feet.
  • The movement (pathway) of the eye over the poster should be natural: down the columns, along the rows.
  • Arrows, pointing hands, numbers and letters may be used to help clarify the sequence of the poster presentation.
  • The poster board available surface area is 4' x 6'. It is advisable to have an 8" high headline strip that runs the full length of the poster. Include the title, authors, and affiliations on the strip with letters not less than 2" high.

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