This year's poster session will take place on the first afternoon of the meeting. Coffee and other refreshments will be served and in the meanwhile you can stroll along the poster presentations, which will allow scientific discussion and networking in an informal atmosphere. Poster presenters are asked to stand alongside their posters as much as possible to answer possible questions.
A second poster session will take place on the second day of the meeting after the lunch.
Poster pitch presentations
This time we will apply a different format. From the submitted abstracts for posters, we will select interesting topics (focussing mainly on young scientists) to be presented as pitch presentations before the actual poster session. They will have 5 minutes (no questions) to present their key findings in a maximum of 5 slides. The aim is to promote your work and attrackt people to visit your poster. Thus poster presenters must still assemble their posters as advised. Please send us your pitch by August 23rd.
Requirements for Poster Presentations
The dimensions of the poster should be 90 cm wide x 120 cm high, in portrait format.
Poster presentations will be given unique identifying numbers that define poster locations. The first author of each poster abstract is responsible for the proper assembly, mounting, and presentation of his/her poster. The organization of the Conference will provide the necessary material for poster mounting. Presenters may display posters throughout the entire Conference.
Thanks to extra sponsoring that we were able to attract this meeting, we have decided to award a prize of €100 to the best poster presentation. Posters will be judged both on lay-out and how the presenter brings the story.
Guidelines for poster preparation
A poster is not a scientific manuscript. It is more like an advertisement. It should attract attention and give a clear message – and the message should be evident from the title itself, so that passers-by can quickly decide whether they really want to stop and read more about it.
- Don’t have too many words; 350 is a good number to aim at.
- With a limited number of words, you can use a generous font size – so that the poster can be easily read from the back of the small crowd of viewers who you hope will gather by your poster.
- The text should include a brief introduction (with a hypothesis if appropriate), minimal description of methods, a concise account of results (bullet points are helpful), a short discussion, and conclusions (again, use bullet points).
- Include a minimum of references (of course, if the data presented have been published, cite the paper).
- Use a sans serif typeface such as Arial or Calibri, rather than Times New Roman.
- Choose dark colours for the text, against a light background; avoid light colours against a dark background.
- Four or five figures or tables should be enough (otherwise they will be too small). They should be clearly labelled and understandable without having to read the main text. Don’t present too much information in a figure or table.