Poster Information

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We are pleased to announce that poster presenters will have the option to choose to present either a standard poster or e-poster.  Standard posters will be presented traditionally while e-posters will be presented electronically on touch screen displays.  AOPA will create a learning lounge with traditional and electronic posters on continuous display throughout the Assembly.  Poster presenters will be presented on Thursday, September 10 and Friday, September 11.

Upcoming Deadlines

  • June 5, 2020
    • Provide your head and shoulder photograph and short 50-75 word biography to This can also be done in the in the mobile app verification.
  • June 19, 2020 – Please notify Ryan Gleeson of your intention to display a e-poster by emailing
  • August 7, 2020 or before
    • Complete the online Registration form using the code provided in your speaker email *for early bird rate*
    • Email your completed poster to

e-poster Submissions

For your convenience an e-poster template will be created and available for downloading online.  Using AOPA’s template is optional.  If you would like to create your own electronic version of the file, please see the specifications as outlined below.

  • Each poster presentation should consist of two slides.  The first slide should include your poster title, author names and any disclosures.  Slide two will include clinical content.
  • Windows Setup –
  1. Go to the “Design Tab”
  2. Click on “Slide Size”
  3. On the drop down menu choose 16:9
  4. Click “Custom Slide Size” set it to “Custom”
  5. Set to “Landscape orientation”
  6. Set “width” to 33.8
  7. Set “Height” to 19.0 in.
  8. Click “OK” to finalize
  • MAC Setup –
  1. Go to the “Themes” tab and at the far left click on “Page Setup”
  2. Select “Wide Screen (16:9)”
  3. Select “Page Setup again holding left mouse button and go to bottom of the tab to select “Page Size” then select
  4. “Custom” and set the width to 33.8
  5. Then set height to 19.0
  6. Click “OK” to finalize.
  • To ensure conformity on the computers that will be used, please Google “fonts common to Mac and PC” and only use those fonts.
  • Please submit your completed poster online no later than August 7, 2020.   When uploading your file, please name the document using your last name as the beginning of the file name and save the document as a .PPT or .PPTX file.

Traditional Poster Submissions

Poster Presentation Logistics

  1. Posters will be displayed in the exhibit hall.  You must attach your pre-printed (70cm wide x 100cm tall) poster to the designated poster board by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 9.  Push pins will be provided for this purpose.  Look for the board with your presentation title across the top.
  2. Each presenter is responsible for putting up and removing his/her own poster material. Please note that the National Assembly organizers cannot be responsible for these materials, and any posters not removed by 3:00 PM on Saturday, September 12 will be discarded.
  3. When creating your physical poster display, you may wish to refer to the guidelines below for assistance. offers a free and easy to use template that many have utilized in prior years.  You can also print and ship by utilizing this site.
  4. The National Assembly will utilize the (A1) 70cm wide x 100cm tall scientific poster presentation size.


Avoid Common Mistakes

  • Don’t include too much information
  • Don’t use a font smaller than 11 point
  • Make sure your scientific message is legible and clearly stated.
  • Please remember that by submitting a poster abstract, you are agreeing to be present during the poster session to share your finding and interact with attendees.

Poster Content
The poster display should focus on the following topics/content:

  • Title
  • Introduction or background – Your introduction or background information should contain 3-5 short sentences outlining information necessary to understand the study and by it was done.
  • Hypothesis , Objective or Aim – The aims of the study, the questions to be asked or the hypothesis to be tested should be clearly stated in as few words as possible.
  • Methods – Outline your methods briefly.  Provide details only for new methods or important modifications of older ones.
  • Conclusion, Results or Outcomes – The conclusion(s) should be succinctly stated in large type.  Many viewers read this first, so it should be easy to understand.
  • References – Pertinent references should only be considered for the abstract and may be presented in a smaller font.
  • Acknowledgements or Contact – Acknowledgements should be limited to granting agencies for the abstract.

Poster Design
The design of an effective poster is a demonstration of your ability to communicate your research results.  A good poster requires considerable forethought and attention to detail.

  • Avoid putting too much material on the poster.
  • The poster title and headings should have letters that are large enough to be read at a distance.
  • Mounting sections on colored paper may improve the graphic impact of your presentation.  Avoid color combinations that are difficult to read.
  • offers a free and easy to use template that many have utilized in prior years.  You can also print your poster at a very economical cost at this site. (Approximately $55 for the professional version.)

(Modern – Windows and Mac PowerPoint)

(Classic – Windows and Mac PowerPoint)

70cm Wide x 100cm Tall
PowerPoint Poster TemplateThis free PowerPoint template is designed for a standard metric 70 cm by 100 cm scientific poster presentation for international poster sessions.This scientific poster template can be printed at the following sizes:
70 cm x100 cm (Standard 27.5×39.37 inches)
100×143 cmThis PowerPoint poster template is for a small size poster poster presentation commonly used at international conferences.

Should you have questions please contact:
Ryan Gleeson
Phone: (571) 431-0876