Poster Information

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We are pleased to announce that poster presenters will be available as a on-demand offering at the Virtual National Assembly.

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.
  • July 31, 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*
  • August 21, 2020 or before

For your convenience an National Assembly Poster template is available online.

  • Each poster presentation should consist of no more than four slides.  The first slide should include your poster title, author names and any disclosures.  Slide two-four 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 13.333 in.
  7. Set “Height” to 7.5 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 13.333
  5. Then set height to 7.5
  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 21, 2020.   When emailing your completed poster, please name the document using your last name as the beginning of the file name.


Avoid Common Mistakes

  • Don’t include too much information
  • Make sure your scientific message is legible and clearly stated.

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.

Ryan Gleeson
Phone: (571) 431-0876