Poster Preparation Cathy M Buyea, MS October 27,2008. Your Poster. Ideally starts with a complete manuscript Abstract is written following completion of the study Poster is a brief visual display of the entire study. Software: Publisher, Power Point, Illustrator
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Review all requirements before creating the poster
size, font, background, pictures (jpeg, pif, etc)
Prepare all tables, graphs and images prior to creating the poster
Use images to create interest and explain the study and results
Save as PDF file and print on one page to review prior to printing
Title: 55 font
Author: 50 font
Institution: 45 font
Organizational titles: 48 font (color)
Text: 40 font
Personal preference (after following guidelines given)
One of hundreds of posters – need to attract the attention of the reader
Should read title, look at poster and have an idea of the study (this first look is often what determines if the study is of interest to the reader)
16 square feet of text is not interesting!
Authors and affiliations (resident’s name in bold), terminal degrees, sponsor’s name if not an author.
Same as that
(250 word limit).
(Any or all of the following)
Significance of research and findings. Shortcomings and future directions.
Why study this topic?
The lab, technicians, funding source(s), etc.
Intro Methods Results
Tecla Atkinson 829-3652
2X2 foot printer
$4.00 a linear foot
Must have an account # or a P.O. for billing
Power Point slides – not one large slide, Illustrator – actual poster size
4 X 4 poster = $32.00
tape or pin center line – exact match
Doug McCallum 829 – 3485
4 foot printer, unlimited length
$4.00 per square foot
Must have an account number or P.O. for billing
Power Point (set page size up to 54in), Illustrator, Publisher
4 X 4 Poster = $64.00 (no seams)