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RISE 2011. Mak ing a Winning Poster. Winning Poster s. General rules Note audience and goal/focus of organization sponsoring the event, then appropriately tailor poster to these targets Follow the directions for size, formatting and display of the poster

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RISE 2011

Making a WinningPoster


WinningPosters

General rules

Note audience and goal/focus of organization sponsoring the event, then appropriately tailor poster to these targets

Follow the directions for size, formatting and display of the poster

Think about transportation of poster


WinningPosters

General rules

Construct poster that is inviting to read

Neat and organized

Uncluttered

No typographical errors

Pictures, images and diagrams

Do not forget team members as authors (and affiliations) and have authors review prior to submission

Follow proper display, manning and removal times


WinningPosters

Essential Components

Introduction

Introduces the topic and significance

Often includes purpose and specific aims

Background

Provides information about topic and relevance


WinningPosters

Essential Components

Methods

Outlines essential elements of methods, e.g.

Sample

Design

Procedures, measures, analyses

Results

Important findings

Tables, graphs, etc

Summary statistics and relevance


WinningPosters

Essential Components

Conclusions/Future Directions

Major findings related to aims

Strengths and limitations

Future directions

Acknowledgments

Individuals and core labs

Funding agencies


WinningPosters

Presenting a Poster is more than Paper and Text

Look professional and stand at poster unless there is a reason why you cannot

Introduce yourself and be interested in those who stop

Offer to “walk through”, give “thumb nail sketch” and/or “answer questions”

Ask for advice


Other Tips

Do not cram in too much material

General rules

Note audience and goal/focus of organization sponsoring the event, then appropriately tailor poster to these targets

Follow the directions for size, formatting and display of the poster

Think about transportation of poster

General rules

Construct poster that is inviting to read

Neat and organized

Uncluttered

No typographical errors

Pictures, images and diagrams

Do not forget team members as authors (and affiliations) and have authors review prior to submission

Follow proper display, manning and removal times

Essential Components

Introduction

Introduces the topic and significance

Often includes purpose and specific aims

Essential Components

Methods

Outlines essential elements of methods, e.g.

Sample

Design

Procedures, measures, analyses

Results

Important findings

Tables, graphs, etc

Summary statistics and relevance


Other Tips

Do overuse bold, differ fonts, etc

General rules

Note audience andgoal/focus of organization sponsoring the event, then appropriately tailor poster to these targets

Follow the directions for size, formatting and display of the poster

Think about transportation of poster

General rules


Other Tips

Be consistent in use of sentences v phrases, nouns v verbs, etc

Note audience and goal/focus of organization sponsoring the event

The presenter should always follow the directions for size, formatting and display of the poster.

Transporting the poster can be a hassle


Other Tips

Enjoy the experience


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