ANZSRS Poster Guidelines
Posters will be on display from Saturday 25th March to Monday 27th March. Please hang your poster as early as possible so that delegates are able to view your poster prior to the poster session. Please ensure your poster is removed at the conclusion of the Meeting.
The poster session has been scheduled for Saturday 25th March 2023 at 15:30 to 17:00.
Poster authors must be at their posters during their allocated poster presentation session.
- Each poster is limited in size to 1186 high x 900 wide (millimetres) and portrait orientation is required. Larger posters cannot be accommodated.
- Poster boards will be Velcro compatible.
- The poster session will last 90 minutes. Presenting authors need to stand at their poster for the session. It will be free time where meeting participants will be enocuraged to go and speak to the authors individually.
- There will be no formal presentation for this session.
- Please note that acceptance of your abstract is taken as confirmation of your agreement to have your abstract published in the Meeting Proceedings and/or Meeting app.
Your poster should be self-explanatory, so that you are free to supplement and discuss particular points raised by viewers. Remember that your material/illustrations will be viewed from distances of one metre or more. Lettering should be as large as possible and preferably in bold type.
SIMPLICITY is the key:
- brief captions
- tables that are few in number but clear
- succinct text
- posters must not exceed the space of 1186 high x 900 wide (millimetres)
- portrait orientation is required. Larger posters can not be accommodated
- poster boards will be Velcro compatible
GUIDE FOR PREPARATION OF POSTERS
- INITIAL SKETCH. Focus your attention on a few key points. Try various styles of data presentation to achieve clarity and simplicity. Does the use of colour help? What needs to be expressed in words?
- ROUGH LAYOUT. Enlarge your best initial sketch, keeping the dimensions in proportion to the final poster. Ideally, the rough layout should be full size. Draw rough graphs and tables. This will give you an idea of proportions and balance.
- FINAL LAYOUT. The artwork is complete. The text and tables are typed but not necessarily enlarged to full size. Now ask - "Is the message clear? Do the important points stand out? Is there a balance between words and illustrations? Is the pathway through the poster clear?"
- BALANCE. The figures and tables ought to cover slightly more than 50% of the poster area. If you have only a few illustrations, make them large. Do not omit text, but keep it brief. The poster should be understandable without oral explanation.
- TYPOGRAPHY. Avoid abbreviations, acronyms and jargon. Use a consistent type-style throughout. Use large type, for example HELVETICA. A 22mm x 30mm sheet photo statically enlarged 50% makes text readable from 1.5 metres.
- MOVEMENT. The movement (pathway) of the eye over the poster ought to be natural (down columns and along rows). Size attracts attention. Arrows, hands, numbers and symbols can clarify sequence.
- SIMPLICITY. Do not overload the poster. More material may mean less communication. Ask yourself, what do I want the viewer to remember?
All presenting authors (oral and poster) must register and pay to attend the Meeting by 17 February 2023. Registrations are open and earlybird prices close on 31 January 2023.
Students must submit a letter from their supervisor defining their student status and include a copy of their current student card when registering for the Meeting. On registration, students will be asked to email this documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org.