Poster Sessions

There will be two poster sessions at ABRF 2019.  

The poster area will be open for viewing on Sunday, March 24, from 10:00am – 6:30pm, Monday, March 25, from 10:00am – 5:00pm, and Tuesday, March 26, from 10:00am – 12:00pm. Abstracts accepted for presentation in poster session will be grouped by topic category and numbered and listed in the program. Accepted abstracts will be published in the ABRF 2019 Core-Apps Meeting App.

Poster Mounting, Presentation, and Removal Schedule:
Authors must put up and take down their posters according to the schedule below. Authors must be present at their boards for the duration of their scheduled presentation time.

Sunday, March 24

8:00am – 9:30am All poster authors place posters on boards
10:00am – 6:30pm Posters available for general reviewing
5:30pm – 6:30pm  Poster Session I and Wine and Cheese Reception
Authors of ODD numbered poster boards present

Monday, March 25

10:00am – 5:00pm  Posters available for general reviewing
2:30pm – 3:30pm Poster Session II and Coffee Break
Authors of EVEN numbered poster boards present

Tuesday, March 26

10:00am – 12:00pm Posters available for general reviewing
12:00pm – 1:00pm All authors remove posters from boards

Poster material must be removed from the board by 1:00pm on Tuesday, March 26. Note: The Exhibit Hall will be closed at 1:00pm on Tuesday.

Recording (photographing, audio taping or videotaping) any presentation/session is PROHIBITED, except by an ABRF/FASEB staff or by First Authors who want to photograph their poster presentation.

Poster Format Guidelines

The goal of these guidelines is to facilitate the effectiveness of poster communication.

  • The poster boards are 4' high x 8' wide. The poster surface are is 91 inches wide (231.14 cm) and 45 inches high (114.3). It is advisable to have an 8" high headline strip that runs the full length of the poster. Include the title, authors, and affiliations on the strip with letters not less than 2" high.
  • Posters should be readable by viewers from five feet away. The message should be clear and understandable without oral explanation.
  • Focus the poster presentation on a few key points.
  • Use color, headlines, and data presentation to communicate with clarity and simplicity.
  • Make sure that the important points stand out, that there is a balance between words and illustrations, and that the viewer's pathway through the poster is clear.
  • Figures and tables should cover slightly more than 50% of the poster area.
  • Keep text brief and to the point.
  • The temptation to overload the poster with information should be resisted. More material may mean less communication.
  • Avoid confusing abbreviations, acronyms, and jargon.
  • Use a consistent font type and style throughout.
  • Use large type.
  • An 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of paper photo statically enlarged 50% makes text readable from five feet.
  • The movement (pathway) of the eye over the poster should be natural: down the columns, along the rows.
  • Arrows, pointing hands, numbers and letters may be used to help clarify the sequence of the poster presentation.
  • Handouts, abstracts, and passing out of business cards are allowed. Take away items are welcomed so that attendees viewing your poster can take information back to their facilities to share.
  • It can be useful to attach some of your business cards to your poster (in a plastic wallet attached to the bottom of the poster) so that people can take one if you are not actually standing next to your poster when they view it. This is an important way of making contacts.