The Presenter Acceptance Policy reflects the expectations of all presenters for this event.


In addition to the poster display on-site, we will also collect electronic PDF copies of the posters prior to the program to include in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e‑Repository and for use as continuing nursing education following the program. Please upload your poster PDF no later than Wednesday, 22 February 2017 using the button below:

Upload your poster PDF
You will need your abstract ID and password to sign into the system.
Poster Display Information
  • Sigma Theta Tau International will supply the poster board for displaying your poster presentation.
  • Board: Foam Core
  • Board Format: Vertical or Horizontal (Portrait or Landscape)
  • Useable Board Surface Dimensions: 36 inches by 24 inches
  • No tables, electronics, or audiovisual equipment are allowed in the poster viewing area.
  • Presenter should bring VELCRO® or push pins to fasten the poster to the board. Use of both hook and loop sides of the VELCRO® is suggested.
Poster Setup/Removal Times

Setup: 7:00-8:00 a.m. (0700‑0800)
Removal: 5:30-6:00 p.m. (1730‑1800)

Poster Viewing Times
Saturday, 18 March

Session 1 – 9:45‑10:15 a.m. (0945‑1015)
Session 2 – Noon‑1:30 p.m. (1200‑1330)
Session 3 – 3:15‑3:45 p.m. (1515‑1545)

General Poster Recommendations
  • Don’t overload your poster. Please remember that you are not writing an article.
  • Seek simplicity; keep text to a minimum and avoid redundancies.
  • Be sure that your poster attracts attention, emphasizes important points, reads easily, and stimulates interest. Use, but don’t overuse, bold fonts and colors.
  • Facts should be printed in single phrases or words.
  • Define unfamiliar or complex terms as simply as possible.
  • Use pictorial or graphic illustrations to clarify and enhance a message. Figures and tables should cover approximately 50 percent of the poster area.
  • Use a typeface that is legible from six feet away.
  • Use a consistent font throughout.
  • Use a minimal amount of punctuation. Avoid abbreviations and acronyms where possible, especially in the conclusions.
  • The viewer should be able to grasp the total message in five minutes.
  • Feel free to provide one or more key references.
  • Handouts of your abstract, with your contact information, may facilitate future research communications with fellow conference attendees.