POSTER PRESENTATION GUIDELINES

IMPORTANT

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

Poster Presenter

NOTICE!

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 Thursday, March 8, 2018 using the button below:


Upload your poster PDF
You will need your abstract ID and password to sign into the system.

It is encouraged, but not mandatory, that poster presenters remain with their posters up to 50% of the poster viewing session times to allow attendees dedicated times to network with the presenters.

Poster Display Information
  • Sigma Theta Tau International will supply the poster board for displaying your poster presentation.
  • Board: Foam Core Board
  • Board Format: Poster boards can be oriented either vertically (portrait) or horizontally (landscape).
  • Useable Board Surface Dimensions: 2 feet (24 inches) by 3 feet (36 inches)
  • No tables, electronics, or audiovisual equipment are allowed in the poster viewing area.
  • Push pins, double-sided tape, or VELCRO® can be used to fasten the poster to the board.
Poster Board Dimensions 2 ft x 3 ft
Poster Viewing Times
Poster Session 1 – Friday, April 20

Session 1A – 11:00-11:30 a.m. (1100-1130)
Session 1B – 12:15‑1:45 p.m. (1215‑1345)
Session 1C – 3:30‑4:00 p.m. (1530‑1600)
Session 1D – 4:45‑5:30 p.m. (1645‑1730)

Poster Session 2 – Saturday, April 21

Session 2A – 7:30-8:30 a.m. (0730‑0830)
Session 2B – 10:00-10:30 a.m. (1000-1030)
Session 2C – 12:15‑1:45 p.m. (1215‑1345)
Session 2D – 3:30‑4:00 p.m. (1530‑1600)

Poster Setup/Removal Times
Poster Session 1

Setup – Friday, April 20: 7:30-8:30 a.m. (0730-0830)
Removal – Friday, April 20: 5:30-6:00 p.m. (1730‑1800)

Poster Session 2

Setup – Friday, April 20: 6:00-6:30 p.m. (1800-1830)
Removal – Saturday, April 21: 5:30-6:00 p.m. (1730‑1800)

Recommendations for Effective Scientific Poster Communication
  • 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.