Guidelines for poster presentations

Preparing your poster
The main aim of a poster is to clearly and briefly convey the main points to your audience: try to make it attractive for your audience, to encourage them to read the poster, and use visual images rather than lots of words.

When preparing your final poster file, please consult this page again in case there is updated information.

The poster boards are 96 cm wide and 138 cm high (37 x 54 inches). We recommend that posters are prepared in portrait format and ISO A0 size (84 cm wide x 119 cm high; 33.1 x 45.8 inches). However, a poster can be a different shape and size as long as it fits on the poster board.

Each poster must have a title and author list which is the same as in your accepted Abstract.

It is recommended that a recent photo of the presenting author is placed in the top left hand corner of the poster to help delegates identify who is presenting the poster.

Your story should proceed logically, with headings indicating sections: Introduction, Objective(s), Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusions, although other ways of organizing the poster to provide clear ‘take home messages’, such as Questions as headers, can also be used. Use photos or flow charts to help your audience better visualize the materials and methods used. Graphs should have titles, labelled axes and units of measurement. Tables should also have titles.

Text on the posters should be large enough to be readable from a distance of 3 m.

Before you produce the final copy of your poster, have colleagues review your poster, ask questions and make suggestions. Proof read carefully!

A4 or letter size handouts of your poster will be appreciated. They can be placed in a folder attached to the poster board.


Student poster competition
A committee will be appointed to select the top three posters for Student Poster Awards. This competition is open to students (BSc, MSc, PhD) enrolled in institutions of higher education who indicate during abstract submission that they wish to join the competition. The posters will be evaluated with regard to scientific content and quality of presentation. The prizes are 3-, 2- and 1-year’s membership of ISAE for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places respectively. Prize winners will be announced at the Closing Ceremony on Friday 9th August.

At the congress
Boards will be ready for use at about 1500h on Monday 5th August. Each poster board will have a number corresponding to a poster number in the final programme. Material for fastening posters will be provided.

Posters should remain up for the duration of the congress and viewing will take place during coffee breaks between spoken sessions and at lunch time throughout the meeting. Authors should stand by their posters during assigned poster sessions, details of which can be found in the final programme.