Each oral presentation is limited to 20 minutes (including questions).
Instructions for posters:
Poster boards measuring 1 m wide by 2 m high will be available for displaying your poster. The size of the poster should not exceed 85 cm wide/120 cm high.
Our top 10 general tips for consideration when designing and preparing your poster:
Avoid excessive text! This is the most common mistake made in posters. Aim for 800 to 1000 words or less.
Minimum recommended font size, to be legible, is 30pt. Make sure your title, authors, headings and subheadings are at least this size in a sans serif font (i.e. Arial, Futura, Helvetica).
A good starting point (but only a starting point) for font sizes by section is:
Body text: 24-28pt
Ensure your figures, images and graphs are also legible.
Use sans-serif fonts for Titles, author list, headings, sub headings and bullet lists, use serif font (i.e. Garamond, Palatino, Verdana) for paragraphs of text and captions.
Use no more than 2 fonts, avoid drop shadows and 3D effects on text.
Do not use UPPER CASE or underlines to set off text, it makes it harder to read. Instead use bold or italics or both to emphasize words and short phrases.
Left align paragraphs (or left justified, ragged right) - using full justification in a program other than LaTeX, InDesign or Quark often leads to large gaps between words which makes it difficult to read.
The width of text boxes should be between 45 and 70 characters. Lines that are shorter or longer are harder to read quickly.
Visually the space use in a poster should be in the range of 20-25% text, 40-50% figures and 30-40% white space.