Blood 2019

POSTER GUIDELINES

Poster Set up and Display

  • Posters will be on display in Exhibition Hall 1 from Sunday 20th October to Wednesday 23rd October.
  • Posters will be on display in the Exhibition Hall until 1200hrs on Wednesday 23rd October.
  • Posters must not be removed before afternoon tea on Tuesday 23rd October. If you wish to keep your poster, please ensure you remove them at morning tea on Wednesday 23rd October. All posters remaining after this time will be destroyed.
  • The posters will be hung on Saturday, you do not need to collect your poster from the registration desk.

Preparation of Posters

  1. POSTER SIZE: Your poster will be printed at A0 size i.e. 1189mm high x 841mm wide (portrait orientation only).
  2. POSTER TEMPLATE: These templates have been created to assist you in your preparations. You do not have to use either of these templates and can create your own.
  • Click here for powerpoint template (A3 size, will be exported and resized to be A0)
  • Click here for in design template
  1. IMAGES: Please ensure all images included are a minimum of 1MB to ensure the quality is retained for printing.
  2. FONT: Please ensure only standard fonts are used, Arial or Helvetica. Do not use any special fonts as text may be lost when imported for print.
  3. FINAL PDF: You must supply your poster artwork as a print ready PDF at 300dpi resolution.
  4. Failure to provide files compliant with the instructions above could impact on the print quality of your poster.
  5. Your final poster PDF must be uploaded here by 5pm 13 September 2019. Failure to provide your poster artwork by this date could result in your abstract be removed from the program.

Guidelines for Poster Presentation

  1. INITIAL SKETCH. Plan your poster early. Focus your attention on a few key points. Try various styles of data presentation to achieve clarity and simplicity. Does the use of colour help? What needs to be expressed in words?
  1. ROUGH LAYOUT. Enlarge your best initial sketch, keeping the dimensions in proportion to the final poster. Ideally, the rough layout should be full size. Draw rough graphs and tables. This will give you an idea of proportions and balance.
  1. BALANCE. The figures and tables ought to cover slightly more than 50% of the poster area. If you have only a few illustrations, make them large. Do not omit text, but keep it brief. The poster should be understandable without oral explanation.
  1. TYPOGRAPHY. Avoid abbreviations, acronyms and jargon. Use a consistent type-style throughout. Use large type, for example HELVETICA. A 22mm x 30mm sheet photo statically enlarged 50% makes text readable from 1.5 metres.
  1. MOVEMENT. The movement (pathway) of the eye over the poster ought to be natural (down columns and along rows). Size attracts attention. Arrows, hands, numbers and symbols can clarify sequence.
  1. SIMPLICITY. Do not overload the poster. More material may mean less communication. Ask yourself, what do I want the viewer to remember?
  1. FINAL LAYOUT. The artwork is complete. The text and tables are typed but not necessarily enlarged to full size. Now ask - "Is the message clear? Do the important points stand out? Is there a balance between words and illustrations? Is the pathway through the poster clear?"