Poster Guidelines


Presenter responsibilities
Poster presentation must be prepared in advance. There are no facilities to prepare the poster at the Conference.
Each presenter is responsible for setting up their own poster presentation and for removing it at the end of the Conference. Presenters will be expected to be present at the allocated poster session time on Monday, the 4th of April at 8:00

Display location
A poster board will be allocated to each poster. This will maximise the chances of each paper being seen by as many conference delegates and exhibition trade visitors as possible.

Set-up Time: Posters are expected to be put up for display as early as possible on Monday morning, 4 April 2016.
Viewing Time: Posters will be viewable in the lunchtime during the training course days.
Dismantling Time: Presenters are asked to remove their posters by the close of the conference Tuesday 5 April 2016.
Posters that are not removed by the allocated time will be removed by the organisers who assume no responsibility for display materials not removed at the appropriate time.


Presentation Purpose
One purpose of a poster paper presentation is to promote informal discussion. It is a graphic display of a written manuscript. The poster presentation stands by itself as a summary of the research and usually contains an overview of research objectives, experimental methods, materials, results and a discussion. Posters optimise one-to-one communication and provide an opportunity to discuss mutual research interests on an informal basis.
The organisers of this Training CourSe are committed to providing a high-calibre program and urge poster presenters to consider the preparation of their poster carefully. Presenters are encouraged to make full use of their available space.
Posters are not intended as a mechanism for advertising products or services. Posters consisting of commercial brochures describing products or services or that are not of appropriate quality may be rejected on-site.

Presentation Hints & Suggestions
All posters should include some variation on the following elements: title, authors, abstract, method and materials, results and conclusions. References should be included where appropriate. The inclusions of an introduction and acknowledgements are optional. The abstract and any introduction should be different.
The poster title should extend across the top of the poster, and include the title, plus author(s) and affiliation(s) on the next line.
An interested individual who is not necessarily familiar with your field of expertise should be able to follow your poster. To ensure this:

  • organise the poster units in an orderly manner for a logical flow from top to bottom or left to right;
  • number the units in the order you want them viewed or use connecting lines to guide the reader as in a flow chart;
  • use headings and colour
  • test your poster by laying it out and asking a colleague to critique it;
  • start the poster with a clear and concise objective;
  • have sections on experiments or research methods as appropriate and devote the main part of the poster to your results;
  • finish with a brief conclusion;
  • make liberal use of large photos, figures, tables, diagrams, maps etc; and,
  • do not attach typewritten sheets to the poster presentation, as it is impossible to read these from a distance.
  • It is also good to display email address that you may be contacted on.

Presenters may also provide sign-up sheets or contact cards on or near their poster board to record names and addresses of attendees who want further information.
Poster size: width - no wider than 2,3 feet (70 cm)
Poster size: height - no longer than 3,3 feet (100 cm)