Poster sessions will be grouped by topic. Each poster display will be 4ft tall x 8ft wide (122cm x 244cm) mounted horizontally.
All poster material should be confined to the space provided. Suggestions for the preparation and presentation of your poster are provided below.
One author of each poster abstract is responsible for the proper assembly, mounting and presentation of his/her poster. Presenters will be allowed to begin mounting their display on their assigned board at 6:45 a.m. Poster viewing is from 7:00AM - 6:00PM. All poster sessions will end at 6:00 p.m. Posters must be removed immediately at the end of each day, so that the boards may be prepared for the next day. The poster board surface consists of fabric over cork board. Push pins or Velcro can be used to mount the poster, with pushpins being the preferred method. EACH PRESENTER MUST PROVIDE PUSH PINS OR VELCRO FOR HIS/HER DISPLAY.
The Society will provide and post the abstract number. Logos and advertising material should not be used. Bear in mind that the illustrations and text must be read from a distance of at least 5 feet. All lines should be heavily drawn. Use extra large and easily legible typeface for typed materials.
- In the planning of your poster presentation remember that the poster will be available for viewing and discussion for several hours. Posters should be readable from five feet away. The poster should be understandable without oral explanation.
- When planning your poster presentation, aim for clarity and simplicity. Make an initial rough layout with proportions of your figures, tables and text. Try to maintain a balance of utilizing approximately 50 percent of the poster board area.
- A good poster should be like a good paper. Be clear and concise in all statements. Include your objective, the design/methods, the results and conclusion. The objective of the work should be stated. Experimental details should be concise. Tables and conclusions should be clearly stated. However, avoid displaying a short manuscript.
- The temptation to overload the poster with excessive text and data should be resisted. Where possible, organize tables and figures chronologically in vertical progression.
- Should circumstances prevent you from making your presentation, you must arrange for a substitute to present your paper and you must notify SETAC North America office.
- Presenters are expected to attend their poster during all breaks and to discuss their work with scientists visiting their poster.