Poster Tips

Whether it's your first time presenting data to a group of your peers or you're an old hand, we want this to be a rewarding experience for both you and your audience!

General Information

Posters should be a maximum of 4 x 4 ft (121 x 121 cm). Strict adherence to this size restriction must be met since there will be two posters displayed simultaneously on each side of the poster board. Presenters with odd-numbered abstracts should stand by their posters from 4:15-5:15 PM and for those with even-numbered abstracts from 5:15-6:15 PM. The poster session will run concurrently with a reception, affording an informal atmosphere for interacting with your fellow Immunologists.  

Remove your poster at the session's end.


Posters should contain:

  1. Abstract
  2. State the question you are asking or what you are investigating
  3. Provide enough background information so the readers understand the scientific questions being addressed
  4. Describe the basic methods being used
  5. Present data in a clear format, i.e. easy to read tables, graphs, and figures
  6. Present a conclusion


  • Do arrange the information your poster so that it 'flows'
  • Do clearly label tables and graphs
  • Do select a font size that can be comfortably read from a distance of 3-5 feet (1.2-1.5 m)
  • Do enjoy yourself!


  • Don't exceed the 4 x 4 foot (121 x 121 cm) poster 'footprint'− you will be sharing the board with others
  • Don't use small text or figures − you'll have a 'crowd' of visitors all trying to read your poster
  • Don't move your poster − people want to find you and the program booklet provides a map
  • Don't worry − sure it's your first poster, but you're among friends

Also ...

  • AIC provides push pins
  • Make sure you get something to drink (soda, water, or beer) and a snack (AIC provides these, too)
  • Make sure you remove your poster immediately after the session