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!
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:
- State the question you are asking or what you are investigating
- Provide enough background information so the readers understand the scientific questions being addressed
- Describe the basic methods being used
- Present data in a clear format, i.e. easy to read tables, graphs, and figures
- 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
- 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