Australasian Diabetes Congress 2024 - Poster Presentation Guidelines

Poster Presentation Guidelines

POSTER GUIDELINES

Poster Set up and Display in the Exhibition Hall

  • Posters will be on display in the Exhibition Hall from 0900hrs, Wednesday 23rd August to 1315hrs, Friday 25th August.
  • You are requested to provide and hang your poster on Wednesday 23rd August from 0800hrs.
  • All authors are responsible for removing their posters from the poster hall. Please do not remove your posters until 1315hrs on Friday 25th August. All uncollected posters will be destroyed.

Posterboard Size

  • Each poster is limited in size to 841mm wide x 1189mm high. Portrait orientation is required. Nothing larger can be accommodated.
  • Poster boards will be Velcro compatible.

Guidelines for Poster Presentation

The poster should be self-explanatory, so that you are free to supplement and discuss particular points raised by viewers. Remember that your material/illustrations will be viewed from distances of one metre or more. Lettering should be as large as possible and preferably in bold type.

  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?"

If you have any queries, please contact The Conference Company via email: adc@theconferencecompany.com

ADS Basic and Clinical Poster Award Presentations
Located in the Exhibition Hall you will be required to present your poster during the Welcome Reception

1. Please be in the allocated Theatrette Hall prior to the start of the session and check in with the chairperson.

2. 3 minutes have been allocated for your presentation with 2 minutes to answer a few questions. There will be a count- down buzzer. Please stick to time.

3. At 5 minutes the chairperson will thank you and introduce the next speaker.

ADEA Walk and Talk Poster Presentations
Located in the Exhibition Hall you will be required to present your poster during the lunch time catering break.

1. Please be in the allocated Poster Hall section prior to the start of the session and check in with the chairperson.

2. 5 minutes have been allocated for your presentation with 5 minutes to answer a few questions. There will be a count- down buzzer. Please stick to time.

3. At 10 minutes the chairperson will thank you and introduce the next speaker.

ADS Walk and Talk Poster Presentations
Located in the Exhibition Hall you will be required to be available around your poster during the session you are allocated in to answer any queries attendees might have for you.

The ADS Walk and Talk Poster Presentations are not moderated.


Key Dates

Call for ADEA Masterclass/Symposium
1 December 2023 - 19 February 2024

Call for ADS and ADEA abstracts
12 February 2024

ADEA abstract Submission closes
13 May 2024

ADS abstract Submission closes
20 May 2024

Super early bird registration
3 January - 3 March

Early bird registration
4 March - 7 June

ADC Congress 2024
21 – 23 August 2024