Poster Sessions

Poster presentations are an excellent and efficient way to share great information and promising practices with interested participants. The 2012 Integrated Medical, Public Health, Preparedness and Response Training Summit will feature a poster session held in conjunction with the five day event.

Poster submissions for the 2012 Training Summit are no longer being accepted. We have reached maximum capacity.

There will be multiple times arranged for participants to “meet the author” of the posters during the Training Summit. This information will be sent to you with your confirmation letter.

A staff member will be on site during set up and dismantle to assist you. Here are some general guidelines for preparing your poster:

Limit your poster to the essential data that stimulates informal discussion, rather than providing a complete, long presentation. A short introduction and summary of conclusions may be helpful. If you provide handouts, please include your name and contact information.

The poster mounting board surface is 4 feet high by 8 feet wide. You have the freedom to work within those dimensions.

No structures can be built around the poster boards.

We suggest that charts, drawings, and illustrations should be at least 11 inches by 14 inches. Matte finish on graphs and photos gives better visibility by reducing glare.

Lettering should be large (we suggest at least 3/8 inch or 40 point type). Large (14 points) type should be used for distributed material. Type should be easily read at a distance of minimum 4 feet.

Thumbtacks of push pins are the best when it comes to poster mounting. If you have a single sheet, thumbtacks are just perfect. Anything more than one sheet requires push pins. If you want to hang your own poster, you must bring the necessary materials.

When it comes to poster transporting, the best suggestion would be to roll it and insert into some kind of a tube. Usually, the large mailing tube should work just fine. This is the best way how you can transport it without any damage to your poster material. You are the one responsible for your material.

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