Poster Guidelines

Guidelines for poster presentations

Preparing your poster

The main aim of a poster is to clearly and briefly convey the main points to your audience: try to make it attractive for your audience, to encourage them to read the poster, and use visual images rather than lots of words.

The poster boards are 96 cm wide and 138 cm high (37 x 54 inches). We recommend that posters are prepared in portrait format and ISO A0 size (84 cm wide x 119 cm high; 33.1 x 45.8 inches). However, a poster can be a different shape and size as long as it fits on the poster board.

Each poster must have a title and author list which is the same as in your accepted Abstract  (see poster listing in the scientific programme).

It is recommended that a recent photo of the presenting author is placed in the top left hand corner of the poster to help delegates identify who is presenting the poster.

Your story should proceed logically, with headings indicating sections: Introduction, Objective(s), Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusions, although other ways of organizing the poster to provide clear ‘take home messages’, such as Questions as headers, can also be used. Use photos or flow charts to help your audience better visualize the materials and methods used. Graphs should have titles, labelled axes and units of measurement. Tables should also have titles.

Text on the posters should be large enough to be readable from a distance of 3 m.

Before you produce the final copy of your poster, have colleagues review your poster, ask questions and make suggestions. Proof read carefully!

A4 or letter size handouts of your poster will be appreciated. They can be placed in a folder attached to the poster board.

Student poster competition

A committee has been appointed to select the top three posters for Student Poster Awards. This competition is open to students (BSc, MSc, PhD, veterinary) enrolled in institutions of higher education who have indicated that they wish to join the competition. The posters will be evaluated with regard to scientific content and quality of presentation. The prizes are 3-, 2- and 1-year’s membership of ISAE for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places respectively. Prize winners will be announced at the Closing Ceremony on Friday 9thAugust.

At the congress

Posters are divided into two groups (see scientific programme), because of the large number of posters (N=183). Posters in Group A should be placed on poster boards during registration (Monday, 15.00-21.00 or Tuesday, 08.00-09.00) and removed after lunch on Wednesday (13.30-14.00). Posters in Group B should be placed on poster boards on Thursday (08.00-09.00) and removed at the end of the congress on Friday (17.45-18.15). Posters that are not removed by the authors by the designated time will be discarded (recycled) by the organizers.

Each poster board will have a number corresponding to a poster number in the scientific programme. Material for fastening posters will be provided.

Poster viewing will take place during poster sessions and at lunchtime throughout the meeting. Presenting authors should stand by their posters during assigned poster sessions.