Logo or Poster title: include key words to Your
number attract audience, you can state a here
Presenting Author, Another Author Name, Other Author Names
Addresses for all authors here
Make sure full contact details are given for the presenting author somewhere on the poster
Background Results More results
Check with conference organisers on their Align the text at the top of all your columns The top right-hand corner is a high-attention spot.
specifications of size and orientation, before you
Your results are the most interesting part of the This is a good place to put an important figure.
start your poster e.g. maximum poster size;
poster, so give them plenty of space.
landscape, portrait or square.
Illustrate your results with figures or tables in
The page size of this poster template is A0
preference to describing them in words.
(119x84 cm), landscape (horizontal) format.
Give key statistical information with p values,
Do not change this page size; it should be
standard deviations or confidence intervals as
possible to scale-to-fit a smaller or larger size,
when printing. If you need a different shape start
with either a portrait (vertical) or a square poster If you have numerous figures, number them and
template. refer to them in the text (Figure 1).
Figure 2. Make sure that
figure and table captions
typographically from the
main text. The caption
Aim or hypothesis should be left aligned if
it refers to a figure on its
left, and right-aligned if
State your aims briefly.
the figure is on the right.
Caption should start at
the top edge of the
Do your conclusions relate to your
figure. Figure 5. Do not be afraid to leave plenty of white space around your figures. If you use
someone else’s figure, always acknowledge the source. Figures cut and pasted from .pdfs
of papers do not look good on posters. It is possible to make a statement of a result in a
aims? figure caption e.g. ‘X increases Y in Z’ rather than ‘Effect of X on Y in Z’.
Figure 6. Remember to give
an indication of scale on
Figure 3. Note that you can photographs e.g. histology
give additional details of pictures. You can add arrows
methods in figure captions. to draw attention to key
Methods Use consistent symbols and
colours when different figures
within the poster refer to the
same groups or variables e.g.
drug vs placebo should
Methods should be kept brief, unless the poster always be in the same
is about the development of a method, or a colours.
study that is not yet finished.
If you can use a picture or flow diagram to
summarize your method, do so.
Make sure you give key information about the
antibodies, cells, organisms or patients studied.
Remember that readers can always contact
you if they need more information about the
Draw simple graphs in PowerPoint.
More complex figures can be imported as a
.jpeg or .tif file.
Images should be at least 300 dpi.
Figure 4. For figures that occupy the whole width of the column, place the figure
caption underneath the figure, left-aligned. Make sure that figure captions are easy
to distinguish from main text.
Column heading Experimental data Control
Keep your conclusions brief. This is
here data the part of the poster people will
Parameter 1 1.23 ± 0.8 1.34 ± 0.95
glance at to get the key message.
Parameter 2 2.24 ± 1.2 2.89 ± 1.45
Three or four bullets are enough.
Parameter 3 5.65 ± 1.3 2.35 ± 1.12*
Parameter 4 1.78 ± 0.96 1.63 ± 0.75 Attract attention to the conclusions
Footnote to go here
with colour or bold type.
Figure 1. This might be a good place to include a diagram of your study design or
experimental set-up. Note that figure captions can be placed below figures, or to one You can mention future work here, or
side if the figure does not occupy the whole width of the column. Define any Table 1. Use only those horizontal gridlines in tables. Keep the number of columns and
abbreviations or symbols used, if these are not defined on the figure itself. rows to a minimum. Highlight areas of interest in tables. under a separate heading.
References Acknowledgements Contact details
1. Bloggs J et al. International Journal of Very Boring Results 2008; 14: 42732. Acknowledge help from individuals and grant-awarding bodies. Presenting author name, full postal address and email.
2. Whotsit P et al. Important Journal with a High Impact Factor 2007; 22: 1725. You can include sponsor logos here too.
Presented at the 1 st World Congress of Fascinating Research, Manchester, July 2008