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					        Logo or                                    Poster title: include key words to                                                                                                                                                                                Your
         poster                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      logo
        number                                     attract audience, you can state a                                                                                                                                                                                 here
                                                               key finding
                                            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
                                                                                                                                                             are distinguished
                                                                                                                                                             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: 42732.             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: 1725.              You can include sponsor logos here too.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Presented at the 1 st World Congress of Fascinating Research, Manchester, July 2008

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