Posters at SAPC ASM 2016, Dublin

There are two sessions:

Session 1 - Wednesday - discussion during the afternoon refreshment break.  Posters to be up by 12.00 and removed after 5pm.

Session 2 - Thursday - discussion during the morning refreshment break.  Posters to be up by 10.00 and removed after 4.30pm and no later than 5.30pm.  Poster boards will be removed after 5.30pm.

The refreshment breaks on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning have been extended to allow more time for poster discussion.

Poster panels measure:

100 cm wide

200 cm high

Portrait orientation paper/poster size A0 will fit the boards.

The suggested useable area is around 1.5 m high (leaving 50cm blank at the bottom of the board although this area may be used if preferred).


If the poster is not produced on a single roll out card or laminate it may be mounted on coloured poster paper or light card - this can be in several pieces that will make the poster easier to transport. 


A matt finish may be easier to read than a glossy finish and materials arranged in columns may be easier to follow than those in rows.  Try to place the introduction in the upper left corner and conclusions in the lower right corner.


Posters must be fixed to the boards using Velcro hooks.  The boards are covered in blue loop nylon.  This acts as the soft side of Velcro.   Please ensure that you bring sufficient sticky backed Velcro hooks with you for your poster.

General guidance notes

These notes are intended to be suggestions for guidance only.

A poster should be self-contained and self-explanatory.  Presentations should be kept simple and clear and a mixture of text and graphics is recommended.


Figures should be designed to be viewed from a distance and should use clear, visible graphics and large type.  Each figure or table should have a heading of one or two lines.  Additional essential information should be provided below in a legend.  Photographs should have good contrast, sharp focus and, if necessary, an indication of scale.


We suggest using: minimum narrative, large type face in short, separated paragraphs.  Numbered or bulleted lists are effective ways to convey a series of points.  It is advisable to avoid setting entire paragraphs in uppercase (all capitals) or boldface type as this can be very difficult to read.

Titles and Fonts

Titles and captions are easier to read when kept short and typeface is in a sans serif font such as Arial.  Use large lettering as this means a number of people can read the poster from a distance without overcrowding.  Remember to caption your poster with the abstract title, authors’ names and affiliations.

Headings should be a minimum of 50 point size

Text of content - ideally 25 point size sans serif typeface(eg Arial)