Poster Presentation Guidelines


Posters will be displayed for the duration of the conference in the Poster Display Area. Please prepare the poster in A0 size, portrait orientation.

Posters can be mounted on 26 July 2018 from 1400-1800hrs or by 0800 hrs on 27 July 2018. A board will be provided, labelled with the poster number. Fixing materials will be provided. Please do not affix posters to any place other than the board to which it has been allocated, and use only the fixing material supplied.

Posters should be removed by 1300hrs on Sunday 29 July 2018.

Posters not removed by this time will be removed from the boards and may be destroyed.

In addition to the formal poster presentation session, presenters are encouraged to be available by their poster at some time during lunch and/or coffee breaks. It is helpful to fix a note to your poster board indicating when you will be available if anyone wishes to meet with you outside of the scheduled session. A handout with the key messages of your poster and your contact details is helpful, and you are encouraged to bring some with you.

Guidelines for creating the Poster Presentations

The poster should be a visual presentation of your submitted abstract and should meet the following criteria:


  • The title should be the same as in the submitted abstract.


  • The poster must be A0 size (A0 size is 841mm x 1189mm) in portrait orientation.


  • Posters should be formatted in APA style.
  • Poster should be easily readable at a distance of two meters. Use UPPER and lower case for general content as the use of all-capital text is difficult to read. Avoid using a mixture of type/font styles.


  • Include the title of your presentation at the top of the poster. Characters should be a minimum of 48 point font size. Your name, School or Centre should also be displayed on the poster. HEADINGS 48 to 60 point font size is recommended for headings.


  • 24 to 32 font size single spaced is recommended. The text should be concise and easy to read.
  • The message that your poster contains should be clear and understandable without the requirement of oral explanation. If relevant, methods should be presented simply and concisely.
  • After the title, the two most important panels are the Introduction and the Conclusion. On the basis of these two panels, a reader will decide whether to consider the poster details and perhaps talk to the presenter. These panels need to be very simple, concise and visually attractive. Results should be presented graphically if possible. Avoid large tables of data.
  • Results should be in line with those originally submitted in your abstract.
  • Use pictures, symbols and colour. Figure legends are essential and should be short but informative. If using graphs, they should have a short heading.
  • For visual effect, we recommend that graphs be no smaller than 12cm x 18cm. Photographs should be no smaller than 12cm x 18cm. Use the space to attract your audience for discussion, not to present complex details of methods and results.


  • Common preparation time for a poster session is approximately six weeks of discontinuous work.
  • Sections and sequence of materials should be clearly indicated but kept simple. Ideally, a well-constructed poster will be self-explanatory, understandable to the viewer, freeing the presenter from answering obvious questions. Presenters can thus be available to supplement and discuss particular points of interest.


  • Use photos, diagrams, graphs or any other artwork as a focal point to attract attention and these should be easily visible from a distance.
  • Try to make all illustrations (charts, pies, graphs, etc.) into bold graphic display where text is minimized and symbols are maximized.
  • Avoid colours that will distract the viewer from the focal parts of your presentation.
  • Successful poster presentations are those which achieve coverage and clarity but also display an uncluttered and straightforward design.
  • Arrows clearly indicating the flow of information from introduction to conclusion are always helpful.
  • The focus should be on major findings and not on everything you know.
  • Finally, it is often helpful to ask a colleague to function as an objective reader and give you feedback on both the content and the design.



Electronic Poster Submission Guidelines

All poster presenters are required to submit an electronic poster for the purpose of archiving (ALL) and presentation (for the shortlisted posters).

Please follow the following guidelines for submission:
All information on an electronic poster must be compiled into one slide in landscape orientation.
Electronic posters must be submitted in PowerPoint format (.PPT or .PPTX).
The electronic poster file should not exceed 5MB.
All electronic posters for MISCOG 2018 must be uploaded via the Online Electronic Poster Submission Platform before 15 July 2018

Electronic Poster Template

PowerPoint template to assist with the preparation of your Electronic Posters. Click on the thumbnail to download the template.





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