Poster Presentation Instructions

NOTE: All poster presenters MUST be registered for the ISSCR Annual Meeting.  The Abstract Submission Fee is not a meeting registration.




Set-Up, Presentation and Dismantle Schedule:  The posters will be divided into three poster groups Wednesday, Thursday and Friday as outlined below.  Each presenter will be assigned to one of the three poster receptions; a notification letter will be sent by May 1 including your assigned session.  The presenters of the ODD-numbered posters are required to be at their posters in the first hour, and the EVEN-numbered presenters are required to be at their posters in the second hour.


Group 1 Set Up, Wednesday, June 18, 12:00- 1:00 PM and 3:30-6:30PM

Group 2 Set Up, Thursday, June 19, 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Group 3 Set Up, Friday, June 15, 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Poster Presentation and Reception I

Poster Presentation and Reception II

Poster Presentation and Reception III

Wednesday, June 18

Thursday, June 19

Friday, June 20

Poster presentations:              ODD numbered poster boards 6:30 – 7:30 PM

EVEN numbered boards        7:30- 8:30 PM

Poster presentations:              ODD numbered poster boards 6:00 – 7:00 PM

EVEN numbered boards        7:00- 8:00 PM

Poster presentations:              ODD numbered poster boards 6:00 – 7:00 PM

EVEN numbered boards        7:00- 8:00 PM



Poster dismantle             Wednesday 8:30 PM

Poster dismantle            Thursday 8:00 PM

Poster dismantle                Friday 8:00 PM


There will be a poster help desk located in the poster area with information to help you find your poster board location and answer other questions.

Presenters are responsible for dismantle of posters.  Posters must be removed at the end of the Poster Presentation Reception. Posters left remaining after that time will be left at the poster help desk area and are not the responsibility of ISSCR.


What is a Poster Presentation?


A poster is a visual presentation of your research or clinical project.   Use schematic diagrams, graphs, tables and other strategies to direct the visual attention of the viewer, rather than explaining it using text as you would in a journal article. A poster addresses one central question. State the question or hypothesis clearly in the poster and use your presentation to provide a clear and explicit take-home message.

The maximum dimensions for your poster are one meter by one meter (one meter square). 

It’s also helpful to your colleagues when you provide a handout of your poster that includes your full contact information so they have access to your important ideas after the conference. 



Please note:  Due to fire regulations, we will be unable to place any tables or chairs in front of the poster boards.  In addition, electrical hook-ups will not be allowed.

Title and Author

The title of your poster presentation and your name should be made in very LARGE type so that viewers can easily see the subject matter of the poster and its author from a distance (at least 1" lettering, or 36 point font). The title, author's name, and author’s affiliation are usually placed at the top and in the center of the poster board.

NEW THIS YEAR: add a photo of the presenting author to the right of the title to help people identify you.  




Posters usually have a similar structure to a research paper or journal article: an abstract, introduction (i.e., brief rationale or review of relevant research), method section, results section, and a conclusion or summary.  You might also want to list key references.  If you poster is more clinically oriented, you may decide to use a different format, but breaking things down into clear sections with headings will help your colleagues understand your poster easily and quickly. In the busy and crowded environment of a poster session, most people do not have the ability to read and process long sections of text. Therefore, keep text to the bare essentials and stick to the most important ideas.  You can convey details via discussion when you are standing by your poster.

Full Disclosure of Information

Transparency is vital for the open sharing of information.  ISSCR requires the full disclosure of identities of genes, proteins, active agents etc. in your presentations, both oral and poster.


  • Use bullet points to simplify sections like the introduction and conclusions.
  • Use large type, such as 36 point type for section headings, and 24 point type for text.  Never use type smaller than 18 point for any reason.  This is 18 Point Type.
  • Make use of underlines and boldface.
  • Use graphs and figures whenever possible. Make your poster visually pleasing and attractive.
  • Programs like MS PowerPoint can be helpful in creating your poster.


If possible, create your poster in a single sheet using a 36" or 54"-wide inkjet printer. These can be easily transported. Try to make your poster sturdy enough to withstand your trip to the meeting. Use a poster tube or carefully fold your poster for carrying to the meeting. Use page-layout software  to design your poster. Use line borders to separate areas. Avoid reflective, plastic-coated paper.

Use color (muted colors are best for the background, bright colors are OK for borders) in your poster.  


Thank you for presenting at the ISSCR Annual Meeting!