Organizing Committee

Nissim Benvenisty
Hebrew University, Israel

Helen Blau
Stanford University, USA

Robert Blelloch
University of California San Francisco, USA

Haifan Lin
Yale University, USA

Duanqing Pei
Westlake University, China

Kathrin Plath
University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Austin Smith
University of Exeter, UK

Yi Arial Zeng
Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry & Cell Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

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 Poster Presenter's Corner  

Preparing For Your Poster Session

Meeting Platform

  • Logging In

    You will receive an email with information regarding how to log on to the virtual meeting platform by Tuesday, 11 January 2022. To login, please use your ISSCR credentials that you used to register and/or renew your membership.

  • Technical Check

    To check your internet connection, please click on this link. It is best to test your internet connection on the SAME computer, camera, and microphone you plan to use for your Poster Session.  

  • Poster Session Training

  • To prepare for your session, download the full Speaker Frequently Asked Question Guide and the Poster Presenter Technical Help
  • Watch a recording of a Poster Presenter Training to see an overview of your Poster Page, learn how to communicate with attendees throughout the meeting, and share your presentation during your poster session.
  • Enter the Demo Room via the link you received by email to practice these skills and make sure that you feel comfortable using the controls and sharing your presentation.
  • For additional technical help refer to the Juno Technical Support guide.
  • If you have technical issues after reviewing the training materials, contact ISSCR Digital

Preparing Your Files


We look forward to your upcoming poster presentation at the virtual Shanghai International Symposium. You will be emailed login credentials to submit your materials through our abstract submission portal (CadmiumCD).

All presenters must submit a traditional one-page poster (must be saved as a .PNG file). Meeting attendees will be able to view posters at their leisure and then visit your poster to ask you questions during the Poster Session, which will be 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Chinese Standard Time, 13 January 2022. Your Poster Page in our Poster Theater will include your expandable poster, your abstract, and an area where viewers can leave comments or message you to set up a 1:1 video meeting.

You have the option of submitting two additional files to communicate the highlights of your research and encourage presenters to view your poster and visit you during your poster session, a Poster Preview and a Video Teaser. More information can be found below.

Mandatory file:

  • Traditional one page poster (PNG, maximum size 10 MB): Use your poster to introduce viewers to your research question and share your experimental highlights and conclusions.

Optional files:

  • Custom poster preview (PDF, 800 x 400 px): Upload an custom poster preview that includes a graphical abstract or attention-grabbing image or figure. Indicate the take home message of your poster to draw people in to view the full story. 
  • Video poster teaser (hosted MP4 file, max five minute video)Create a slide presentation with guided audio tour to communicate the highlights of your poster and generate excitement to view your full poster and visit your Poster Session. This MP4 file will need to be hosted on an approved site so that you can upload a URL.


NOTE: We encourage our presenters to share unpublished material. The ISSCR strictly prohibits the recording (photography, screen capture, audio, or video), copying or downloading of scientific results from the sessions, presentations, and posters at the virtual Shanghai International Symposium. View our meeting policies here.

Present a Traditional One-Page Poster

You must submit a traditional one-page poster. See this example for instructions and tips to keep in mind when designing your poster. Viewers will be able to zoom in on and pan around your poster. The optimum ratio for your poster is 16:9. We recommend that your poster is at least 150 dpi. You must save your complete one-page poster as a PNG. Your poster may be up to 10 MB in size. Save your file as "Poster #_LastName" (i.e. 123_Kowalczyk).

If you are designing your poster in PowerPoint we suggest editing the size of the slide (under custom slide size) so that it is the size of a large format poster (for example 36 inches by 48 inches), and then saving it as a .PNG file.

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Optional Custom Poster Preview

A graphic preview of your poster will be located at top of your poster page. This is separate from the full poster and is not intended for reading full poster content. Default Poster Preview: The system will shrink the poster PNG to fit. Information at sides top or bottom may be cut.

We recommend creating a Custom Poster Preview to entice viewers to view your full poster. This 800 x 400 pixel PDF can include a graphical abstract or visually appealing image or figure to draw in attendees to learn more. See the example in the blue box below. To change the size of the slide in PowerPoint, go to Design > Slide Size > Custom Size and enter: width 800 px, height 400 px. Then save the slide as a .PDF file, named "Poster #_LastName" (i.e. 123_Kowalczyk).

Optional Video Poster Teaser

You have the option of creating a short slide presentation with an audio recording to walk viewers through the highlights of your poster (maximum five minute video). You will need to record a video, save it as an MP4 file, upload it to an approved hosting site, and upload the URL to the poster submission portal. 

To view instructions, tips, and further resources for the Video Poster Teaser, please reference this guide.

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Audio Presentation Tips

What To Do:

  • Succinctly describe your main question, most important findings, and conclusions.
  • Emphasize or enhance important aspects of your poster.
  • Give your viewer additional context or important insight that they might not be able to gather from reading your poster on their own.
  • We recommend jotting down the key points you want to cover and to use these notes while recording. 

What NOT To Do:

  • Do not restate your abstract or other aspects of your poster that the viewer will be able to read on their own.
  • Do not attempt to give a complete poster walk-through in five minutes. Attendees who want to know more will be able to visit you during your poster session or set up a 1:1 meeting.
  • Do not talk about specific details of your poster without orienting the viewer.
  • The ISSCR is a broad audience. Do not assume that all of your poster visitors will be experts in your field

Questions? Contact ISSCR Staff at