ISRP 2024 Poster Guidelines

General Guidelines

Poster presentations should be based on original completed research not previously reported in a research publication. Sound experimental design and interpretation are essential. All data must be in metric units.

Abstracts scheduled for presentation during the poster sessions will be listed in the program. Each in-person poster presentation will be scheduled for public viewing for the entire day (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday), with the presenting authors available during the poster sessions. All posters should be mounted on the board 30 minutes before the day’s session (10 a.m. on Monday, 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday). Posters must be removed between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. each day.

The poster board surface area 48 inches (121.9 cm) high and 96 inches (243.8 cm) wide. Your poster does not need to fill the entire area available but cannot be larger than the surface area provided.

The top of the poster space should include the abstract number, title, authors, and affiliations. The lettering for this section should be at least 1 inch high. Presenters must furnish their own tacks or push pins (Velcro may not be used).

Locating the Correct Poster Board

Please look for the poster number (same as the abstract number) as noted in the program book, to locate a poster board. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday poster numbers will be preceded by an M, T, W, and R, respectively.


  • The principles of simplicity and clarity apply to poster presentations.
  • Your story should proceed logically, with headings indicating sections: Introduction, Objective(s), Materials and Methods, Results, Summary, and Conclusions. The Conclusions should not merely be summary statements but should provide the reader with your interpretation of what the results mean.
  • Use photographs, drawings, or flow charts to help your audience better visualize the materials and methods used. Graphs should have titles, the axes should be named, and units should be quantified. Tables must include a title.
  • Include a small, professional picture of yourself near the abstract number and the title so that other attendees can identify you as the presenter of the poster.
  • Have colleagues or peers review your poster and make suggestions. Ask questions before you produce the final copy of your poster.

Proofread your poster before making the final copy!

Characteristics of a Good Poster


  • short statements, paragraphs using bullet points
  • concise lists


  • text: darker color on white or light-colored background
  • matting: darker or subdued colors instead of brilliant colors
  • colors: limit number used to avoid busyness and distractions; simple use can add emphasis

Text Size:

  • bold, large, block style; mix uppercase and lowercase letters (i.e., sentence case)
  • title: legible from 5 to 10 m
  • text: legible from 1.5 to 2 m


  • arrange poster sections from top to bottom, starting at the left side
  • sufficient blank space is important
  • use spaces to unify or separate sections
  • avoid too many small sections, too many edges, and too many narrow spaces


  • make graphs and tables as simple as possible; focus on the main ideas
  • color and size are important
  • photographs: matte finish is better than glossy; use photos only if they are clear and large enough


  • Set up your poster well in advance of the presentation time.
  • Arrive promptly for your scheduled presentation time.

Suggestions from Authors Who Have Participated in Poster Sessions

  • A short and legible introduction chart and a summary or conclusions chart are helpful.
  • Keep table and figure legends short, but do not omit them.
  • Simple use of color can add emphasis effectively.
  • Use large print, at least 3/8 inches high. Shade block letters when possible.
  • Roll poster materials and insert in a large mailing tube for ease of transportation.