Poster Guidelines

Poster Upload

Upload your display poster before COB 4 October 2019.

To have your poster displayed in the Conference app and website, upload a high resolution PDF version of your poster to the above DropBox link prior to Friday 4 October 2019.

When providing a copy of your poster, ensure your submission is in PDF format and named with the conference name, and the last and first name of the first (submitting) author: eRA2019_Lastname_Firstname

PDF of Display Posters Due: COB Friday 4 October 2019

Poster Presentations will be displayed for the duration of the conference in the exhibition area in A0 size, portrait orientation and on the conference app and website.

A poster reception will be hosted in the exhibition area following the close of conference sessions on Tuesday 22 October.

Please include on your poster all contact details including name(s), organisation name, job title and email address(es). You may want to add your mobile phone number so delegates can arrange to meet you at your poster at specific times. Bringing some extra business cards to leave at your poster is also a good idea.

Poster presenters are responsible for printing and transporting their poster to and from the conference.

Inform the conference organisers if you need power and/or intend to go online.

If you are unfamiliar with poster reception, the following may be useful:

  • We suggest that you be prepared to stand at or close to your poster for at least 30 minutes.
  • When you are not there, leave a note saying when you plan to return. You may also want to provide a mobile phone number or business cards so another delegate can arrange to meet you at a specific time.
  • There is no need to have a presentation but be prepared to answer questions and discuss your material with interested delegates.
  • You may use a computer if you wish to provide a live demonstration as part of your poster. Please bring your own laptop with well-charged batteries, as power supply may not be available.
  • Wireless internet connections will be available.
  • An adjacent table can be provided if required.

If you have any queries please email

General Guidelines

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.


The poster should be easily readable at a distance of two metres. 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.

The following websites provide some useful information on preparing effective posters for conference presentation.

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