Poster Presenting Instructions

USNCCM14 AHPCRC Poster Session Guidelines

You may begin placing your poster on the poster board at noon on Tuesday, July 18 in Room 517A on the 5th floor of the Palais des Congrès de Montréal.

The maximum poster size is 42 inches high by 46 inches wide.

You must have your poster printed before the Congress. We will not be able to print your posters for you.

You are expected to be at your assigned space to discuss the work presented on from 4:15 pm - 6:00 pm. We will email your space assignment the week prior to the Congress.

We will provide you with pins to mount your poster.  They will be available in 517A  at noon on Tuesday, July 18th.

Be prepared to respond to questions concerning all aspects of the project.

Have a brief “prepared” statement about your research. People will often come to you and say, “Tell me about your research in 1 minute.”

You can have a handout of supplemental materials or a reduced version of your poster on 8.5″ x 11″ paper. You can also use a tablet to show additional pictures or videos.

You may leave your poster up until the end of the congress if you wish.  If you do not remove it by noon on Thursday, it will be thrown away.

Tips for Preparing the Poster

A poster is a visual representation of the work that you have accomplished; it should “tell the story” of the work you have done.

Do not fill your poster with text; a general guideline is to designate 20% for text, 40% for graphics, and 20% for empty space. The most effective posters have minimal text.

It is always a good idea to have someone proofread your poster before you send it for final printing.

Links of Sample Poster Templates


Word & Power Point:

If you have any questions about the poster session, please email Cynthia Steiner at or Ruth Hengst at