POSTER PRESENTATION GUIDELINES

IMPORTANT

The Presenter Acceptance Policy reflects the expectations of all presenters for this event.

Poster Presentation

NOTICE!

In addition to the poster display on-site, we will also collect electronic PDF copies of the posters prior to the program to include in the Sigma Repository and for use as continuing nursing education following the program. Please upload your poster PDF no later than 11:59 p.m. (2359) Eastern Time on Wednesday, 10 June 2020 using the button below:

Upload your poster PDF
You will need your abstract ID and password to sign into the system.
Poster Display Information
  • Sigma will supply the poster board for displaying your poster presentation.
  • Board: Melamine
  • Board Format: Vertical (Portrait)
  • Useable Board Surface Dimensions: 3.2 feet wide by 7.2 feet high (approximately .98 m W x 2.36 m H)
  • No tables, electronics, or audiovisual equipment are allowed in the poster viewing area.
  • Double-sided tape or hook-and-loop type fasteners (such as VELCRO®) will be allowed to hang your poster. Both sides of the hook-and-loop fasteners will be needed.
Poster board dimensions
Poster Session 1

Setup

Thursday, 23 July – 11:30 a.m.-noon (1130-1200)

Poster Viewing Hours

Thursday, 23 July – 2:00-5:15 p.m. (1400-1715)
Friday, 24 July – 9:00 a.m.-3:45 p.m. (0900-1545)

Meet the Poster Author

Friday, 24 July – 1:45-2:30 p.m. (1345-1430)

Poster Removal

Friday, 24 July – 3:45-4:00 p.m. (1545-1600)

Poster Session 2

Setup

Saturday, 25 July – 8:30-9:00 a.m. (0830-0900)

Poster Viewing Hours

Saturday, 25 July –9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (0900-1630)
Sunday, 26 July – 9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (0900-1215)

Meet the Poster Author

Saturday, 25 July – 9:45-10:30 a.m. (0945-1030)

Poster Removal

Sunday, 26 July – 12:15-12:45 p.m. (1215-1245)

Recommendations for Effective Scientific Poster Communication
  • Don’t overload your poster. Please remember that you are not writing an article.
  • Seek simplicity; keep text to a minimum and avoid redundancies.
  • Be sure that your poster attracts attention, emphasizes important points, reads easily, and stimulates interest. Use, but don’t overuse, bold fonts and colors.
  • Facts should be printed in single phrases or words.
  • Define unfamiliar or complex terms as simply as possible.
  • Use pictorial or graphic illustrations to clarify and enhance a message. Figures and tables should cover approximately 50 percent of the poster area.
  • Use a typeface that is legible from six feet away.
  • Use a consistent font throughout.
  • Use a minimal amount of punctuation. Avoid abbreviations and acronyms where possible, especially in the conclusions.
  • The viewer should be able to grasp the total message in five minutes.
  • Feel free to provide one or more key references.
  • Handouts of your abstract, with your contact information, may facilitate future research communications with fellow conference attendees.