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

Poster Presentation


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 nursing continuing professional development following the program. Please upload your poster PDF no later than 11:59 p.m. (2359) Eastern Time on Wednesday, 1 May 2024 using the button below:

Upload your poster PDF
You will need your abstract ID and password to sign into the system.

It is mandatory that poster presenters attend the Meet the Poster Author Session on their assigned presentation day listed below to allow attendees dedicated times to network with the presenters.

Poster Display Information

Sigma will provide the poster board for displaying your poster presentation. Posters can be printed on paper or fabric, but they must be able to be adhered to the poster panels provided.

  • Board Format: Horizontal (Landscape)
  • Useable Board Surface Dimensions: Useable Board Surface Dimensions: 2 meters wide x 1 meter high (6.5 feet x 3.25 feet)
  • No tables, chairs, electronics, or audiovisual equipment are allowed in the poster viewing area.
  • Double-sided tape will be allowed to adhere your poster to the boards. Please note that you could also use a 3 inch (76 mm) binder clip to clip your poster to the boards.
  • You will need to provide your own double-sided tape to hang your poster.

Poster Dimensions

Poster Sessions

Poster Session 1 – Thursday, 25 July

Setup: 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (1145-1215)
Viewing hours: 2:00-5:15 p.m. (1400-1715)

Poster Session 1 – Friday, 26 July

Viewing hours: 9:00 a.m.-2:45 p.m. (0900-1445)
Meet the Poster Author session: 2:00-2:45 p.m. (1400-1445)
Removal: 2:45-3:15 p.m. (1445‑1515)

Poster Session 2 – Saturday, 27 July

Setup: 8:00-8:30 a.m. (0800-0830)
Viewing hours: 8:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m. (0830-1445)
Meet the Poster Author session: 9:45-10:30 a.m. (0945-1030)

Poster Session 2 – Sunday, 28 July

Viewing hours: 8:00-10:45 a.m. (0800-1045)
Removal: 11:30 a.m.-noon (1130-1200)

Note: All materials not removed by the specified time will be discarded. Materials used to ship or carry posters cannot be left in the poster area.

Presentation Guidelines and Requirements
  • Presenters will be asked to upload a PDF file as well as a pre-recorded mp4 video file. In-person presentations only require the PDF file be uploaded. If presenters decide to upload an mp4 file as well, it will be included with their record in the Sigma Repository following the event.
  • Presentations must be uploaded via the Speaker’s Corner site no later than 11:59 p.m. (2359) Eastern Time on Wednesday, 1 May 2024.
  • Presentation files should only be one slide and can be created in any software, but must be saved and uploaded as a PDF document.
  • If unable to upload the presentation, contact to make arrangements.
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.