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 education following the program. Please upload your poster PDF no later than 11:59 p.m. (2359) Eastern Time on Thursday, 27 April 2023 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

Posters will be displayed in a vertical format. Posters can be printed on foam board, paper, fabric, but they must be able to be adhered to the poster panels provided.

Posters can be 3 feet wide by 7 1/2 feet long.

  • Board Format: Vertical (Portrait)
  • Useable Board Surface Dimensions: 3 feet wide by 7.5 feet high (approximately 91.44 cm W x 228.6 cm H)
  • No tables, electronics, or audiovisual equipment are allowed in the poster viewing areas.
  • Double-sided tape, masking tape, or double-sided Hook-and-loop type fasteners (such as VELCRO®) are the only materials allowed to be used by poster presenters to adhere posters to the panels provided.

Provided Poster Panels

Poster Sessions

Poster Session 1 – Thursday, 20 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, 21 July

Viewing hours: 9:00 a.m.-3:45 p.m. (0900-1545)
Meet the Poster Author session: 2:00-2:45 p.m. (1400-1445)
Removal: 3:45-4:15 p.m. (1545‑1615)

Poster Session 2 – Saturday, 22 July

Setup: 8:30-9:00 a.m. (0830-0900)
Viewing hours: 9:00 a.m.-3:15 p.m. (0900-1515)
Meet the Poster Author session: 9:45-10:30 a.m. (0945-1030)

Poster Session 2 – Sunday, 23 July

Viewing hours: 11:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (1115-1430)
Removal: 2:30-3:00 p.m. (1430-1500)

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 Thursday, 27 April 2023.
  • 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.