Convention 2023
Convention 2023
Convention 2023



The Presenter Acceptance Policy reflects the expectations of all presenters for this event. Information for virtual poster presenters will be available soon.

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, 16 August 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 days listed below to allow attendees dedicated times to network with the presenters.

Poster Display Information
  • Sigma will supply the poster board for displaying your poster presentation.
  • Board: Fabric
  • Board Format: Horizontal (Landscape)
  • Useable Board Surface Dimensions: 96 inches wide by 48 inches high (approximately 243.8 cm W x 121.9 cm H)
  • No tables, electronics, or audiovisual equipment are allowed in the poster viewing area.
  • Push-pins and hook-and-loop type fasteners (such as VELCRO®) will be allowed to hang your poster. Using the hook, or male, side is suggested. You will need to supply your own fasteners to hang your poster.

Make use of the entire usable board surface if possible.

Maximize your impact!
Recommended Poster Size (Width X Height)
8 ft. x 4 ft. (96" x 48"; 243.8 cm x 121.9 cm)

Poster Sessions

Viewing hours:

Saturday, 11 November

4:15-6:00 p.m. (1615‑1800)

Sunday, 12 November

9:15-10:45 a.m. (0915‑1045)

Monday, 13 November

8:00-9:00 a.m. (0800-0900)
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (1130-1300)

Meet the Poster Authors Session

Sunday, 12 November
9:30-10:15 a.m. (0930-1015)

Poster Setup/Removal Times


Saturday, 11 November

10:30-11:30 a.m. (1030‑1130)


Monday, 13 November

1:00-1:30 p.m. (1300‑1330)

Note: All materials not removed by this time will be discarded.
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.