SLAS2017 Poster Presentation Guidelines
Presenting a poster at SLAS2017 is an effective way for participants to communicate their research to their colleagues and is often the "presentation method of choice" for many scientists.
To be considered for a poster presentation, you must first submit an abstract for consideration by the SLAS2017 Program Committee. Space is limited so; submit your poster abstract today by clicking the box to the right.
Deadlines for Submission:
Please note that a schedule of poster presentations will be available via the SLAS Event Scheduler in late-November, 2016.
Poster Presentation Guidelines:
Poster Presentations Sessions are scheduled for Monday, February 6th and Tuesday, February 7th in the SLAS2017 Exhibition Hall from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Posters may be displayed for the duration of exhibition hours on both Monday and Tuesday. Poster presenters will be assigned a poster presentation number and presentation date upon acceptance of their submitted abstract.
Presenters must be present for the duration of their scheduled poster presentation session to "present" their poster content. However, SLAS encourages poster presenters to display their posters for the duration of exhibit hall hours on both exhibition dates (Monday, February 6th and Tuesday, February 7th).
- Poster Set-Up:
Any time after 10:00 a.m. (on Monday, February 6th)
NO LATER THAN NOON
- Poster Presentation:
Between 1:00-3:00 p.m. (on the assigned date of presentation)
- Poster Tear-Down:
Any time after 3:00 p.m. (on Tuesday, February 7th)
NO LATER THAN 1:00PM (on Wednesday, February 8th)
All presenters must be registered as full-conference attendees in order to present at SLAS2017. If the primary author is not available during the scheduled presentation time, a co-author may present the poster instead. It is REQUIRED that a presenter be stationed at the poster for the duration of the poster presentation session (on the assigned date of presentation).
Poster Board Guidelines:
Poster size may not exceed 3 feet 7 inches [109 cm] across and 3 feet, 6 inches [107 cm] high.
Each board will be numbered on the upper left corner. Be sure you place your presentation on the board number for which you have been assigned. If you do not know your poster assignment number, please refer to the Conference Final Program. Note that you will be sharing a poster board with another presenter; there will be two posters displayed per board.
Posters not printed according to the specifications above will be removed and discarded.
Pushpins will be available to mount your poster. Handouts are encouraged as is a mechanism (envelope) for collecting contact information of participants wishing to receive more information on your poster. Envelopes will NOT be available and you may not encroach on your boardmate's space with your supplemental materials.
NOTE: There will NOT be a table underneath the poster board.
Poster Board Design:
- Title Banner: Lettering should be at least 3/4 [1.9 cm] to 1 inch [2.5 cm] high (72 pt. bold). The banner should include the author(s) and affiliation(s).
- Font: Use a sans serif font such as arial or helvetica in a minimum size of 24 pt. (1/4 inch high). Text, figures and photographs should be readable from a distance of 4 feet.
- Bullets and Numbering: Be simple and direct in your poster presentation. Use short phrases and "bulleted" text throughout the poster. Avoid long narrative paragraphs.
Poster Board Layout:
Arrange the poster for logical flow top left to lower right. The panels may be numbered in the order they should be viewed or you may use chart pak colored tape to guide the viewer.
Poster Board Content:
The poster should include the following elements:
- Overview: A succinct summary of the purpose, methods, and results. Use phrases rather than sentences in a simple outline format.
- Introduction: A concise statement of the objective and background of the work.
- Methods: Describe the apparatus, chemistry, samples, and materials used in detail.
- Results: Use graphs, spectra, charts, and pictures with a minimum of text to illustrate results.
- Conclusions: Concise statement of the findings indicating future research directions.
NOTE: Poster presentation may not be used as a sales or marketing opportunity. No hardware, books, accessories, or saleable items may be displayed at a poster.
Poster Numbers and Arrangement Onsite
Poster presenters are encouraged to display their posters for the duration of the exhibition hours at SLAS2017, but presenters are required to be available to present their poster content based on the schedule below:
- Monday, February 6th; 1:00 - 3:00 pm: Odd Numbered Posters
- Tuesday, February 7th; 1:00 - 3:00 pm: Even Numbered Posters
Posters will be displayed in clusters throughout the SLAS2017 exhibition floor. Poster numbers are color coded by track and include a unique four digit presentation number. Presentation date and numbers will be distributed on a rolling/monthy basis between October and January upon review/acceptance by the SLAS2017 Program Committee:
|Advances in Bioanalytics, Biomarkers and Diagnostics||Blue|
|Assay Development and Screening||Green|
|Automation and High Throughput Technologies||Yellow|
|Drug Target Strategies||Purple|
|Data Analysis and Informatics||Red|
|Micro- and Nanotechnologies||Orange|
Print Your Poster in DC
SLAS has partnered with the FedEx Office located inside the Marriott Marquis Downtown DC (HQ hotel) to offer poster presenters a 50% discount on all posters ordered before February 1, 2017. Your posters will be produced and conveniently held for you onsite at the FedEx Office, Marriott Marquis, Downtown DC (2nd floor business center of the hotel).
Poster presentation boards are 4’x8’ and will host 2 posters per side per board. Therefore, posters should not exceed 42”x43” in size.