Information for Poster Presenters

  • Please keep in mind that the purpose of presenting a poster is to outline your work for discussion. Therefore, poster presenters are required to attend their poster and be available for questions during their assigned poster session (see schedule below).

    Poster Preparation Guidelines

    Please prepare your poster to communicate the main points of your work to stimulate discussion with your viewers.

    • The display area is 6 feet wide by 4 feet high (landscape orientation). Plan your poster to be a few inches smaller than the dimensions of the poster board. Each poster board will be marked with an abstract number. Please mount your poster on the poster board labeled with your assigned abstract number.
    • Push pins will be provided to mount your poster to the poster board. You are also welcome to bring your own push pins and/or Velcro.
    • There will be a table underneath each poster board where you can leave handouts. If you would like to make your poster somewhat simple but provide greater detail on your work in a handout, you may do so. Conference organizers will not be responsible for providing copies of your handouts; you must do that on your own.
    • Poster presentations should be simple and to the point. Use a minimum amount of clear text. Avoid jargon.
    • Make sure the poster is easy to read. Use large, BOLD fonts. Text color should highly contrast the background color for legibility for all attendees including those who are colorblind.
    • Include section headings to direct the reader’s attention.
    • Catch your reader’s attention with accent colors for contrast and to highlight main points.
    • Use borders or white space to separate sections and increase legibility.
    • Use simple figures (graphs, charts, illustrations and photographs) to illustrate your point. Make sure to include captions!
    • Summarize your results/findings with bullet points.


    The safest way to ensure that your poster arrives on time is to carry it with you when you travel. However, if you choose to ship your poster to the hotel, please ship it to your name to your hotel room, not to the attention of the conference. We are not responsible for lost posters.


    Poster Judging

    Unless you opted out of having your poster judged (an opt-out was available during the abstract submission process), at least two poster judges will rate your poster on a pre-established set of criteria. If you are interested in being recognized for one of the top three posters at the conference according to the poster judges, please review the judging criteria carefully and ensure your poster addresses all of the listed criteria. There are separate criteria for Research and Creative Solutions submissions, so be sure to review the correct document based on the category you indicated during abstract submission.


    Poster Printing

    The International Cancer Education Conference has partnered with Omnipress to offer you a 5% discount on printing your poster. They print high-quality posters, and they have templates you can download to make preparing your poster as painless as possible. They can ship the poster straight to your hotel in Florida. Visit the Omnipress poster website and enter the code AACE57647 at checkout to get your discount. Posters must be ordered no later than 17 October 2014 to guarantee delivery to Florida before the conference begins. The ICEC organizers recommend a 42″x66″ poster (landscape orientation) if you are ordering from Omnipress.

    You are not required to use Omnipress to print your poster. This offer is simply a discount that you may elect to use if you are looking for a vendor to print your poster.


    Poster Session Schedule

    Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 4:00 pm – Thursday, 23 October 2014, 8:00 am: Poster Session A Set-Up

    Thursday, 23 October 2014, 12:30 – 2:00 pm: Poster Session A (attend your posters to answer questions; poster judges will circulate during this time)

    Thursday, 23 October 2014, 2:00 – 9:30 pm: Poster Session A Take-Down (If you do not remove your poster from its poster board by 6:00 am on Friday, it will be disposed of)

    Friday, 24 October 2014, 6:15 – 8:15 am: Poster Session B Set-Up

    Friday, 24 October 2014, 1:40 – 3:10 pm: Poster Session B (attend your posters to answer questions; poster judges will circulate during this time)

    Friday, 24 October 2014, 3:10 – 6:00 pm: Poster Session B Take-Down (If you do not remove your poster from its poster board by 6:00 am on Saturday, it will be disposed of)

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