SLAS2016 Poster Presentation Guidelines
Presenting a poster at SLAS2016 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 SLAS2016 Program Committee. Space is limited so; submit your poster abstract today by clicking the box above.
Deadlines for Submission:
|Monday, September 21st:||To be considered for the Tony B. Academic Travel Award|
|Monday, October 12th:||To be confirmed before the Early Bird Registration Discount Deadline|
|Monday, October 12th:||To be considered for the Student Poster Award|
|Monday, January 11th:||Final submission deadline|
Please note that a schedule of poster presentations will be available via the SLAS Event Scheduler in late-November 2015.
Poster Presenter Guidelines:
Poster Presentations Sessions are scheduled for Monday, January 25th and Tuesday, January 26th in the SLAS2016 Exhibit 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, January 25th, Tuesday, January 26th and the morning of Wednesday, January 27th).
- Poster Set-Up:
Any time after 10:00 a.m. (on Monday, January 25th)
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, January 26th)
NO LATER THAN 1:00PM (on Wednesday, January 27th)
All presenters must be registered as full-conference attendees in order to present at SLAS2016. 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 boardmateï¿½s 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 SLAS2016, but presenters are required to be available to present their poster content based on the schedule below:
- Monday, January 25th; 1:00 ï¿½ 3:00 pm: Odd Numbered Posters
- Tuesday, January 26th; 1:00 ï¿½ 3:00 pm: Even Numbered Posters
Posters will be organized by educational track on the SLAS2016 exhibition floor. Poster numbers are color coded and include a unique four digit presentation number, with the first number in the series designating track. Presentation date and numbers will be distributed on a rolling basis between October and January upon review/acceptance by the SLAS2016 Program Committee:
|Advances in Bioanalytics, Biomarkers and Diagnostics||1000-1999||Blue|
|Assay Development and Screening||2000-2999||Green|
|Automation and High Throughput Technologies||3000-3999||Yellow|
|Drug Target Strategies||5000-5999||Purple|
Print Your Poster in San Diego
SLAS has partnered with the FedEx Office located inside the San Diego Convention Center to offer poster presenters a 50% discount on all posters ordered before January 19, 2016. Your posters will be produced and conveniently held for you onsite at the San Diego Convention Center. Poster presentation boards are 4ï¿½x8ï¿½ and will host 2 posters per board. Therefore, posters should not exceed 42ï¿½x43ï¿½ in size.