The posters will be viewed on widescreen HD screens, so please bear this in mind when creating your poster. We will enforce quality control on eposters, so please refer to the good practice section below for more detailed information on how to produce a quality and engaging eposter


1. The poster should one slide (widescreen template in landscape orientation) made up of no more than SIX individual sections

2. Each section should be brief and to the point

3. For case series, studies and audits the sections should follow the following format: introduction, methods, results, discussion, significance / conclusion

4. For interesting case reports, sections should follow the following format: history, clinical findings, management, result/outcome, conclusion

5. Adopt the motto of Mies van der Rohe: “Less is more”

6. Don’t put more than 6 bullet points per section

7. Don’t put more than six words per line / bullet point

8. Avoid wrapping lots of text and use of paragraphs – this isn’t an essay

9. A lot of text on your poster detracts from your message and people won't read it

10. Text: avoid all upper case even in titles

11. Text should contrast with background i.e. white, bright yellow text if using a dark background or black text (not blue) if using white / pale background

12. Background should be plain – avoid borders etc

13. Body text should be minimum Arial or Times New Roman font size 10 for optimal viewing

14. Images should be scanned at highest resolution possible

15. Videos should be high quality and maximum length of 90 seconds embedded into the slide and set on a loop

16. Use charts and graphs (very poster friendly) but remember to use large text size on legends / lables

17. Limit textscrolling and multimedia as these can be distracting

18. References – in large, readable text otherwise don’t include





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