Poster Guidelines

ISBI 2018 posters will be presented during four different poster sessions over the dates of April 5-7, (Thursday/Friday/Saturday). Posters should be mounted 2 hours prior to your scheduled presentation time and removed at the end of the session. Any poster left behind will be discarded.  Posters should be in vertical format and the maximal dimensions should be 4 feet wide x 8 feet height (1.1m wide x 2.4m high) . This size specification must be strictly adhered to in preparation of your posters. The symposium organization will supply materials for mounting posters on the boards. Each poster will be assigned a board number and must be mounted on the appropriately numbered board. A poster session handout will be provided at Registration so you know which poster board # you have been assigned.

The Corresponding Author and/or Co Author of the poster is requested to be stationed by his/her poster throughout the duration of the scheduled session (please refer to the printed or on-line program for information on when your poster session is scheduled). Presenters are encouraged to engage the audiences in technical discussion by making periodic presentations and answering questions.

Poster sessions are a good medium for authors to present papers and meet with interested attendees for in-depth technical discussions. In addition, attendees find the poster sessions a good way to sample many papers in parallel sessions. Thus, it is important that you display your message clearly and noticeably to attract people who might have an interest in your paper.

Your poster should cover the key points of your work. It need not, and should not, attempt to include all the details; you can describe them in person to people who are interested. The ideal poster is designed to attract attention, provide a brief overview of your work, and initiate discussion. Carefully and completely prepare your poster well in advance of the symposium. Try tacking up the poster before you leave for the symposium to see what it will look like and to make sure that you have all of the necessary pieces.

Make your poster as self-explanatory as possible. This will save your efforts for technical discussions. There will not be any summaries given at the beginning of the poster sessions at ISBI 2018, so authors need not prepare any overhead slides for their poster presentations. You may bring additional battery-operated audio or visual aids to enhance your presentation.

The title of your poster should appear at the top in CAPITAL letters about 25mm high. Below the title put the author(s)’ name(s) and affiliation(s). The flow of your poster should be from the top left to the bottom right. Use arrows to lead your viewer through the poster. Use color for highlighting and to make your poster more attractive. Use pictures, diagrams, cartoons, figures, etc., rather than text wherever possible. Try to state your main result in six lines or less, in lettering about 15mm high so that people can read the poster from a distance. The smallest text on your poster should be at least 9mm high, and the important points should be in a larger. Use a sans-serif font (such as “cmss” in the Computer Modern family or the “Helvetica” PostScript font) to make the print easier to read from a distance.

Prepare a short presentation of about 5 or 10 minutes that you can periodically give to those assembled around your poster throughout the 90-minute poster session. If possible, more than one author should attend the session to aid in presentations and discussions, and to provide the presenters with the chance to rest or briefly view other posters.