Poster Sessions
Monday – Tuesday
4:30 P.M.–6:30 P.M.

Wednesday – Thursday
4:30 P.M.–6:30 P.M.

Prepare Your Poster

  • Each presenter is provided with a 4-foot-high by 8-foot-wide poster board. Poster boards have a 2.5 cm (1-inch) frame. Dimensions of the useable work area are 1.2 meters high by 2.4 meters wide (4′ high x 8′ wide).
  • The presentation must cover the material as cited in the abstract.
  • Place the title of your paper and your paper number prominently at the top of the poster board to allow viewers to identify your paper.
  • Highlight the authors’ names and contact information in case the viewer is interested in more information.
  • Prepare diagrams or charts legibly in a size sufficient to be read at a distance of 2 meters.
  • Paragraph and figure captions should be at least in a 24-point font (0.9 cm height) and headers at least in a 36-point font (1.2 cm height).
  • Be creative by using different font sizes, styles, and colors.
  • When working with graphs or charts, use different colors and textures/symbols for each line or bar. A serif font (e.g., Times) is often easier for reading main text, and a non-serif font (e.g., Arial or Helvetica) is legible for headers and figure labels.
  • Organize the presentation so it is clear, orderly, and self-explanatory.
  • Use squares, rectangles, circles, etc., to group similar ideas. Avoid cluttering your poster with too much text. Label different elements as I, II, III; or 1, 2, 3; or A, B, C,; making it easier for a viewer to follow your display.
  • Include the background of your research followed by results and conclusions. A successful poster presentation depends on how well you convey information to an interested audience.
  • Please do not laminate your poster to ensure that it can be recycled.

Poster Printing Services

Presenters may have their posters printed in Montreal by MP Repro, the official Joint Assembly printing service.  Please note that there will be no poster pick-up at the convention center. Any posters ordered via the online service will need to be picked up at the printer’s location during their regular business hours (Monday to Friday, 7:15am – 5:15pm); the location is within walking distance from the convention center. For ordering details and procedures, please reference these guidelines.

Note: Order by 28 April for your poster to be ready by 8:00 A.M. on Monday, 4 May.

Poster Set-up

Poster sessions are scheduled Monday through Thursday in Poster Hall 517 B-D, the Palais des congress de Montréal. Presenters will display posters for consecutive TWO days. Posters scheduled for Monday or Tuesday should be placed Monday between 7:30 A.M. and 8:30 A.M. and should remain up until 6:30 P.M on Tuesday. ALL posters left on display after the day/time noted above will be removed and recycled.

Posters assigned for Wednesday and Thursday, must not be placed until Wednesday after 7:30 A.M.  and may remain until 6:30 P.M. on Thursday. Posters left on display after the day/time noted above will be removed and recycled.

  • To locate your assigned poster board, look for the sign marked with your session number at the beginning of each row of posters. Each poster board will be marked with an individual paper number. Please check the online scientific program for any updates to the program.
  • Posters must remain up for two days. If you present on Monday or Tuesday your poster should be displayed both Monday and Tuesday. If you present Wednesday or Thursday your poster should be displayed both Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Presenters must be available for at least 1 hour between 4:30 P.M. and 6:30 P.M. the day of their poster session. Signs indicating when you will be at your presentation can be picked up at the Poster Help Booth. After the session, please leave a note on your poster board as to where you can be reached in case someone wishes to discuss your research further.

Poster Removal

Monday and Tuesday posters must be removed by 7:00 P.M on Tuesday. ALL posters left on the boards on Tuesday will be removed and recycled.

Wednesday and Thursday posters must be removed by 7:00 P.M. on Thursday. ALL posters remaining after this time will be removed and recycled.

Poster Help Booth

Poster Help Booth is located in the Poster Hall (517 B-D). Staff will be available to provide assistance in locating a poster, ordering additional equipment, providing supplies such as push pins, tape, and scissors, and answering general questions. If you need additional supplies, please feel free to bring them with you to Montréal.


Presenting authors were provided with access to upload their ePosters in their acceptance notifications. Your ePoster can be uploaded any time before 6:00 p.m. PT, Thursday 7 May. If you need the link to upload your ePoster resent to you, please contact Uploaded ePosters are available to view on the online Scientific Program.