The 21st Annual Forum on Aging

Poster Guidelines

Download: UTMB Research Poster PowerPoint Template
Download: Example Poster

When developing and designing your poster, consider displaying the data and information in a way that can be easily read and understood from 4 feet away.

Click to view example poster.

Suggested Format

  1. Title
  2. Authors and Addresses
  3. Abstract
  4. Purpose
  5. Methods
  6. Data/Results
  7. Conclusions
  8. Acknowledgement & References

Printing the Poster

Large single sheet poster prints and/or title banners can be ordered online through Graphic Design and Printing Services.

If billing through your department or grant, you will need to provide the PS Class (XXXXX) or Project-Bud Ref (XXXXX-XX). Allow for a 3-day turn around after you submit your poster online. Contact Academic Resources for more information about ordering posters.

Presenting the Poster

The posters will be mounted to 4’ X 6’ boards with push pins inside the Levin Hall Dining Room. A program specifying the location number for your poster will be given to you at the registration desk located at the entrance of the dining room.

Things to Remember

Posters should progress logically from an introductory abstract to your conclusions. Remember that few of the people who read your poster will know as much about the topic as you do. Make it easy for them to understand. It should also be legible with a font size of 20+ so that people reading your poster can comfortable read the material from 3-4 feet away.

Keep the text to a minimum and consider using graphs or charts of data whenever possible. Diagrams of techniques or experimental plans can be very helpful and are usually easier to understand than just text alone. For results, use mostly tables, figures and diagrams with a short set of bullets under each table, figure or diagram summarizing the major findings. Don't forget to number your graphs or tables, if necessary.

A good poster answers the following questions:

  • What problem or question did you address?
  • What approach did you take?
  • Did you use any unusual techniques?
  • What did you find out?
  • What did each experiment you present tell you?
  • Why was this project worth doing?
  • What conclusions did you draw based on your research?
  • If you could continue with the project, what would you do next?
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