Poster Guidelines

2019 Poster Presentation Requirements:

  • Posters must be 36 inches (91 cm) wide x 48 inches (122 cm) tall, PORTRAIT orientation.
  • Include your name and affiliation (if applicable) on your poster.
  • All posters must be hung in the poster presentation area by 8:00 am on the day you are scheduled to present. 
  • You will be responsible for taking down your poster presentation at the end of the day.
  • Be at your poster on the day and times you are scheduled to present to discuss your findings with participants. This is also the time your poster will be judged for the poster competition. 

Poster Presentation Guidelines and Information:

  • Ensure your text and graphics are legible. Use the below font size chart as a guide.
    • What Font Point Size Why
      Title 90+ Title should be visible from 10 feet away.
      Headings 32+ Headings should be readable from 5 feet away.
      Subheadings 20+ Smaller than headings, but more noticeable than main body text.
      Main Body Text 16 - 18 Comfortable text size for reading closer to the poster.
  • Make text clear and to the point. Bullets, numbering, and headlines are easier to read.
  • Do not just print your submitted abstract and call it a poster. Your poster should be a VISUAL abstract. There are many examples of great posters on the web for inspiration.
  • Include your email address next to your name to help people contact you. You can also include a small photo of yourself to help people find you during the symposium.
  • Pins will be available for you to hang your poster.
  • Take full advantage of the time slots you are alloted for your poster presentation to discuss your findings and network with other attendees.

Poster Competition:

All poster presentations will be entered in the poster competition. Presenters must be present during their allotted presentation time otherwise they will be disqualified.  Judges will approach poster presenters during their presentation session, but will not disclose their identity as a judge. 

Posters will be judged based on four categories:

  • Design and Structure
  • Methodological Rigor and Report
  • Presentation
  • Impact

Please follow directions closely regarding poster dimensions, content, and display. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the PAMA Research Committee Chair at

Suggestions from past presenters:

  • Print your poster on fabric. This makes traveling with your poster easier. It is lightweight, durable, and fits in a suitcase. There are a lot of companies that print on fabric and it often costs less than printing on paper.
  • Bring business cards to handout, this helps facilitate networking with other attendees.
  • Create a handout of your poster for attendees to take with them.

If you have questions, please direct them to Dorry Allen at

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