Call for Poster Abstracts

Call for Poster Presentation Abstracts is Now Closed


Poster Session on Health Disparities-Related Research and Interventions

Poster Presentation Guidelines

Due to space constraints, we will be positioning the poster boards vertically. The surface area for poster display will be 30 inches wide by 40 inches high. Templates for vertical posters can be found on the following websites:

Purpose of a Poster Presentation

  • Acquaint conference participants with the fundamentals of your program, project or study quickly and easily
  • Use text, graphs, tables, charts, and pictures to present only highlights
  • Catch your viewer’s attention
  • Make the viewer want to learn more about your program, project, or study

Designing an Effective Poster

  • Include the abstract title and all authors at the top
  • Your poster should fit on a board that is 30 inches wide by 40 inches high
  • Keep any text brief
  • Do not use all capital letters
  • Use graphics (charts, tables, pictures) that can be understood in one minute or less
  • Ideas should flow from panel to panel logically
  • Describe all parts of the project/study, including why the outcome did or did not work as expected
    • Background
    • Objectives
    • Research Design/Program Description
    • Results/Evaluation
    • Conclusion(s)
  • The viewer should gain new knowledge or insight by visiting your poster
  • Consider providing a handout summarizing your research and include your contact information or be sure to have your business cards available for those who request your contact information



(Adapted from the Society of Behavioral Medicine poster presentation guidelines.)