Instructions for Poster Presentations
Poster sessions will be grouped by topic. Each poster
display will be 4'
x 8' mounted horizontally, with usable space of 45" x
91". All poster material should be confined to the space provided. Suggestions
for the preparation and presentation of your poster are provided below.
IMPORTANT CHANGE IN POSTER NUMBERS AND LOCATIONS
Poster presentations have unique identifying numbers, known as the abstract
number (also known as abstract final identifying number). For the first
time this year, abstract numbers do not specify poster board locations, as
they have in years past. Presentations have separate Poster Board
Numbers. These numbers define poster board locations. Each
board retains the same poster board number throughout the week. Presenters
should display posters ONLY on the assigned date and times.
The Final Program shows the Exhibit Hall layout, and poster board number locations. Presenters
should display posters on the assigned days and times only. Numbers in
the Final Program are Abstract Number and Poster Board Number, separated by
a hyphen – your poster board number will proceed the abstract final identifying
number below. The number 79-101 reflects Abstract #79 and Poster Board
The first author of each poster abstract is responsible for the proper assembly,
mounting, and presentation of his/her poster. Presenters will be allowed
to begin mounting their display on their assigned board per the following schedule:
Poster Display Times
Begin mounting posters (Morning Sessions)
Begin mounting posters (Afternoon
Mon., March 17th
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM and 1:00 PM – 4:30
Tues., and Wed., March 18th & 19th
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM and
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Thur., March 20th
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Posters must be removed immediately at the end of each session, so
that the boards may be prepared for the next session. The poster board surface consists
of fabric over cork board. Push pins or velcro can be used to mount
the poster, with pushpins being the preferred method. EACH PRESENTER
MUST PROVIDE PUSH PINS OR VELCRO FOR HIS/HER DISPLAY. The chairperson
of each poster session will be present at the session and available to provide
assistance and answer any questions. This individual will be wearing a "Session
The Society will provide and post the abstract number. At the top of
each poster you should post a label stating the title, authors, and author
affiliations. Institutional logos, but not product
logos, are allowed. The lettering of this title strip should be at
least 1" high. Bear in mind that the illustrations
and text must be read from a distance of at least 5 feet. All lines should
be heavily drawn. Typed materials should be on the largest typeface available. Illustrative
drawings should be used to depict treatment of animals. Photographs of
animals should be used only where absolutely necessary for the scientific presentation. Because
the Society of Toxicology does not condone inhumane treatment of animals, photographs
depicting such treatment (as well as data derived from such treatment) will
not be permitted under any circumstances. Posters for which human
subjects data are presented should indicate on the poster that protocols were
reviewed and approved by a Human Subjects Institutional Review Board.
- In the planning of your poster presentation remember that the poster will
be available for viewing and discussion for several hours. Posters
should be readable from five feet away. The poster should be understandable
without oral explanation.
- When planning your poster presentation, aim for clarity and simplicity.
Make an initial rough layout (see diagram on reverse of this sheet), keeping
in mind the proportions of figures, tables, and text. Try to maintain
a balance of utilizing approximately 50% of the poster board area.
- A good poster should be like a good paper. However, avoid displaying
a short manuscript. Be clear and concise in all statements. Include
your objective, the design/methods, the results and conclusion. The
objective of the work should be stated. Experimental details should
be concise. Tables and conclusions should be clearly stated.
- The temptation to overload the poster with excessive text and data should
be resisted. Where possible, organize tables and figures chronologically
in vertical progression.
- It is helpful to bring handouts of your poster to pass out to those who
- Should circumstances prevent you from making your presentation, you must
arrange for a co-author or colleague to present your poster and you must
notify your session chairperson as well as SOT Headquarters.
Presenters are expected to discuss their work with scientists visiting their