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Poster Guidelines

Key Information:

ISTH will be working with PosterSessionOnline to provide all presenters with the opportunity to have their posters printed at no cost and delivered to the Congress. PosterSessionOnline will be sending each author an email with more details in late April.

Poster submission opens: April 2015 – you will receive an email from PosterSessionOnline to advise you.

Poster submission deadline: June 2nd 2015 at 23:59 GMT +1 (18:00 EDT).

Pick-up dates:

  • Monday, June 22 from 7:30 - 19:00
  • Tuesday, June 23 from 7:30 - 19:00
  • Wednesday, June 24 from 7:30 - 19:00

Posters submitted through the poster service can be picked up at the ISTH 2015 Official Poster Pick-up Booth.


Poster Size:

  • Recommended size: 51.19 inches (130 cm) wide and 35.44 inches (90 cm) high (landscape) COMPULSORY
  • Maximum size allowed: 82.5 inches (210 cm) wide and 43.33 inches (110 cm) high (landscape) COMPULSORY


Poster Guidelines:

  • Don't overload your poster. Remember, you are not writing an article.
  • Seek simplicity, keep text to a minimum and avoid redundancies.
  • Use 500 to 1,000 words (including title, figure legends and tables), definitely not more.
  • The figures and tables should cover approximately 50% of the poster area.
  • Prepare a 20 cm high title strip that runs the full width of the poster. Use a black and bold typeface, not smaller than 30 mm in height for the title and at least 20 mm for author’s names and affiliations (the height refers to capital and tall letters), Capital letters are usually more difficult to read than small letters.
  • The average reader spends 1-2 minutes on your poster. Highlight your main finding. Most of us start by reading the Conclusions. Thus, don't hide them in the right lower corner. Put them on eye level, either on top of the right column or alternatively start with the Conclusions. Otherwise, structure your poster by Introduction, Methods and Results. State your aims in the end of the introduction.
  • We suggest that the pathway (eye movement) is down the columns. Use 3-5 columns.
  • The poster is supposed to be readable from a distance of 1.5-2 m. The text should definitely be no less than 5 mm for capitals and tall letters, and preferably larger. Use a constant font throughout the poster.
  • Let your important points stand out. Use (but don't overuse) bold and colours.
  • If possible, avoid abbreviations and acronyms, especially in the Conclusions.
  • Feel free to provide one or more key references (in the right lower corner).
  • Handouts of your abstract / poster (with your addresses) to your interested readers may facilitate future research communication.
  • Prepare a short (< 60 seconds) oral guide through your poster to be offered to those that prefer your words before reading for themselves.
  • Make sure you are using your new Program Number that you have received in the notification e-mail.
 Key Dates

March 11, 2015
Early Registration Deadline

June 15, 2015
Online Registration Deadline

June 20-25, 2015
ISTH 2015