International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Inc.

Poster Guidelines

Poster Session Schedule

Poster Viewing and Presentation

  • Posters will be on display from Wednesday, May 25 – Friday May 27.
  • Poster presenters are asked to be present at their poster on Wednesday, May 25 from 19:00 – 21:00. Meeting attendees will have the opportunity to meet with the abstract authors to discuss their research and ask questions. We ask presenters to be available at their posters during this time.

Hanging of Posters

Wednesday, May 25 at 10:00

Viewing of Posters

Wednesday, May 25 – Friday, May 27

Poster Session and Networking Reception

Wednesday, May 25 from 19:00 – 21:00


After the last afternoon break on Friday, May 27, 2016 and no later than 18:30*

*If your poster is not removed by this time, it will be dismantled and destroyed.

Poster Size

The poster should be no larger than 1.10 m in height by 0.90 m in width, portrait/vertical format. This is the size of the usable surface of the display panels. Do NOT exceed the size of the display panel.

Poster Guidelines


Please make sure you include your new abstract program number that you have received in your email notification


  • Format of the poster is Portrait/Vertical.
  • Place a heading that runs the full width of the poster at the top in a large-sized type.
  • The poster should be readable from a distance of 1.5 – 2 meters (4 – 6 feet).
  • The text should be no less than 8 mm (22 point font) and preferably larger.
  • Use a constant font throughout the poster.
  • Use a black and bold type to ensure legibility and let your important points stand out.
  • We suggest that you show the preferred sequence in which your poster should be reviewed; this can be done by using 3 – 5 columns so the eye movement is down the columns.
  • Highlight your main findings. Don’t hide your conclusions, consider putting them at eye level, at the top of the right column or alternatively start with the Conclusions. Otherwise, we suggest that you structure your poster by Introduction, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. State your aims in the end of the introduction.
  • The figures and tables should cover approximately 50% of the poster area.

Other Recommendations

  • If possible, avoid abbreviations and acronyms, especially in the Conclusion section.
  • Seek simplicity, keep text to a minimum and avoid redundancies.
  • Feel free to provide one or more key references.
  • Prepare a short (< 60 seconds) oral guide through your poster to be offered to those that prefer your words before reading for themselves.
  • Handouts of your abstract/poster are allowable. We encourage you to include your email address on your poster or handout, so anyone interested may contact the abstract author about questions, comments, or future research inquiries.

Poster Printing and Pick-up

ISTH will again be working with PosterSessionOnline to provide all poster presenters with complimentary poster printing, onsite poster delivery at the meeting, and online poster service. Abstract Presenters will receive an email from PosterSessionOnline with detailed information shortly after the acceptance deadline in late March. Learn more here.