YFSF Bring Your Own Poster Session January 2015 News Update


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The 67th Annual Scientific Meeting is only one month away and a fantastic array of posters have been selected for the YFSF BYOP Session. The YFSF officers are encouraging other students and meeting attendees to join in supporting the presenters who have dedicated their time and effort to contribute to this poster session. The YFSF BYOP Session will be held on Tuesday, February 17, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

If this will be your first time presenting a poster at an Annual Meeting, please review the following tips and guidelines to help make your presentation a success.

Text:
The font should be at a minimum of 14 points and should be readable from three to four feet away. Do not incorporate fancy font types – rely on standard styles such as Times New Roman or Arial. Additionally, the fewest number of words to effectively express your point is optimal. The main focus of the poster should be data and figures.

Color and Design:
Please do not include too many or bright colors as these may distract the reader. A consistent scheme of two to three colors tends to work well, and the use of a dark font on a light background will result in a well displayed, easy-to-read poster.

Printing:
Check your university or workplace for discounted options.

Paper Type:
Both glossy and matte finishes are common. While glossy paper tends to better display images and figures, it is generally more expensive. Ultimately, the best option is the one that the presenter is most comfortable with.

Size and Display:
Poster size is limited to 4 ft. x 5 ft. Pushpins to hang your poster will be provided.

We encourage you to bring poster reprints, business cards, and sign up sheets for those attendees who may request additional information. Please keep in mind that these meetings are a great opportunity to network.

See you in Orlando, FL!

Jennifer Curnow, MSFS
YFSF Poster Session Chair
curnow.jen@gmail.com

Melanie Boeyer
YFSF Poster Session Co-Chair
mboeye40@lakers.mercyhurst.edu