Poster Information & Guidelines

Poster Presentations

The first author is considered the presenting author and must be present during the assigned session. If the first author is unable to present, the abstract must be withdrawn or permission must be granted for another author to present. Contact for details.

You may post your materials on the board assigned to you at any time during the same day of the assigned poster session; however all posters must be up at least 30 minutes before the start of the assigned poster session. You must remove your poster by the end of the day. Any posters left up after the close of sessions each day may be discarded.

Poster Specifications

95cm x 193cm

Poster boards are limited to 95 cm wide by 193 cm tall in portrait orientation. All boards will be numbered.
Posters are adhered with velcro tabs which will be available at the meeting.

All poster sessions will be held in Le Baron Room at the Marriott Milan during the lunch hours of the meeting 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Prepare a banner for the top of the poster indicating the abstract title, authors, and affiliations. Lettering should be approximately 4 cm high for the title, 2 cm high for the author’s names, and 1.5 cm high for affiliations.


Posters should be complete and self-supporting so that different viewers may read at their leisure. The author should only need to supplement or discuss particular points raised during inquiry. Remember that people of varying degrees of interest and experience may be viewing your poster. Therefore, you will want to make your points as complete and brief as possible.

The standard elements are: Name, Authors, Introduction/ Purpose, Methods, Results (with supporting figures), Discussion and a Conclusion or Summary. Type should be seen easily from a short distance.


Figures should also be seen easily from a short distance (about 1 m). Use clear graphics and large type to accomplish this. The main points should be straightforward and not require extended viewing, but details should be included for those who might wish to discuss it. Because the amount of text is restricted, the figure legend may contain some of the commentary that would usually be contained in the body of a manuscript.

Suggestions for Creating Effective Posters

  • Minimize narrative.
  • Use large type in short, separated paragraphs.
  • Do not set entire paragraphs in boldface or capital letters.
  • Numbered or bulleted lists are a concise and effective way to convey a series of points.
  • Figures should easily be seen from a distance. Use dark colors on a white or light background.
  • It is not necessary to post a copy of your abstract

Poster Awards

IEPA is pleased to announce that three winners will be chosen at this year’s conference for the 2016 Poster Awards. All posters will be considered for the awards. The prize will be $100 USD each and will be determined by a panel of experts chosen by the Scientific Committee. Award winners will be announced during the closing ceremony.