Dermatology 2018

Poster Presentation Guidelines

Need help designing your poster? Please click on the following link for free poster templates. See the top right hand side, for downloadable PowerPoint templates at the most common sizes.

All posters must conform to the following guidelines:

Paper Size

A0 - 841mm x 1090 mm PORTRAIT. Please do not print your poster in landscape as the poster boards will only accommodate portrait posters.


A poster should include a clearly visible title at the top centre, followed by author and affiliation information underneath, including e-mail address / addresses.


Effective visual display of information is essential in a poster presentation. To achieve this goal, author(s) should concentrate on two or three main points and should prefer graphic displays over text to illustrate their message effectively. Overall, a poster should have more graphics than text. In addition, graphics should be simple to understand, with contrasting colours and no grid lines.


Poster text should be easily readable from a distance of 1-2 metres, and 1.5 or 2 lines of spaces should be used between each line. It is advised that authors should also pay attention to the following points:

  • Headings should be 25 % larger than normal text. Bold or other colours may be used.
  • Text should be kept to a minimum, and each block of text should include no more than a few sentences.
  • Larger than usual fonts may be used in results and discussion sections to draw attention, while smaller fonts may be preferred for methods.
  • Smaller fonts may be used for citations and acknowledgement.
  • Suggested font sizes are:
  • Main title: 78 -96 pt (bold, uppercase)
  • Author(s): 72 pt (bold, title case)
  • Affiliation(s): 48 pt (normal, title case)
  • subheading: 36 pt (bold and uppercase)
  • subheading: 30 pt (bold and title case)
  • Body of the text: 24 pt (normal)

Type of poster board

Poster Board