Thank you for displaying a poster at the 2017 National Histology Conference

Posters will be display in the Exhibition Hall (Federation Hall) of the Hotel Grand Chancellor.  On arrival on Friday afternoon or Saturday morning authors should look for their poster number to identify the portrait board where their poster will be displayed.  To view the order and grouping of posters view the poster list.  Materials for affixing the posters to the Velcro compatible boards will be provided.

AO Poster Measurements:  841 mm wide x 1189 mm high, 33.1 inches wide x 46.8 inches high.  Poster orientation is STRICTLY PORTRAIT.  Landscape posters will not be displayed.  

 

The abstract and a digital PDF of each accepted poster will be included in the Meeting App:

  • Load your digital PDF file of your poster design to the ONLINE POSTER FOLDER* by COB 13th November 2017 to have it added to the Meeting App.
  • Late submissions may not be loaded so please ensure you have sent the file by the required date.
  • Name your PDF Poster file by the corresponding poster number in the online poster list.  E.g. NHCPoster1.

*If your institution does not support DropBox for loading files you may send them directly to the Conference Managers.  Please ensure they are correctly named.

Why present a poster?

There are several advantages to presenting a poster:

  • Posters can be viewed throughout the Conference
  • Viewers can “absorb” the presentation in their own time/way
  • You can discuss your research at length with viewers on a one-to-one basis—and receive detailed feedback
  • Presenting your research as a Poster is a wonderful opportunity to “network.” A poster serves to explain your research succinctly to colleagues within your own discipline and other related areas.

What is a poster?

A poster is a static, visual medium that you use to communicate a key idea related to your research: It presents that idea in verbal and graphic ways. Unlike an oral presentation, a poster does (most) of your talking—it should stand on its own, be self-explanatory (even as it enables conversations with viewers).

Hard copy AO size

Posters should be A0 size (A0 size is 841mm x 1189mm) in portrait orientation. They will be displayed for the duration of the conference on in the exhibition and catering area.  The poster should be a visual presentation of your submitted abstract and should meet the following criteria

Guidelines for preparing Hard Copy Poster Presentations

The poster should be a visual presentation of your submitted abstract and should meet the following criteria:

TITLE

The title should be the same as in the submitted abstract.

SIZE

The poster must A0 size (A0 size is 841mm x 1189mm) in portrait orientation (DO NOT prepare a landscape poster and expect to be provided with a board to fit.  Landscape posters will not be accommodated).

LETTERING

The poster should be easily readable at a distance of two metres. Use UPPER and lower case for general content as the use of all-capital text is difficult to read. Avoid using a mixture of type/font styles.

TITLE

Include the title of your presentation at the top of the poster. Characters should be a minimum of 48 point font size. Your name, School or Centre should also be displayed on the poster. HEADINGS 48 to 60 point font size is recommended for headings.

CONTENT

24 to 32 font size single spaced is recommended. The text should be concise and easy to read.

The message that your poster contains should be clear and understandable without the requirement of oral explanation. If relevant, methods should be presented simply and concisely.

After the title, the two most important panels are the Introduction and the Conclusion. On the basis of these two panels, a reader will decide whether to consider the poster details and perhaps talk to the presenter. These panels need to be very simple, concise and visually attractive. Results should be presented graphically if possible. Avoid large tables of data.

Results should be in line with those originally submitted in your abstract.

Use pictures, symbols and colour. Figure legends are essential and should be short but informative. If using graphs, they should have a short heading.

For visual effect, we recommend that graphs be no smaller than 12cm x 18cm. Photographs should be no smaller than 12cm x 18cm. Use the space to attract your audience for discussion, not to present complex details of methods and results.

About the National Conference

The National Histology Conference in Australia commenced in 2003. Talks between the Victorian and New South Wales histology groups primarily led to the inaugural conference in Sydney. Since that first conference, the states with organised histology groups notionally agreed to hold the conference every two years rotating through those states.

2003 Sydney, NSW
2005 Melbourne, VIC
2006 Gold Coast, QLD
2009 Adelaide, SA
2011 Sydney, NSW
2013 Melbourne, VIC
2015 Brisbane, QLD

The event has grown in stature and professionalism with the venues, presenters and social engagements continuing to drive the conference to new levels of sophistication and probity.

This conference explores the potential for the histology groups to venture to states currently without organised histology groups. This provides one further step in the evolution of histology meetings by broadening to yet to be explored states and territories on a national level.

The Histology Group of Victoria will be the host of the conference, but unlike other National Histology Conferences will be joined by all states to create a more national approach to the first neutral location.

Conference Managers

Please contact the team at Conference Design with any questions regarding the conference.