APSAD Sydney 2016 Conference

Poster Session
The Poster Session is one of the core events of the APSAD Conference, as selected abstracts from all disciplines, from research to clinical, are presented by colleagues from across Australasia and the world. The poster session offers a platform to see and discuss achievements, ideas and developments face-to-face.

Poster Highlight Session
APSAD is delighted to continue the popular Poster Highlight Session. The Scientific Program Committee will select a number of Posters to profile, covering a broad selection of topics. Selected poster authors will have the opportunity to speak about their Poster for 1 minute, using one PowerPoint slide. This event will be held on the first day of the conference in the main auditorium. This is a great opportunity to generate interest in your Poster and to promote the Poster Session. Selected authors are also expected to be standing by their poster at the main Poster Session/s.

Poster Awards
To acknowledge the contribution of the poster presenters, we will be offering two Awards with the prize of a book voucher for $200 and a certificate for the winners in each category.

  • Early Career Poster Prize: The Poster judging committee will select one outstanding poster with a runner up.
  • Senior Poster Prize: The Poster judging committee will select one outstanding poster with a runner up.
  • Honourable Mention: An honourable mention will be awarded across both categories

Helpful Hints for putting your Poster together:

  • Know your audience so that you can communicate to them most effectively.
  • Divide the contents of your poster into appropriate sections. For instance - title of paper, author, institutional affiliation; abstract; methodology; data; results; conclusions. 
  • Use larger (>16 font) lettering for the poster's title, author and institutional affiliation. Make the lettering at least 3cm high.
  • Avoid fonts that are script or difficult to read.
  • Text should be large enough to be seen from 1-2m away.
  • The pieces should be organised in a way that leads the viewer through the display.
  • Make illustrations simple and bold.
  • The display should be self-explanatory so that you are free to talk.
  • Keep displays simple and text brief; a viewer should "get it" in 30 seconds. You can provide in-depth information in a handout.
  • Use graphs, charts and/or tables (colour if possible) to show results. Graphics help make your poster interesting.
  • A neutral poster or matte board is more amenable to the eye than a bright coloured background. A splash of colour here and there, perhaps highlighting central finding(s) or provocative results, will make your poster "stand out" from the crowd.
  • Have a notepad handy when presenting at your poster session. It may be helpful in elaborating on your findings, or for taking names & addresses of people interested in your research.
  • Organise your material and edit your content to eliminate distracting visual noise. When in doubt, edit out; make sure every item is necessary.
  • Poster size should be produces as a maximum 850mm wide by 1100mm high portrait only (landscape is not accepted).
  • You may also like to provide a handout of the key points and/or your contact details.
Abstracts must be submitted using the appropriate abstract template, please see the template below;