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TBScience: guidelines for poster presenters

Please find below important information regarding your TBScience poster discussion presentation, including technical specifications, tips and guidelines to follow.

Presentation Sessions

  • All poster discussion sessions will be held in the TBScience Poster Area, which is located in the main session hall. The area is adjacent to the catering area where both coffee/tea and lunch will be served.
  • All posters will be displayed on poster boards for the duration of TBScience 2019 (from 08:30 on Tuesday 29 October until 17:10 on Wednesday 30 October).
  • Posters will be grouped according to the four conference themes. Presenters have been sent the theme their poster has been assigned to, along with their poster number. Please bring these to the conference for your reference.
  • Speakers will present their posters and answer questions from delegates during poster presentation sessions, which will take place during coffee breaks and lunch. Please refer to the schedule below:

New diagnostics to reach the missing millions
10:00 – 10:25 Coffee break
12:30 – 13:00 Lunch (first half)

Prevent infection or prevent disease?
13:00 – 13:30 Lunch (second half)
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break

New strategies in TB therapeutics: It’s time to break the mould
10:00 – 10:20 Coffee break
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch (first half)

Bacterial Evolution
13:00 – 13:30 Lunch (second half)
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break

Set up and take down

  • Set-up: Presenters should set up their poster on Monday 28 October 15:00 – 19:00. It is also possible to set-up on Tuesday 29 October between 07:00 and 08:15. However it will not be possible to mount posters after 08:20. Presenters who are late to mount their poster will have to wait until the first coffee break.
  • Take down: Presenters should remove their poster no earlier than 17:10 on Wednesday 30 October (after the last session has ended).
  • Poster presenters are responsible for collecting their materials during that time. Any materials remaining in the Poster Area will be recycled.

Technical Specifications

  • Poster panels are white and are 95 cm wide by 240 cm high.
  • Presenters may use as much of the poster panel as they choose, as long as the entire presentation fits onto one poster panel. A0 size posters are usually the best size for visibility.
  • Large posters must be in portrait orientation to fit neatly within the limits of the panel.
  • Double-sided tape will be provided by the conference organisers and handed out by conference volunteers in the poster area.
  • Posters should not be printed on heavy materials, such as canvas, as they easily fall from the poster panels.
  • In order to prevent damage to the poster boards, presenters are asked not to use pins, hooks, tapes or any other material that may be difficult to remove.

Additional Tips

  • The Union would like to encourage presenters to use a new poster format at this year’s conference to help the poster sessions to be more engaging and informative. For more information on the new format:
  • Posters should be clear, well-organised, informative and concise, and should include all necessary information (title, methods, research, literature, etc.)
  • Presenters must be mindful and respectful of their time slot and not exceed the time constraints.
  • Suggestions on simplifying design and content can be found on the Design and Content Guidelines page.

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