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Physiatry '18 Poster & Scientific Paper Presentation Info


Congratulations on being selected to present your poster or paper at the Physiatry '18 Atlanta!

Posters will be on-display in the Poster Hall for one day of the conference and viewed by more than 1000 of your medical and academic peers. We are providing the following guidelines and suggestions to assist you and ensure your scientific research and work is presented in the most rewarding manner as possible.

Your poster should be a stand-alone, self-explanatory display, allowing viewers to proceed on their own, while the author addresses individual questions. Every board should lend itself to presenting information in a self-explanatory format.  The time spent at a poster is determined by the viewer, an effective poster will have a good balance of easy to see figures, graphics and text.

General Information

  • IMPORTANT: The presenting author is the sole point of contact for all abstract co-authors. All communication and inquiries will be sent to the presenting author.
  • The acceptance notification and presentation date/time emails included the presentation format for each accepted abstract.
  • Presenting authors may appoint a Co-author listed on the abstract to serve as an alternate presenter.
  • Alternate presenting authors of oral abstract sessions must be listed as Co-authors on the abstract and must identify themselves to the moderator before the start of the session.


Scientific Paper presenter Information

  • Scientific Paper presentations will be 15-minute podium presentations.
  • The presenter will have 12 minutes for presentation and 3 minutes for discussion.
  • Scientific Paper presenters are required to bring their presentation in an electronic format to the AAP Annual Meeting.
  • All slides will be checked for adherence to ACCME policies by AAP staff prior to uploading the presentation.
  • Slide #1 must be your title slide and Slide #2 must be your disclosure slide. Your disclosure statement should list all commercial relationships relevant to your specific talk. Disclosures must never include the use of a trade name or a product-group message.
  • Do not reference any company/product brand names during your presentation. However, institution logos (e.g., non-company/product logos such as universities, non-profit associations and government agencies) are allowed in the body of your presentation.
  • Abstracts must not contain any advertising, trade names or a product-group message


Poster Presenter Information

Poster Resources

Sample Design Guidelines

Research Study Poster Printing

Case Report Poster Printing

  • If you are presenting a Research Study Poster, you will be provided with 1 side of a 4’ x 8’ display board. Your display area is 4 feet high x 8 feet wide.
  • If you are presenting a Case Report Poster, you will be provided with ½ of 1 side of a 4’ x 8’ display board. Your display area is 4 feet high x 4 feet wide. ****Please Note: You will be sharing the board with another presenter, your poster cannot be larger than 4’ x 4’.
  • Poster components must be able to fit on the display board without overlap and be mounted on appropriate, lightweight card stock. Thumb tacks are the recommended method of attaching your materials to the display board. You are responsible for providing tacks, so please remember to bring all materials you will need to display your work.
  • You may find it useful to have a sketch or note pad available. This can be helpful facilitating discussion.
  • Please take your Board Number and Date Assignment Form with you. You are responsible for displaying and staffing your poster during the assigned date and time. Unfortunately, missed or late displays cannot be rescheduled.
  • You are also responsible for and required to take down your poster at the specified time in order for the next round of posters to go up. PLEASE be considerate to your colleagues who are displaying after you and have your poster taken down on time. Posters left after the deadline will be discarded, cannot be retrieved and may disqualify you from submitting in the future.


Sample Design Guidelines

Poster Heading:
At the top of the paper, prepare a heading including the following items. Lettering should be at least one inch high to be viewable for all. (72 pt Arial is approximately 1” tall)
1)    the poster title (same as the title for the abstract;
2)    the author(s);

3)    Institutional affiliation of the author(s).

Tables and illustrations should be used effectively to visually demonstrate your data. Using numbers
and arrows to indicate the viewing sequence is recommended to assist viewers.
We recommend that tables and illustrations be readable from at least six feet, this would mean print of approximately ¾ inches high and in bold. Please keep in mind, black lettering in a san serif font (ie. Arial, Helvetica, Calibri, Tahoma) is always the easiest to read, and white or red text on a black background is very difficult to read.

Your conclusion should be concise, clearly stated, directly tied to the result of the study, and should include the significance of the outcome.  


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