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Poster Presentation Guidelines

Presenting a poster at the 2018 SLAS Americas Sample Management Symposium is an effective way for participants to communicate their research to interested colleagues. Poster presentations allow for one-on-one discussion and open doors for future collaboration. Posters are often the "presentation format of choice" for many scientists.

To be considered for a poster presentation, you must submit an abstract for consideration by the 2018 SLAS Americas Sample Management Symposium Program Committee. The poster abstract submission deadline for this symposium was August 27. If you missed this opportunity, consider submitting a scientific poster on this topic at SLAS2019.


Submission Deadlines

Final Abstract Submission Deadline: 
Monday, August 27, 2018

Poster Abstract Decisions Communicated: 
Beginning October 2018


Poster Presentation Schedule

Poster Presentations Sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, November 13, and Wednesday, November 14. Posters will be displayed for the duration of the symposium during non-presentation time(s) in the exhibition room.

Poster will be presented digitally at this event. NO PRINTED POSTERS WILL BE DISPLAYED.

Presenters must be stationed at their poster monitor to discuss their poster content with attendees during their scheduled poster presentation session. 


Attendance Requirements for Poster Presenters

  • All presenters must be registered as full-conference attendees in order to present at 2018 SLAS Americas Sample Management Symposium. If the primary author is not available during the scheduled presentation time, a co-author may present the poster.
  • Presenters are REQUIRED to be stationed at the poster for the duration of the poster presentation session (on the assigned date of presentation).


ePoster (Digital) Guidelines

ePoster Dimensions:

Poster should be formatted as a PowerPoint slide in a 16:9 ratio.

Note that there will be three monitors that will display posters (1 poster per monitor).

Scientific posters should be prepared in accordance with ACS Style Guidelines

Poster Design:

  • Title Banner: Lettering should be at least 3/4 [1.9 cm] to 1 inch [2.5 cm] high (72 pt. bold). The banner should include the author(s) and affiliation(s).
  • Font: Use a sans serif font such as Arial or Helvetica in a minimum size of 24 pt. (1/4 inch high). Text, figures and photographs should be readable from a distance of 4 feet.
  • Bullets and Numbering: Be simple and direct in your poster presentation. Use short phrases and "bulleted" text throughout the poster. Avoid long narrative paragraphs.
  • Arrange the poster for logical flow top left to lower right. You may use appropriate graphic indicators to guide the viewer.

Poster Content:

The poster should include the following elements:

  • Overview: A succinct summary of the purpose, methods and results. Use phrases rather than sentences in a simple outline format.
  • Introduction: A concise statement of the objective and background of the work.
  • Methods: Describe the apparatus, chemistry, samples and materials used in detail.
  • Results: Use graphs, spectra, charts and pictures with a minimum of text to illustrate results.
  • Conclusions: Concise statement of the findings indicating future research directions.

NOTE: Poster presentation may not be used as a sales or marketing opportunity. No hardware, books, accessories, or saleable items may be displayed at a poster.