Poster Guidelines

Check out the list of posters and their corresponding abstracts that will be featured at the 6IMDC!

Note: Conversation is encouraged at our poster session. This session provides an opportunity for extended discussion and networking. Actively invite people to visit your poster during the conference, use it as a meeting point.

Networking Board 

During the poster session, we will have a 'Networking Board' for conference participants to utilize. If you have a job posting, internship, or other networking opportunity, feel free to bring information to post to the board. Please limit information to one 8 1/2 x 11 printed page.


Day-of Poster Session Information

  • Poster Session Hours: Tuesday, March 13th, 5:15 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Poster Session Location: Garden Pavilion
  • Perusing the Posters: Each poster has been assigned a number and will be grouped with other posters within the same track with a similar theme. Poster numbers will be displayed prominently on the posters. A list of posters (with poster numbers) will be published in the conference program book and this will assist conference attendees in finding a particular poster.

Poster Session Guidelines

Poster dimensions cannot exceed 45 inches x 45 inches (114.3 cm by 114.3 cm). Each poster presenter will be sharing a 4’H x ~ 8’W poster board with one other presenter (see diagram). PLEASE NOTE: Your poster and poster materials cannot exceed 45 inches in width. Pushpins will be provided onsite to hang posters.
The poster presentation should cover the material as described in the abstract. The poster title should be the same as the title submitted with the abstract and displayed prominently at the top of the poster to allow viewers to easily identify your poster. Presenters are required to be present at their poster for the duration of the poster session.

A diagram of two poster that are 45 inches in height by 45 inches in width, next to each other on an easel.


Poster Suggestions and Tips

  • Please provide author’s names and contact information on the poster. This will allow people to follow up if they are interested in more information.
  • Keep content simple and provide a clear message. Please use an appropriate size font, so that it is legible 3 - 5 feet (~1 - 1.5 meters) from the poster board. Figures, tables, and diagrams should also be legible from this distance.
  • Consider putting a picture of yourself on the poster so people can identify you at the conference.
  • Consider your audience. Keep in mind the diverse mix of conference attendees, including people representing a variety of vocations (scientists, educators, industry, policy, students, etc.) and attendees coming from many countries.
  • To minimize waste, please consider business cards for follow up correspondence in lieu of printed poster handouts

Poster Set-up and Take-down

Poster presenters should hang their poster between 7:30am and 8:30am on Tuesday, March 13th and promptly remove their posters at the end of the poster session. Poster presenters may not use audio-visual equipment as we cannot accommodate the space and logistical requirements for such equipment. The 6IMDC staff will be available for questions and assistance during the poster setup and take-down periods. 


Poster Printing

Please have your poster printed prior to arriving to the conference as the hotel facility does not have the capabilities to print large posters. If you would prefer to print your poster in San Diego, the following local businesses offer poster printing services:
3146 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110
2.4 miles from Hotel
+1 (858) 795-4197
Office Depot
909 Morena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110
2.5 miles from Hotel
+1 (619) 297-2582
FedEx Office Print & Ship Center
3609 Midway Dr Suite B, San Diego, CA 92110
3.1 miles from Hotel
+1 (619) 523-2900

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