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Frequently Asked Questions: Poster Presenters at the First International Conference on Paediatric Acquired Brain Injury

September 16-18, 2015
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Liverpool, England

Q:  How do I turn what would have been an oral presentation into a poster?

A:  A poster is not a conference paper that you would use for a talk or a panel discussion, so pinning a paper to a poster board usually does not make a great poster and is hard to read. Instead, turn your information into a story with visuals. Use graphs, charts, tables, etc. Be creative. There are many websites or books that can help you to create a great poster, and there are print shops that can get it printed for you to the exact measurements as specified in our guidelines.

Q:  What is the best Font size to use?
A:  Usually 18-22 works best for the title, author, institutional affiliation, etc. You should avoid fonts that are in script or difficult to read. Keep in mind that most readers do not have perfect eyesight, and because the crowd of readers around a poster may be several people deep, the type should be easily readable by someone standing a few feet away. Most viewers will be at least 3 feet away from your poster.

Q:  I want to present a poster that I have previously presented, but it is not the same dimensions. May I just bring it and put it up regardless of the wrong dimensions?
A:  Your material should be new research AND must be the correct dimensions—per our specifications—to be displayed along with all the other presenters who followed the directions and brought new work that is the correct size.  This is not optional!

Q: I did not realize there would be judging! What does this mean?

A:  There will be an anonymous panel of roaming judges at each poster session. They will choose a 1st and 2nd place poster that will be announced during the last day of the conference for a monetary gift from IPBIS.  The poster sessions are an important and vital element of the IPBIS Conference, and we want to continue to encourage wide and continuous participation by our delegates.

Q: What is the best way to transport my poster?
A:  A portfolio case, mailing tube, or cylinder is recommended for the transport of your poster.

Q: I have some handouts I want to get printed once I arrive at the Congress. Where can I get this printing done?
A:  The conference does not provide any copying or printed service. The hotel has a very small business center.

Q:  How will I know my Abstract Number?
A:  You were assigned your Abstract Number when you submitted your Abstractl. In all correspondence, you will need your 4 digit Abstract Number.

Q:  I have a friend in Liverpool, England. Can they come to my poster presentation?
A:  Everyone who attends the First International Conference on Paediatric Acquired Brain Injury must be registered. You may speak to the registration desk and request a “day pass” in advance to purchase. All delegates and Day Pass visitors must have a badge at all times during the Congress.

Q:  What are the required dimensions of my poster?
  The required dimensions of your poster are: 1 meter x 1 meter (39 inches X 39 inches). 
It is critical that our poster presenters abide by these required measurements to ensure successful poster set up and productive poster sessions. 

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