Poster Presentations

Presenting a poster at SLAS2013 is an effective way for participants to communicate their research to their colleagues and is often the "presentation method of choice" for many scientists.

Abstracts for presentation consideration at SLAS2013 are no longer being accepted. Please watch for details regarding SLAS2014 abstract submission in Spring 2013!

Deadlines for Submission:

Friday, October 26: To Be Included in the Printed Final Program
Monday, December 31:    Final Submission Deadline

Please note that a final schedule of poster presentations including poster abstract and poster images is available within the SLAS2013 Poster Gallery. Click here to view poster presentation details.

Poster Presentation Guidelines:

Poster Sessions are scheduled for Monday, January 14 and Tuesday, January 15 in the SLAS2013 Exhibit Hall from 1-3 pm Posters may be displayed for the duration of exhibition hours on both Monday and Tuesday. Poster presenters will be assigned a poster presentation date upon acceptance of their submitted abstract.

Presenters must be present for the duration of their scheduled poster presentation session to "present" their poster content. However, SLAS encourages poster presenters to display their posters for the duration of exhibit hall hours on both exhibition dates (Monday, January 14 and Tuesday, January 15).

  • Poster Set-Up:
    Any time after 10 am (on Monday, January 14)
    NO LATER THAN NOON
  • Poster Presentation:
    Between 1-3 pm (on the assigned date of presentation)
  • Poster Tear-Down:
    Any time after 3 pm (on Tuesday, January 15)
    NO LATER THAN 6 pm

All presenters must be registered as full-conference attendees in order to present at SLAS2013. If the primary author is not available during the scheduled presentation time, a co-author may present the poster instead. It is REQUIRED that a presenter be stationed at the poster for the duration of the poster presentation session (on the assigned date of presentation).

Poster Guidelines:

Poster Dimensions:

Poster size may not exceed 3 feet 7 inches [109 cm] across and 3 feet, 6 inches [107 cm] high.

Please note this size is smaller than in previous years due to space constraints.

Each board will be numbered on the upper left corner. Be sure you place your presentation on the board number for which you have been assigned. If you do not know your poster assignment number, please refer to the Conference Final Program.

Please provide your own supplies, including pushpins to mount your poster. Handouts are encouraged as is a mechanism (envelope) for collecting contact information of participants wishing to receive more information on your poster.

NOTE: There will NOT be a table underneath the poster board.

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.
Poster Layout:

Arrange the poster for logical flow top left to lower right. The panels may be numbered in the order they should be viewed or you may use chart pak colored tape 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.

Sample Abstract:

To view a sample abstract, please click here.