Poster Presentations

Instructions for Poster Presenters

A poster session comprises simultaneous information presentations by several investigators. The presenters remain in a fixed location for the specified time period and discuss their research personally with any interested individual, using graphs, diagrams, photographs, etc. (affixed to a 4’ x 6’ poster board) to illustrate and communicate their findings.


The poster board area is 4 feet high (1.2 meters) x 6 feet wide (1.8 meters). Prepare a label for the top of your poster space indicating the title and authors of your presentation. The lettering for the label should not be less than 1 ½”. We will provide a printed “number” identifying each station.


All presenters are required to include statement disclosing any conflict of interest related to your abstract. This should be visible on your poster or poster board.


All illustrations should be made up beforehand. Remember that your illustrations must be read from distances of about 3-5 feet or more. Charts, drawings, and illustrations should be similar to those you would use in making slides, but more heavily drawn. Do not mount them on heavy board because they may be difficult to keep in position on the poster boards. Hand-lettered material should contain heavy lettering approximately 1” high for minor titles (i.e. questions, methods, conclusions, etc.) and all printing should be a minimum of ½”. Do not use normal “typewriter-size type. Keep illustrations and written material simple. One or two authors should be in attendance at each poster during the presentation time. Do not allow yourself to be monopolized for an inordinate period of time by a single individual.  Do not write or paint on the poster boards.

Poster Number

PLEASE NOTE: You will have TWO numbers for your poster presentation:
1. Publication Number: This number will be the actual number of the abstract in the online supplement of the American Journal of Transplantation.
2. Poster Board Number: This will indicate which session you are in (A, B, C or D) along with your number which is your board location where your poster will be displayed.

Preferred Poster Printing and Delivery Service

Poster presenters are encouraged to use the Call4Posters® service, the only poster printing service that allows attendees to pick up their posters in Chicago, avoiding baggage fees and airport security delays. Special ATC discounts are available on a range of high-quality paper stocks. The Call4Posters® staff will professionally review posters before and after printing and will be onsite to assist presenters. Quality and service guaranteed.  Click here to get started on your poster printing today!

Regular Order Deadline: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 9:00 AM Central Time
Rush Order Deadline*: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 9:00 AM Central Time
*Rush Fees Apply