Poster Information

Poster Sessions

There are five poster sessions scheduled at this year’s SNL meeting. Each session is 1 hour and 45 minutes. The poster number assigned to you will tell you which session you are presenting in. For example, B15 would be Poster Session B, poster board 15.

Poster boards are 135 cm tall by 94 cm wide (53 inches tall by 37 inches wide). Figures and type should be easily seen from a distance of 6-8 feet. Use clear graphics and large type to accomplish this.

IMPORTANT: Poster boards are portrait orientation, which means that they are much narrower than landscape poster boards commonly used in the United States. Ensure that your poster is no wider than 94 cm (37 inches) wide.

Presentation Schedule

The first author must be present during the entire poster session. If the first author is unable to present, the abstract must be withdrawn or permission must be granted for another author to present.

You may post your materials on the board assigned to you at any time after the “Set-up Begins” time, but all posters must be up before the beginning of the assigned poster session. You must remove your poster promptly–no later than the “Take-down Complete” time. Any posters left up after the “Take-down Complete” time may be discarded.

Session Date Setup Begins Session Hours Teardown Ends
Poster Session A Tuesday, October 24 8:00 am 10:15 am – 12:00 pm 1:30 pm
Poster Session B Tuesday, October 24 1:30 pm 3:30 – 5:15 pm 7:30 pm
Poster Session C Wednesday, October 25 8:00 am 10:15 am – 12:00 pm 1:30 pm
Poster Session D Wednesday, October 25 1:30 pm 4:45 – 6:30 pm 7:30 pm
Poster Session E Thursday, October 26 8:00 am 10:15 am – 12:00 pm 1:30 pm

Paper posters can be affixed with double-sided tape (provided by SNL). Heavier posters (plastic for example with an eyelet) can be hung with special hooks (provided by SNL) Paper posters are recommended. Pins, glue and other adhesives are not to be used on the poster boards. Poster boards will be numbered by SNL. No electricity is available onsite.

NEW! Upload Your Poster PDF

A new feature for SNL 2023 is the ability for poster presenters to upload a PDF of their posters for attendees of to view. Uploading a PDF of your poster is optional.

To upload your Poster PDF:

  1. Log In to your SNL Account.
  2. Click the ‘Upload Poster PDF’ link below your poster title.
  3. Select a PDF file from your computer and click ‘Upload’.

To view a Poster PDF, navigate to any poster presentation page. If the poster has an uploaded PDF, you will see a ‘View Poster PDF’ link below the poster title.

In addition to viewing Poster PDFs, all presentations in the Auditorium will be recorded and available for viewing on the SNL website after the meeting.


Prepare a banner for the top of the poster indicating the abstract title, authors, and affiliations. Lettering should be approximately 4 cm high for the title, 2 cm high for the authors’ names, and 1.5 cm high for affiliations.


Posters should be complete and self-supporting so that different viewers may read at their leisure. The author should only need to supplement or discuss particular points raised during inquiry. Remember that people of varying degrees of interest and experience may be viewing your poster. Therefore, you will want to make your points as complete and brief as possible.

The standard elements are: Introduction, Methods, Results (with supporting figures), and a Conclusion or Summary. Type should be seen easily from a short distance.


Figures should also be seen easily from a short distance (about 1 m). Use clear graphics and large type to accomplish this. The main points should be straightforward and not require extended viewing, but details should be included for those who might wish to discuss it. Because the amount of text is restricted, the figure legend may contain some of the commentary that would usually be contained in the body of a manuscript.

Suggestions for Creating Effective Posters

  • Minimize narrative.
  • Use large type in short, separated paragraphs.
  • Do not set entire paragraphs in boldface or capital letters.
  • Numbered or bulleted lists are a concise and effective way to convey a series of points.
  • Figures should easily be seen from a distance. Use dark colors on a white or light background.
  • It is not necessary to post a copy of your abstract.

Also see Lighting Talk Instructions.

Poster Printing

For local poster printing, please inquire at either Marseille Imprimerie or CopyTop.

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