Your clinical vignette has been accepted to a meeting and now it’s time to design the poster. Below are some tips to ensure you design the best poster possible.
- Arrangement: Your poster should have a definite sense of direction and flow. It should generally read from left to right. Learning objectives are usually top left followed by a description of the case. Far right is for references and conclusions/take home points. The middle is for pictures, diagrams, tables and other text to discuss your case and its key learning points.
- Avoid too much text: The number one issue with many posters is too much text. Keep text to the minimum and use bullets, graphics, graphs, and pictures instead. See examples below.
- Font: Use a simple sans serif font in a large size. Smallest font should be 18 point and 24-28 point font is commonly used.
- Keep it simple: Present a few main ideas well. Make sure your poster clearly makes these teaching points and avoid overcrowding. The content of the poster should be able to be absorbed in 5 minutes or less.
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