This post courtesy of Anne Taylor-Vaisey:
In case you are in the process of preparing a poster presentation (interjects Sue, or would like to be able to give good advice to your poster presenters)... Here is a useful article from the October issue of Respiratory Care. Free full text is available.
Shelledy DC. How to make an effective poster. Respir Care 2004; 49(10):1213-1216.
Abstract: Poster presentations given at scientific meetings are widely used in medicine, nursing, and allied health professions to communicate research findings. A good poster presentation can be an effective way to share the results of your research with your peers, in a collegial and non-threatening atmosphere. Feedback received during a poster session can be invaluable in refining your research and pre! paring for publication in a peer reviewed journal. A typical poster presentation follows the same format as a scientific paper. Poster sections include a title banner, the abstract, introduction, method, results, discussion, conclusions, and tables and figures. Technical details of poster production include decisions on what materials and methods to use to print and display your poster, font size, whether to use a professional graphics department for production, and cost. Presentation of your research at a professional meeting can be a rewarding experience, and is a useful step toward publishing your research in a respected science journal.
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