23rd Annual International Meeting

San Francisco, November 14-17, 2018




Congratulations!  Your abstract has been accepted for Poster Presentation at the ABM Meeting. The following guidelines will help make your poster serve your communication needs to the fullest.

 Poster presentations

1.  Enhance exchange of ideas with those who are interested in the work

2.  Allow presenters to meet peers in an informal setting

3. Provide a permanent record of the work that can be shared at home departments, other meetings, etc. 


The size of the space provided for your poster is:


4’(H) x 6’(W)  (122 x 182 cm)


  • Decide whether you will use the single sheet style or the individual panel style.
  • Keep text to a minimum. To do this, edit your material down to essential words.  Use tables, lists, figures and diagrams whenever possible.
  • The objective is to show your data so that it can be comfortably and easily read from 4 feet (1.25m) away. Do not make the poster cluttered.
  • Put the materials in the structure of the abstract:  introduction, methods or case report, results, conclusions.
  • If posters are drawn by hand. Please make size of the lettering large (see below). 
  • Bibliography is optional. If unusual, you may wish to print a few copies to give out to those with special interest.


Use a font that has no serifs (e.g. Helvetica) throughout as they are more easily read.

The size of print is in “points.”  There are 72 points/inch.



  • All printing in bold
  • All lines centered, and title placed at the top of the board. It may extend the full 4 feet of width.

Title:                ³ 60 point (72 point is best -one inch tall), upper case.

Authors:         48 point (» 3/4 inch).

Institution:     36 point (» 1/2 inch).



Abstract:         Place a copy of the abstract in the upper left or lower right corner.

Headings:      36 point bold. May be upper case and italics may help.

Text:                18 to 24 pt.  Be brief, use bullet points rather than full sentences. Organize thoughts and data   so it can be made tabular if possible.



At least 5 x 7 in. All figures and pictures should have titles, captions, labels, or legends. If more than one, they should be numbered.



Cut out the materials with a 1-inch margin. The impact of the poster will be highlighted, if the material is attached to poster boards so that a margin of 1 inch surrounds the white paper. The use of different colors of poster board to highlight different parts of the information is optional but effective.