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26 & 27 AUGUST 2020 (afternoons)


Planning for the Annual Academic Day 2020 has progressed well and we are on track to deliver the first ever virtual AAD this year. 

We received just over 200 abstracts for posters which will be available for viewing on the day in the 7 traditional tracks (we are very excited about the interest in still submitting research to a virtual platform). 

Herewith some tips on preparing effective posters. 

Tips for preparing effective posters: 

The poster should be eye-catching, attractive and not cluttered with unnecessary information. It should communicate the key messages well. Color and different type styles should be used judiciously in order not to detract from the content.

  • Content: The poster should have a logical sequence and be understandable by non-experts in the field, with any abbreviations initially explained. 
  • Title: The title should be clear enough 
  • Text: The text should be laid out attractively, using a range of font sizes. Consider using bullet points as appropriate. Graphical representation is preferable to large amounts of text. 
  • ​Figures and photographs: Should be of good quality. Figures and tables should have legends that give adequate explanation.

Participants will be able to view all posters on the virtual platform from 19 August 2020 and will have the opportunity to ask questions on the virtual platform as well as making direct contact via email with the poster presenter. ​