ePoster Uploads

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION – please take the time to read this

  1. In keeping with our paperless meeting, all posters will be electronic
  2. The deadline for receipt of your e-poster is noon 01st June 2022
  3. You login to your BOPSS account via the website to upload your e-poster files
  4. You must have purchased a ticket for the meeting to upload your e-poster files
  5. We are enforcing rigorous quality control at this meeting; please refer below for the technical specifications for your e-poster
  6. Saving & naming your files – Name both the PowerPoint file AND the pdf file with the same file name using the following format only – the number you have been allocated followed by your surname – e.g. 301-smith.pdf and 301-smith.pptx

 

Upload – two files

  1. ONE slide PowerPoint slide created using a 16:9 ratio (widescreen) NOT 4:3
  2. ONE pdf copy of your PowerPoint slide

Slide Master Format

  1. Orientation = landscape
  2. Use 16:9 ratio (widescreen) NOT 4:3
  3. You may include video and / or audio on loops (please see below). Please note that the pdf version will not be interactive so upload an appropriate version

 

Content

 

Font – Text should be minimum Arial or Times New Roman 10-point size for optimal viewing. Headings and titles should be between point sizes 12-16

 

Images – should be scanned at the highest possible resolution for optimal viewing

 

Video – can be included – MAXIMUM running time of 90 secs. The video MUST be embedded into the slide and be set to run on a loop (there is no user control available)

 

Multimedia and Animation – can be included (e.g. animation on a chart or graph, scrolling text) which runs automatically on a loop – (there is no user control available)

 

Internet / online content – internet or html links cannot be included

 

Audio – can be included but please make sure you make us aware that you require audio and set any audio to run automatically on a loop MAXIMUM time of 90 secs – (there is no user control available)

 

Saving & naming your files – Name both the PowerPoint file AND the pdf file with the same file name using the following format only – the number you have been allocated followed by your surname – e.g. 301-smith.pdf and 301-smith.pptx

 

Good practice for producing an electronic poster:

  1. The poster should one slide (landscape orientation)
  2. Each section should be brief and to the point
  3. For case series, studies and audits the sections should follow: introduction, methods, results, discussion, significance / conclusion
  4. For interesting case reports, sections should follow: history, clinical findings, management, result/outcome, conclusion
  5. Adopt the motto of Mies van der Rohe: “Less is more”
  6. No more than 6 bullet points per section
  7. Avoid wrapping the text, use of paragraphs – this isn’t an essay
  8. A lot of text on your poster detracts from your message
  9. Text: avoid all upper case even in titles
  10. Text should contrast with background i.e. white, bright yellow text if using a dark background or black text (not blue) if using white / pale background
  11. Background should be plain – avoid borders etc
  12. Images should be scanned at highest resolution possible
  13. Use charts and graphs (very poster friendly) but remember to use large text size on legends / lables
  14. References – in readable text otherwise don’t include

Failure to upload your e-poster files by noon on 01st June 2022 will mean that your e-poster will NOT be included on the screens at the meeting. We are providing a viewing station that has a programmed menu and our technicians require ample time to set this. Once you have submitted your e-poster by the deadline it cannot be changed.