Poster Presentation Guidelines

Poster Guidelines

Each poster is limited in size to A0 (1189mm high x 841mm wide) and portrait orientation is required. Larger posters cannot be accommodated.

Poster boards will be Velcro compatible.

Your poster should be self-explanatory, so that you are free to supplement and discuss particular points raised by viewers. Remember that your material/illustrations will be viewed from distances of one metre or more. Lettering should be as large as possible and preferably in bold type. See below for poster preparation tips.


All presenting authors (oral and poster) must register and pay to attend the Meeting by 16 February 2024. Registrations are open and earlybird prices close on 15 January 2024.

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Please note that acceptance of your abstract is taken as confirmation of your agreement to have your abstract published in the Meeting Proceedings and/or Meeting app.

Student Registration: Students must submit a letter from their supervisor defining their student status and include a copy of their current student card when registering for the Meeting. On registration, students will be asked to email this documentation to

Poster Wine and Cheese

A Joint TSANZ / ANZSRS* Poster Wine and Cheese session will be held from 4:00pm-5:30pm on Sunday 24 March in the Exhibition Hall. 
*The ANZSRS Poster session will commence 30 minutes early, from 3:30pm.

All poster presenters are expected to stand by their poster during the Poster Wine and Cheese session. Further details and any specific timings for individual question time (if required) will be provided closer to the Meeting.

ANZSRS Poster setup and removal (Saturday 23 - Monday 25 March)

  • Please hang your poster during morning tea on Saturday 23 March 
  • Please removed your poster by the end of morning tea on Monday 25 March

TSANZ Poster setup and removal (Saturday 23 March to Tuesday 26 March)

  • Please hang your poster during lunch on Saturday 23 March
  • Please remove your poster by the end of afternoon tea on Tuesday 26 March

All TSANZ posters are considered for the Best Poster Award. One poster from each SIG will be nominated for the award and moved to the Best Poster judging area after morning tea on Monday until Tuesday afternoon. 


Preparation Tips

Simplicity is key:
- brief captions
- tables that are few in number but clear
- succinct text

INITIAL SKETCH. Focus your attention on a few key points. Try various styles of data presentation to achieve clarity and simplicity. Does the use of colour help? What needs to be expressed in words?

ROUGH LAYOUT. Enlarge your best initial sketch, keeping the dimensions in proportion to the final poster. Ideally, the rough layout should be full size. Draw rough graphs and tables. This will give you an idea of proportions and balance. 

FINAL LAYOUT. The artwork is complete. The text and tables are typed but not necessarily enlarged to full size. Now ask - "Is the message clear? Do the important points stand out? Is there a balance between words and illustrations? Is the pathway through the poster clear?"

BALANCE. The figures and tables ought to cover slightly more than 50% of the poster area. If you have only a few illustrations, make them large. Do not omit text, but keep it brief. The poster should be understandable without oral explanation.

TYPOGRAPHY. Avoid abbreviations, acronyms and jargon. Use a consistent type-style throughout. Use large type, for example HELVETICA. A 22mm x 30mm sheet photo statically enlarged 50% makes text readable from 1.5 metres.

MOVEMENT. The movement (pathway) of the eye over the poster ought to be natural (down columns and along rows). Size attracts attention. Arrows, hands, numbers and symbols can clarify sequence.

SIMPLICITY. Do not overload the poster. More material may mean less communication. Ask yourself, what do I want the viewer to remember?

Key Dates

Call for abstracts

Early bird registration

22 - 26 March 2024