Welcome to colleagues presenting posters at Congress 2014.

The following information outlines the requirements and schedule for all Poster Presentations during Congress.

Venue :

Exhibition Hall B at Pacifico Yokohama (Congress venue)

Schedule :

  Set up Presentation
Poster No.(ODD)
Poster No.(EVEN)
18th June (Wed.) 8:00 - 9:00 10:00 - 11:00 14:30 - 15:30 18:00 - 18:30
19th June (Thu.) 8:00 - 9:00 9:30 - 10:30 14:00 - 15:00 18:00 - 18:30
20th June (Fri.) 8:00 - 9:00 10:00 - 11:00 14:30 - 15:30 18:00 - 18:30
21st June (Sat.) 8:00 - 9:00 10:00 - 11:00 14:30 - 15:30 17:30 - 18:00

Poster Presentations :

Poster Presentations are a free discussion style. Each presenter(s) need(s) to stand by their poster(s) 10minutes prior to the allocated discussion time. Please remain near the poster until the designated time is over. Since there no chairperson or host except for Guided Poster* sessions, participants will be free to view the posters and to discuss with presenters during the allocated time. Although formal translation will not be available, some volunteer translators will help the presenters. Please simply ask them if necessary.

[*Please note that the Congress Committee may develop special poster programmes such as Guided Posters and further information will be provided closer to Congress.]

Preparation of your Poster :

The poster should be a visual presentation of your submitted abstract. The poster should look visually appealing, easy to read and contain key information about your project or research.

Posters should meet the following criteria :

  • Poster size
    A0 (A zero) portrait format, (H1189mm x W841mm)
  • Poster panel size
    (H2100mm x W900mm) *see right image

* Poster numbers will be provided by the Congress Secretariat.

* You may include Title, Name and Affiliation in your poster, instead of preparing a separate sheet for Title, Name and Affiliation.

  • A limited number of suitable pins will be provided, free of charge.
  • Poster(s) is/are should be prepared in English or Japanese language.
    • Japanese language posters – a brief summary in English, A4 size should be displayed on the poster panel.


  • The title should be the same as in the submitted abstract.
  • 20-24 mm or 100 point maximum.
  • Upper and Lower Case.
  • At the top of the poster include the title of the presentation, the name of the authors and the institution where the work was completed.


  • 48 point is suggested - 60 point maximum.
  • Title Case Headings such as “Introduction”, “Methods”, “Results”, “Discussions” and “Conclusions” are useful.


  • The poster should be easily readable at a distance of two metres. Use UPPER and lower case for general content as the use of all-capital text is difficult to read. Avoid using a mixture of type/font styles. 24-28 point 32 maximum.
  • Single spaced Upper and Lower Case.
  • The text should be brief throughout.
  • Any description of methods should be simple and concise.


  • The message that your poster contains should be clear and understandable without the requirement of oral explanation. Methods should be presented simply and concisely.
  • Do not crowd your poster with text – include photos, graphs, text and white space.
  • Handouts can be very useful, however, please note that these cannot be placed on the floor for safety reasons.. If you wish to supply handouts you must provide a holder that can be attached to your board.
  • After the title, the two most important panels are the Introduction and the Conclusion. On the basis of these two panels, a reader will decide whether to consider the poster details and perhaps talk to the presenter. These panels need to be very simple, concise and visually attractive.
  • Results should be presented graphically if possible. Avoid large tables of data. Results should be in line with those originally submitted in your abstract.
  • Use pictures, symbols and colour. Figure legends are essential and should be short but informative. Each graph should have a short heading. For visual effect, we recommend that graphs be no smaller than 12cm x 18cm.
  • A matte finish on photographs gives better visibility. Photographs should be no smaller than 12cm x 18cm.
  • Use the space to attract your audience for discussion, not to present complex details of methods and results.


Posters must be removed immediately after sessions at the end of each day. The organisers take no responsibility for any posters that remain up after this time.

Important! Please ensure that posters are removed by the specified time as posters not
removed by the end of the teardown time will not be retained.

Submission of Presentation Materials
*To be Uploaded Soon


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