The Thursday reception and poster session are scheduled from 4:30 6:30 pm at the Top of the Mark restaurant in the conference hotel. Please start setting up your posters at 4:00 pm. Our conference administrative staff will be available to assist you with easels, push pins, etc.

You will need to take your posters down at 6:30, as the restaurant will open back up to the public at that time. Once you take your posters down, we ask that you assist us by taking your easels to the Taylor Room, located on the ground floor of the hotel.

Poster Presentation Instruction & Information

All student posters will be displayed during the PEER poster session   reception on the evening of Thursday October 15 at the Top of the Mark Sky Lounge.

Poster presenters should bring their own pre-printed poster to the meeting. The posters will be displayed on tri-pods with foam-core boards upon which presenters can paste or pin their posters. Pushpins, tape and glue sticks will be available at the meeting. The foam core board backing will be 30" wide X 40" tall (75 cm X 100 cm) so posters should not exceed these dimensions. Using those dimensions as a guideline, posters should be organized as follows:

  • – Include all of the following information on the poster header:
    • – Project Title
    • – PEER program for which research was completed.
    • – Names and affiliations of all project principal investigators
    • – Names and affiliation of all student investigators
    • – Names of additional funding agencies as appropriate
    • – Laboratory name, university where the research was conducted
  • – PEER Footer:
    • – Insert the 30" x 4" footer into the bottom of your poster (as shown in the poster template)
    • Download poster template (PowerPoint file - 280 KB)
  • – Posters can be printed in color, but it is not required. However, all posters must be two-dimensional, with no "pop-outs", three-dimensional elements, or electronic construction.
  • – Use only one side of the poster and do not extend any portion of the design or display beyond the 30" x 40" board.
  • – Please do not frame or set in glass or plastic.
  • – The main body of the poster should include at least an Introduction and Conclusions. Possible sections between the Introduction and Conclusions include Background, Methods, Results, etc.
  • – Graphics are always preferred to lengthy text. On the other hand, some brief text, readable from a distance, can be useful to describe the graphics.

For some ideas on poster design and layout, visit: