Poster sessions are lively, engaging sessions promoting the exchange of new research findings in a visual format. More than 450 presenters discuss their findings with colleagues in two posters sessions.  These interactive sessions provide an opportunity to interact face-to-face with researchers, to ask questions, discuss findings and share information. Light refreshments, cash bar and soft drinks are provided.

Poster Session Information 

Poster presenters must register for the conference and wear their badges to be admitted to the poster session. Presenters should plan to remain by their assigned poster board for the duration of the session.

Session Times

  • Session I: Friday, March 20, 6:30 - 7:45 pm  - Salon F, Level 3
  • Session II: Saturday, March 21, 12:45 - 2:00 pm - Salon F, Level 3

Register for the Conference

  • All presenters must register for the conference by January 13, 2020. Posters cannot be displayed if the presenter is not registered.

  • We invite you to stay through Saturday, March 21 to join us for our 40th anniversary celebration. We will be honoring long-time members, 2020 member awardees during an evening of great food, toasts and music!

  • Please also book your hotel room quickly as San Antonio fills up quickly. We strongly recommend staying at the La Quinta (303 Blum San Antonio, Texas 78205) which is located directly across the street from the headquarters hotel and a 1 minute walk to the conference rooms at the Marriott Rivercenter.  ADAA special rate is $199 Single/Double and
    includes a complimentary full hot breakfast for overnight guests. Reservations Department Contact Information: Call 800-753-3757 or email. Group Name: "ADAA General Meeting Block 2020."

Preparing Effective Posters

An effective poster is self‐contained and self‐explanatory, balancing graphics and text. It is not a page‐by‐page printout of a journal paper. Posters should stimulate discussion, not give a long presentation. Therefore, keep text to a minimum, do not include the entire abstract, emphasize graphics, and make sure every item in your poster is necessary. Proofread the copy before printing.

  • Poster Size: Your poster should not exceed  4' (46 inches) high x 4' (46 inches) wide. The poster boards are 4 feet high x 8 feet wide (two presenters will share space on a 4' x 8' board). Important: Posters will be removed from the board if it does not meet these size specifications.
  • Identify the title and author(s) of your poster within a 10"-wide heading across the top of the board. Posters should be readable from a distance of at least 3 feet; so use bold type at least 1/4" high (minimum of 22 points).
  • Use a block-style font on a white, flat-finish (nonglossy) background. Keep charts, drawings, and illustrations as simple as possible. Avoid using fine lines or rules. Photographs should be processed with a matte or dull finish. Captions and labels should be brief and concise.
  • Indicate by numbers, letters, or arrows if a preferred sequence should be followed in studying your poster.
  • The poster should be self-explanatory so that you are free to supplement information and discuss particular points raised by inquiry during the poster session.
  • Your poster will also be identifiable by its poster number, which will be on the board and listed in the Online Program Guide and the Conference Mobile App.
  • When choosing a background, remember that neutral or gray colors will be easier on the eyes than a bright color. Also, color photos and color graphs look best when mounted on grey. 
  • Print out your poster before you leave for the conference. MakeSigns offers a 10 percent discount on printing.
  • Consider posting a PDF of your poster on your personal website and including its URL on your poster in a clearly visible text 

Final Preparations

  • Bring business cards. 
  • Bring copies of your abstract if you’d like to hand out copies. 
  • Consider posting a PDF of your poster on your personal website and including its URL on your poster in a clearly visible text box. 

ePoster Upload

An ePoster is an electronic version of your poster. When you have designed your poster, you can upload it to the Attendee Interactive submission portal (the portal used to submit your research poster application). This will allow others to view your poster before and after the conference, allowing your research to be exposed to a very broad audience.

At the Conference

  • Set up your poster during the allocated times:
    • Friday, March 20 between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm
    • Saturday, March 21 between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm
  • Arrive at your poster session 10 to 15 minutes before it begins.  
  • Bring business cards. 
  • Bring copies of your abstract if you’d like to hand out copies. 
  • Do not write on the poster boards or use a stapler to hang your poster. (Pushpins will be provided). Projection equipment, printers, electrical outlets, and computers are prohibited in the poster session area.
  • Remain with your poster until the session ends. Presenting authors are required to be available to discuss the content during the session. Distribute business cards and handouts for those who want additional information.
  • If you have not registered for the conference and someone hangs your poster, it will be removed prior to the beginning of the session.
  • Remove materials promptly at the end of the session. Posters remaining after the session will be discarded. 

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This program is sponsored by:
VistaGen Therapeutics