We recommend preparing the poster based on the #betterposter campaign circulating at many scientific meetings. The #betterposter campaign aims to create an easy-to-scan, and learner-centric poster that minimizes an overload of text and highlights the main findings of a study. More information about the design of the poster is available in this YouTube video


All posters should be in LANDSCAPE (horizontal) format and no larger than 91 inches wide by 45 inches high. The size of the poster board is 96”w x 48”h. Do not exceed the size of the board.

  • Recommended Poster Size: 1 per board - Landscape 90”w x 45”h or 84”w x 42”h


  • Poster Title and Abstract Number: Please include both on your poster. 
  • Contact Information: Please clearly print 1 email address on your poster for attendees to refer to should they have any questions or comments. If you do not wish to print your own email address, please list another email address for an appropriate contact person for your abstract.
  • Author Disclosures: Disclosure information will be linked from your abstract online, therefore, coauthor information does not need to be included on your printed or electronic poster.
  • Special Note on Use of Commercial Materials: Organizers are committed to minimizing commercial bias in poster presentations and handouts. Poster presentations and handouts should not contain any of the following: commercial logos, company names, brand or proprietary drug names. Only cooperative group, hospital, and non-profit company logos are permitted.
  • Quick Response (QR) Codes: Organizers support the educational use of QR codes in linking to digital copies of the poster, slides, and patient resources in adherence to the following guidelines:
    • QR codes must link to educational content relevant to the study material on which the code is placed. QR codes cannot link to websites with advertisements or for-profit company branding or logos. This includes for-profit company names in the URL.
    • QR codes may not link to copies of the audio/video presentation.
    • Posters containing a QR code must include the following disclaimer on both print and electronic versions: "Copies of this poster obtained through Quick Response (QR) Code are for personal use only and may not be reproduced without permission from the author of this poster.
    • A QR code should not link out to the full text of the abstract without prior permission.
    • For all other questions or permission authorization, please contact
    • If any of the above guidelines are violated, at the congress organizers sole discretion, the QR code will be subject to removal from the posters without notice. Additional violations may be subject to further action, at COH-ISSPP discretion.