The Basics - how big is poster board and what is the set-up like?
At the ASMS annual conference, each poster presentation is provided one poster board. The usable space on each 'poster board' is 7 feet 10 inches across (239 cm) and 3 feet 10 inches high (117 cm). Each poster board will be numbered on the upper left corner.
What is a Research Poster?
A research poster is like a short story (or haiku) of your abstract. It should summarize information or research concisely and attractively to help publicize it and generate discussion. Typically a poster is a mixture of a brief text mixed with tables, graphs, pictures, and other presentation formats. At the ASMS annual conference, each poster is assigned a day (Mon, Tues, Wed, or Thurs) and during the poster session (10:30 am - 2:30 pm) the presenting author stands by their poster and 'presents'. ASMS has devised shifts for poster presenters within the full poster session which are described on the Presenter Guidelines page.