Poster Guidelines

Less is more. Be clear and concise with the poster design and content. Each poster is allotted (4) PowerPoint slides to present their findings. Each Poster Session concludes with a live, moderated Q&A.  Due to the virtual nature of the conference we are only accepting Electronic Posters (E-Posters) in video format.

Upload your poster(s) via DropBox or no later than Thursday, April 8.

Your poster should be a clear visual presentation of your submitted abstract  

Tittle of the Poster 

  • Keep the title of the poster same as in the submitted abstract. Slight modification which does not change the idea of the abstract is also allowed. 

Poster size and format 

  • Poster must be submitted in three (3)-minute video format
  • Make your poster in PowerPoint (Landscape or Portrait)
  • Limit of 4 PPT slides 

Your Information 

  • The top of the Poster should display: Title of your Paper, Name(s) of the Author(s) and Affiliation(s). 


  • Use both UPPER and lower case letters for general content, as all-capital text is difficult to read. 14 Times New Roman font style for the content of the poster. 
  • Make sure there is enough contrast between the color of the text and the poster’s background. 

Content of the Poster 

  • Make sure that the specific sections (such as the background, methods, results, and conclusions) are easy to locate in the poster. 
  • Try to keep the text easy to read and concise. The poster should have a clear message, a logical layout and be easy to comprehend. 
  • Avoid the use of full sentences and rather use short text in bullet point format. 
  • Don't use watermarks - they detract from the readability of your poster.


  • Illustrations are the most important part of the poster and will attract the most attention. Colorful charts and graphs are the easiest to read. Explanatory illustrations should be used instead of text whenever possible. 
  • Use only static images and do not embed any videos or animation in your poster. 
  • Try to use the space on your poster as creatively as you can to attract the audience. 

Poster Video Creation

All Posters are to be created with PowerPoint with a maximum of (4) slides. You must pre-record a three (3)-minute discussion of their PowerPoint slides.  Follow these instructions on How to Make a PowerPoint into a Video and PowerPoint tips

Online Resources

Looking for a template? Consider one of these companies that assist in creating your Poster:


Poster Submission

Upload your poster(s) via DropBox or no later than Thursday, April 8.

Poster Presentation & Attendance Requirement 

The 2021 Midwest Clinical and Translational Research Meeting will be presented using the Zoom web conferencing platform.  If needed, create an account and download the Zoom client.

You are required to attend your entire session and be available for the live Q&A.