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16 - 21 February 2019
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Poster Presentation Guidelines

Two poster sessions are scheduled. Poster authors will be in attendance during their Poster Reception to answer questions. Come view the posters, enjoy light refreshments, ask questions, and network with colleagues in your field.

Creating Your Poster Presentation

Poster Sessions

Poster Awards


Congratulations on being accepted as a poster presenter! The poster session maximizes your opportunity to interact with meeting participants. Please read the following guidelines and information before you begin to create your poster presentation. Give considerable thought to the design and presentation of your poster to make sure that it stands out as an attractive and informative presentation. You want to be certain that the 'reader' of the poster comes away with a clear understanding of your research.

Display Area

  • 45 inches x 45 inches (114 cm x 114 cm). Push pins will be provided to hang your poster.


  • Download poster template (3 size options): 36 x 44 inches, 40 x 44 inches, 44 x 44 inches - NEW (optional)
  • Poster presentations are hard-copy (paper/poster) format only.
  • Posters must fit within the designated display area. 
  • The most successful and attractive posters are graphically produced posters that highlight and summarize the main points, with the poster presenter filling in the details.
  • The entire poster layout should be readable from six to ten feet away.
  • The least effective poster format is a photocopy of the manuscript.

Your poster presentation should include:

  • The paper title and all authors at the top of the poster
  • A brief introduction, goals, experimental detail, conclusions, and references (make sure this information is presented in a logical and clear sequence)
  • Explanations for graphs, pictures, and tables.

Font Sizes (minimum recommendations)

  • Title: 36 point type
  • List of authors: 25 point type
  • Double-spaced text: 15 point type
  • The entire poster layout should be readable from six to ten feet away
  • Be careful in your use of colors, some people are red-green color blind and some colors do not stand out in contrast to others.

QR Codes (optional)

  • Adding a QR code to your poster allows you to add a 3D barcode readable by smartphones
  • The barcode can be designed to link the person viewing your poster to a related video, your website, or your contact information
  • Please use the following link to assist you with best practices and where you can begin:

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Sunday/Monday Poster Session
Includes poster presentations from the conferences on Physics of Medical Imaging; Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling; Imaging Informatics for Healthcare, Research, and Applications; and Ultrasonic Imaging and Tomography.

AUTHOR SET-UP TIME: Sunday after 12:00 pm (noon)
Posters must be set up by 3:30 pm Monday, and should remain on display until the end of the Poster Reception on Monday. 

POSTER RECEPTION: Monday from 5:30 to 7:00 pm

Tuesday/Wednesday Poster Session
Includes poster presentations from the conferences on Image Processing; Computer-Aided Diagnosis; Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment; Biomedical Applications in Molecular, Structural, and Functional Imaging; and Digital Pathology. 

AUTHOR SET-UP TIME: Tuesday after 9:30 am
Posters must be set up by 3:30 pm Wednesday, and should remain on display until the end of the Poster Reception on Wednesday.

POSTER RECEPTION: Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:00 pm

1) Display your poster during both days of your poster session.
2) Attend the Poster Reception to answer questions.
3) Remove your poster at the end of your poster reception. SPIE assumes no responsibility for posters left on the poster boards at the conclusion of each poster reception; unclaimed posters will be considered unwanted and DISCARDED.

Poster Viewing Times: Posters may be viewed after set-up until 9:00 pm on Sunday and Tuesday. The poster area will be closed one hour prior to the poster receptions to prepare the food service.

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Each conference will recognize one selected poster presentation at the Cum Laude level and one selected poster at the Honorable Mention level for the quality of work presented and for the presentation itself.

Award recognition will occur in the conference meeting rooms and personalized certificates will be distributed. During the receptions, award ribbons will indicate the winning posters.

Basis for selection:

  • Work should be of a standard of excellence as judged by the quality and quantity of results presented. It should include results that are both significant and new to the field of study. Conclusions should be well supported by the results, and relevant references should be cited.
  • Presentation should be well organized, clear, and concise. It should be self-contained, giving adequate background, concise results, and relevant references. Graphic design will be considered only to the extent that it contributes to the clarity of presentation.
  • A conference may give preference to first authors who are students or who are within five years of their terminal degrees.
  • Posters not displayed at the suggested set-up times may not be considered for a poster award. Most Award Committees view posters the day before, or the morning of the Poster Session. If you do not have your poster displayed during these hours, it may not be considered for the poster award.

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Important Dates

Author Notification
15 October 2018

Manuscripts Due
23 January 2019

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