Please provide the following information by COB Monday 31 October 2016.

1. An electronic copy of your PowerPoint Presentation: Widescreen - 16:9. (Please inform Alignment Event Solutions should you be using an alternative platform to PowerPoint)

2. If playing a YouTube video; please provide the link and also include the link on a blank side in your PowerPoint presentation.

All information is to be provided to: P: (02) 4267 2225

An updated version of your PowerPoint can be provided on the day of the congress if any last minute adjustments need to be made.


Please bring with you: A USB stick with a copy of your presentation and a copy of all video and audio files separately so they can be re-linked if required.

On first arrival: Come say hi at the registration desk on level five at the Twin Towns Clubs & Resort to collect your program and name tag. We'll tell you where you're presenting and also introduce you to the AV team who'll make sure your presentation has been loaded correctly.

When presenting: Make sure you are at the room at least 15 minutes prior to your session commencing, 30 minutes if you haven't already uploaded your presentation.


SIZE: Posters should be directly printed onto an ‘A0’ PORTRAIT SHEET - 841mm wide x 1189mm high. Posters larger than this will exceed the display board size.(Note: consider preparing the poster initially in an A4 format and then get a commercial copy centre to copy and resize to an A0 size)

TITLE: Main poster title should be in 48pt

OTHER TEXT: Text in the body of the poster should be 22-26pt

CONTENT: Use these tips to help develop a great poster. The poster should:

  • Be a visual representation of your submitted abstract
  • Be self-explanatory in the event you are not there to explain the content
  • Include an introduction, body and a list of conclusions.
  • Make the flow of information explicit and easy for the eye to follow eg. organise the poster in columns running down the poster rather than in rows.
  • Use numbering and bulleting to highlight important points.
  • Use short sentences
  • Not be loaded with large amounts of data, methodology or reference lists.
  • Have short titles for each illustration.

POSTER COMPETITION: Each year the Congress Organising Committee acknowledges outstanding posters with 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes. Judges use the criteria outlined above and the poster’s significance to improving health in rural communities.

Some poster authors prepare articles or handouts to give interested delegates. Alternatively have a sheet for people to submit their names and email address to send them a copy when they return home. You may also wish to provide your contact details, so those interested can follow up any queries they have at a later date.

DISPLAYING POSTERS: Posters will be displayed for the duration of the Congress. When registering at the registration table you will be given a number for your poster. Please locate the corresponding number on the poster boards and affix your poster to it. Please bring your own double sided Velcro to attach posters to the poster board. Should you require assistance please see a staff member at the Congress registration desk.  

POSTER REMOVAL: All posters must be taken down by 1.00pm on Day 3 of the Congress.


  • On arrival, please check-in at the registration desk located at the Twin Towns Clubs & Resort (level five in the foyer) to receive your allocated poster number
  • Posters will be on display from Wednesday 9 November until Friday 11 November 2016 for the duration of the 2016 NSW Rural Health & Research Congress at the Twin Towns Clubs & Resort, located on level five near the catering and exhibition area
  • Presenters are requested to be next to their poster during Afternoon Tea on Thursday 10 November 2016 for delegates to ask any questions in relation to the abstract being presented

Require further assistance? If you would like assistance in preparing your poster, please contact Craig Hart on or (02) 63 698581 for assistance.