Annual Meeting

Poster Platform Presentation Guidelines

Below you will find information that will help you prepare for your participation in the technical program at this year’s Annual Meeting. We are glad to have you with us and hope the experience is a good one.

CHANGE IN SPEAKER OR CANCELLATION: As a courtesy to the audience, please let us know as soon as possible if there is a change in your presentation. If there is some last-minute difficulty, please arrange for someone else to present your poster rather than canceling it.

All persons attending the Annual Meeting are required to pay the appropriate registration fee as indicated on the registration form. ALL PRESENTORS MUST REGISTER FOR THE MEETING TO ENSURE PUBLICATION OF ABSTRACT IN FINAL PROGRAM.

For changes to speaker or program prior to the meeting, please call the SRA Secretariat at 703-790-1745 or email:


  1. Each session will begin with a short (3-5 minute maximum) oral presentation by each speaker giving highlights of his/her presentation. You may make a short powerpoint presentation. Following these oral presentations, the presenters will stand by his/her poster for the remainder of the 90-minute session for one-on-one interaction with the audience. A discussion/summary (at the session chair’s discretion) will close the session.
  2. Each presenter will be assigned a 4′ high x 8′ wide poster board. Boards may be an inch smaller in either direction due to a border.
  3. All lettering should be legible from 5 feet away. The minimum type size should be no less than 18 points and the style should be bold or semibold in simple, clean-looking type. Text material can be typed at about 12 points, then enlarged on a copying machine to as large as 24 points without significant loss of clarity.
  4. Each author is responsible for assembly and removal of his/her poster. Posters will be set up during the 1/2-hour break before the session begins and will be removed immediately following the session.
  5. Presenters should bring their materials for attaching illustrations to the poster boards (tacks/pins). Please do not use tape. Please remove your poster at the end of your session. Materials left after the removal deadlines will be taken down and stored as carefully as possible. However, SRA accepts no responsibility for material that may be lost or damaged. Please remove your materials on schedule as a favor to yourself and to those who use the board after you.
  6. You are welcome to display your poster again Monday night in the poster session which will take place from 6-8pm. Please let Jennifer Rosenberg ( know if you need a board for Monday night. You will need to remove your poster at the end of this session.

We thank you for presenting your work at the SRA Annual Meeting and look forward to seeing you in Texas in December.