Poster Specifications

Poster Board Size (structure that posters will affix to):

  • W 231.1cm (91 inches) x  H 114.3cm (45 inches)

Printed Poster Size (please design/print your poster to):

  • NOT TO EXCEED W 215.9cm (85 inches)  x  H 99.1cm (39 inches)

Materials should be mounted on thin poster paper or lightweight cardboard. (Do not use heavy cardboard, which may be difficult to keep in position on the poster board). You may want to group logically consistent sections or columns of the poster on backgrounds of the same color. Posters will be affixed with Velcro (fastening tape that adheres to the carpet-like fabric of the poster boards), which will be provided on site.


Prepare a label for the top of your poster noting the title, authors, affiliations, and assigned poster number (examples: PW 204 or PF 093). Lettering should be at least one inch (2.54 cm) high. Arrange materials in columns rather than rows. It is easier for viewers to scan a poster by moving systematically along it rather than by jumping back and forth. You should place an introduction at the upper left and a conclusion at the lower right, both in large typescript. Posters must also include your COI statement.

Information for Poster Presentations

Poster Presentation Schedule

Each poster will display for one full day to allow Congress delegates sufficient time for viewing.

Posters will be displayed Tuesday, 20 September through Friday, 23 September from 09:00 to 18:00, and there will be a dedicated poster discussion period each day.

IASP requires that authors be present:

  • From 9:30 am to 10:30 am for odd-numbered posters.
  • From 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm for even-numbered posters.
    • Friday 23 September, 2022 from 12:15 to 1:15 for even posters.

Poster presenters will be allowed into the Exhibition Hall/Poster Area at 08:00 on the day of their assigned poster session to arrange the poster on the poster board.

After picking up your badge on-site, be sure to also pick up a Poster Presenter ribbon; this ribbon will allow you to access the poster hall before it opens for the day so you can set up.

Authors must remove their posters by 18:00. Please note that the exhibition hall closes at 18:00, and you may not enter after that time.

Poster Discussion Period

No conflicting sessions are scheduled during the poster discussion period. The poster presenter and/or a co-author must be present at his or her poster for the entire assigned poster discussion period.

Poster Design

Posters should be self-explanatory so that presenters are free to supplement and discuss particular points that viewers raise. The poster must cover the same material as reported in the abstract.

The poster session offers an intimate forum for informal discussions, but this becomes difficult if you are obliged to devote most of your time to merely explaining your poster to a succession of visitors.

You may find it useful to have on hand printed copies of your poster, a tablet of sketch paper, and suitable drawing materials. (Projection equipment, video monitors, and electrical outlets will not be provided in the poster session area.)


Keep in mind that illustrations will be viewed from a distance.

You should indicate the sequence of illustrations with numbers or letters at least one inch (2.54 cm) high, preferably in bold lettering.

Each figure or table should have a heading of one or two lines in large type stating its essential message. Provide detailed information in a legend in smaller type below, describing the content of the figures as well as the conclusions.

Keep details of methodology brief and place them at the end of the legend.

Charts, drawings, and illustrations may be similar to those used in slides, only simpler (without unnecessary details) and more heavily drawn. Please depict everything as clearly as possible.

Poster Printing

IASP recommends the following vendors to professionally print your poster:

Printing House Limited™, The
1403 Bathurst St
Toronto, ON M5R 3H8
Phone: (416) 538-5007
Contact: Brian Matthews
Big Imaging
5757 Kennedy Road, Unit 3
Mississauga, ON L4Z 0C5
Phone: (905) 502-8126
Contact: John Spear
Boss Promotions
123 Sunrise Avenue
Toronto, ON M4A 2V9
Phone: (416) 422-4682; (866) 353-0377

Club Ink
301 Danforth Road, Unit 1
Toronto, ON M1L 3X2
Contact: Joe Scout
Phone: (416) 694-1996
The Marketing Equipment Company
28 Wedgeport Court, Nobleton
Nobleton, ON L7B 0A4
Contact: Joe Guagliani
Phone: (905) 558-0884