European Cancer Organisation

Poster Guidelines



Poster Presenter Guidelines

Poster Session

All posters will be on display in the dedicated Poster Area

Posters will be on display for one day only. Please make sure you know the date of your poster presentation as communicated in the acceptance email sent on 19 June 2018.

The poster session and poster board number for your abstract has been indicated in the acceptance email.

Materials to fix the poster to the poster boards will be available onsite.

On the day of your poster presentation only, the poster should be mounted and removed as per the below schedule:

Wednesday 10 October:
mounted between 08:00 - 09:00 and removed between 19:30 - 20:00

Thursday 11 October:
mounted between 08:00 - 09:00 and removed between 18:00 - 18:30

Presenting authors are kindly requested to be present near their poster during coffee and lunch breaks should any questions be asked by participants or committee members who will be selecting the best poster presentation.


The poster should show:

  • full title of your submitted abstract;
  • text should be brief and well-organised, presenting only enough data to support your conclusions;
  • text should make clear the significance of your research;
  • text should include your hypothesis, methods, results, and conclusions.


  • The poster must be portrait orientation. The size of the poster should not exceed 197 cm in height and 97 cm in width.
  • A clear, simple, uncluttered arrangement is the most attractive and the easiest to read.
  • The title should be approximately 3in (7cm) high, with authors' names and affiliations in somewhat smaller print.
  • All text should be legible from a distance of approximately 5ft.  Type size should be at least 24 point, in bold style. The typeface chosen should be a simple and clear one (e.g., Helvetica or Arial).
  • Color should be used sparingly, to provide contrast. The featured parts of the poster can be highlighted with warm colors, and the less important parts can be done in cool colors. Some suggestions for color combinations are as follows: Green on white, red on white, black on white, blue on white, white on blue, and white on black.
  • Illustrations should be simple and eye-catching, with unnecessary detail left out. If possible, convert tables to graphic displays. Pie graphs can be used to show parts of a whole, line graphs can be used to show trends or changing relationships, and bar graphs can be used to show volumes.
  • Photos should be enlarged enough to show relevant details.
  • Standard computer printouts do not work well on posters because the type size is too small and the lines are too thin to be seen from a distance.
  • Patient confidentiality must be protected. No names may appear in illustrations
  • It is optional to include QR codes on the poster
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