Outcome notifications for abstracts will be sent out at the end of May/ beginning of June, after the programme meeting.
Accepted poster presenters will have assigned times at which they will have to present and discuss the poster with other attendees of the poster session. We recommend that you are by your poster to answer questions etc. during that specific poster session time. Please see the programme for full details nearer to the time of the congress. When you receive your abstract notification, you will be informed if your poster will need to be in printed traditional poster or uploaded in E-Poster format.
Poster set up and removal
Posters are requested to be set up on 30th September 14:00-17:00 or 1st October 2020 prior to the first morning tea/coffee break. A team of volunteers will be available to help you set up your poster in the correct location. Your poster number and location will be available in the congress programme book, but a list will also be available when you arrive on site. Presenters are responsible for setting up and removing their poster. Posters should be removed by no later than 12:00 on Sunday 4th October 2020. The WMS Congress Secretariat will not be responsible for loss of the poster after removal time.
The congress has no facility or arrangement for poster printing. Attendees will need to make their own arrangements.
Presenters should include their email address and photo on the poster so that interested people can reach them during the congress (either embedded or separately attached).
Posters should be made in portrait orientation, maximum A0 size (841mm wide x 1189mm high). If your poster does not match these dimensions, we cannot guarantee that it will fit the poster boards. You will find pieces of Velcro on the poster boards.
Please can each poster presenter also prepare 3-5 PowerPoint slides (including introduction, main findings, main messages, acknowledgement) in case the poster is selected for a flash poster presentation during the Sunday morning’s poster highlights session. Presenters will be informed by the WMS Committee via email the evening beforehand. The presenter must present data as indicated on the poster if selected for a flash poster presentation. The presentation will be 5 minutes plus 2 minutes Q&A.
Poster presenters who are eligible for the early career presenter and/or first-time presenter awards will obtain the necessary marks for their posters at the registration desk or they may already be on the poster board on arrival. Applicants should be in training and not yet in a definite established position. The maximum age for applicants is 40 years old, indicated during abstract submission.