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SLAS2018 Poster Presentation Guidelines

Presenting a poster at SLAS2018 is an effective way for participants to communicate their research to their colleagues and is often the "presentation method of choice" for many scientists.

To be considered for a poster presentation, you must first submit an abstract for consideration by the SLAS2018 Program Committee. Space is limited so; submit your poster abstract today by clicking the box to the right.


Deadlines for Submission:

Tony B. Academic Travel Award Poster Submissions Due:   
Monday, September 25, 2017
Poster Abstract Submissions Due:   

Monday, October 30, 2017
(Deadline for inclusion in Student Poster Competition)

Monday, January 22, 2018
(Final Poster Abstract Submission Deadline)

Poster Abstract Decisions Communicated:   
Beginning October 23, 2017
**Reference your submission confirmation for precise communication schedule


Please note that a schedule of poster presentations will be available via the SLAS Event Scheduler in late-November, 2017.

Poster Presentation Guidelines:

Poster Presentations Sessions are scheduled for Monday, February 5th, Tuesday, February 6th, and Wednesday, February 7th in the SLAS2018 Exhibition Hall at the times shown below. Posters may be displayed for the duration of exhibition hours on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Poster presenters will be assigned a poster presentation number and presentation date upon acceptance of their submitted abstract.

Presenters must be present for the duration of their scheduled poster presentation session to "present" their poster content. However, SLAS encourages poster presenters to display their posters for the duration of exhibit hall hours on all three exhibition dates.

Poster Set-Up:

Any time after 10:00 am (on Monday, February 5th)

Poster Presentation:

Monday, February 5th:

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Tuesday, February 6th:

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Wednesday, February 7th:

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Poster Tear-Down:

Any time after 3:00 p.m. (on Wednesday, February 7th)
*Note the Exhibition closes at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 7th

Attendance Requirements for Poster Presenters:

  • All presenters must be registered as full-conference attendees in order to present at SLAS2018. If the primary author is not available during the scheduled presentation time, a co-author may present the poster instead.
  • It is REQUIRED that a presenter be stationed at the poster for the duration of the poster presentation session (on the assigned date of presentation).

Poster Board Guidelines:

Poster Dimensions:

Poster size may not exceed 3 feet 7 inches [109 cm] across and 3 feet, 6 inches [107 cm] high.

Each board will be numbered on the upper left corner. Be sure you place your presentation on the board number for which you have been assigned. If you do not know your poster assignment number, please refer to the Conference Final Program. Note that you will be sharing a poster board with another presenter; there will be two posters displayed per board.

Posters not printed according to the specifications above will be removed and discarded.

Pushpins will be available to mount your poster. Handouts are encouraged as is a mechanism (envelope) for collecting contact information of participants wishing to receive more information on your poster. Envelopes will NOT be available and you may not encroach on your boardmate's space with your supplemental materials.

NOTE: There will NOT be a table underneath the poster board.

Scientific posters should be prepared in accordance with ACS Style Guidelines

Poster Board Design:
  • Title Banner: Lettering should be at least 3/4 [1.9 cm] to 1 inch [2.5 cm] high (72 pt. bold). The banner should include the author(s) and affiliation(s).
  • Font: Use a sans serif font such as arial or helvetica in a minimum size of 24 pt. (1/4 inch high). Text, figures and photographs should be readable from a distance of 4 feet.
  • Bullets and Numbering: Be simple and direct in your poster presentation. Use short phrases and "bulleted" text throughout the poster. Avoid long narrative paragraphs.
Poster Board Layout:

Arrange the poster for logical flow top left to lower right. The panels may be numbered in the order they should be viewed or you may use chart pak colored tape to guide the viewer.

Poster Board Content:

The poster should include the following elements:

  • Overview: A succinct summary of the purpose, methods, and results. Use phrases rather than sentences in a simple outline format.
  • Introduction: A concise statement of the objective and background of the work.
  • Methods: Describe the apparatus, chemistry, samples, and materials used in detail.
  • Results: Use graphs, spectra, charts, and pictures with a minimum of text to illustrate results.
  • Conclusions: Concise statement of the findings indicating future research directions.

NOTE: Poster presentation may not be used as a sales or marketing opportunity. No hardware, books, accessories, or saleable items may be displayed at a poster.

Poster Numbers and Arrangement Onsite

Poster presenters are encouraged to display their posters for the duration of the exhibition hours at SLAS2018, but presenters are required to be available to present their poster content based on their scheduled presentation date and time. Presenters will be assigned to one of the following five poster presentation sessions:

  • Poster Presentation Session A:     Monday, February 5th, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Poster Presentation Session B:     Monday, February 5th, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Poster Presentation Session C:     Tuesday, February 6th, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Poster Presentation Session D:     Tuesday, February 6th, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Poster Presentation Session E:     Wednesday, February 7th, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Posters will be displayed in three distinct and marked areas throughout the SLAS2018 exhibition floor. Poster numbers are color coded by track and include a unique four digit presentation number. Each presentation number is preceded by a letter (A, B, C, D or E) which designates which session the poster is presented within. A key is on this page above. Presentation date and numbers will be distributed on a rolling/monthly basis between October and January upon review/acceptance by the SLAS2018 Program Committee:


Track: Color:
Advances in Bioanalytics, Biomarkers and Diagnostics Blue
Assay Development and Screening Green
Automation and High-Throughput Technologies Yellow
Biologics Discovery Brown
Cellular Technologies Magenta
Chemical Biology Gray
Data Analysis and Informatics Red
Drug Target Strategies Purple
High-Definition Biotechnology Black
Micro- and Nanotechnologies Orange


Poster Printing at San Diego Convention Center

SLAS has partnered with the FedEx Office located inside the San Diego Convention Center to offer poster presenters a 50% discount on all posters printed through FedEx. Your posters will be produced and conveniently held for you onsite at the San Diego Convention Center (the office is located in the Lobby across from Hall D near the main entrance). Poster presentation boards are 4'x8' and will host 2 posters per side per board. Therefore, posters should not exceed 42"x43" (107 cm x 109 cm) in size.

Click here to order now. Please forward your questions to or call +1.619.525.5450.


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