Information for Poster Presenters
You can begin to set up in the room half an hour before the start time of the poster session. Presenters are expected to remain with their posters to engage in discussion with the audience until the end of the session. At that time you can take down your poster.
The AHA will provide a draped 2' x 6' table, chair, and 4' x 8' landscape-format bulletin board. Access to an electrical outlet is available on request; please let us know by December 1 if you need it.
Tables and bulletin boards will be identified by numbers corresponding to the program listing and organized sequentially to help audience members find the posters that interest them.
Many presenters have their posters printed at a print shop, copy center, or campus printing service. Materials can also be mounted on tables using a tri-fold poster board available at almost any store where school or office supplies are sold. You can use the table top for copies of a short précis of your research, business cards, and even your own laptop computer if you would like to have a short PowerPoint presentation running on it.
Please note that presenters are responsible for transporting their posters to the meeting site. Posters must be removed from the room after the session.
Do not forget to carry business cards and a stack of handouts (50 is generally recommended) that summarize your presentation. You might want to collect contact information so you can mail or e-mail the full paper (or the outline) to those interested, so think about having an information sheet on hand for that purpose. Also, bring any other equipment you may need, including tacks, tape, and other essentials. Please note that the AHA cannot provide these nor can it provide an Internet connection, computer, monitor, or projector.