Advice for how to write a poster

  • Ensure your poster is legible in A3 landscape. To ensure this, text should be minimum size 18, and titles and key points larger.
  • Dark text on a light background is easier to read online
  • Ensure the title is short and draws interest
  • Ensure the word count is no more than 400 words
  • Ensure language is succinct and clear
  • Format your poster to make it easier to read. Use bullet points and numbers
  • Use of figures and graphics can elevate a poster
  • PDF format is required
  • Choose one or two key messages from your study and focus on these.
  • Keep words to a minimum. Vector images can be used to reduce word count.

Advice for how to design a visual abstract

  • A visual abstract is a visual summary of the information contained within an abstract
  • It makes work more accessible
  • Be clear in your message
  • Choose one or two key messages from your study and focus on these.
  • Keep words to a minimum. Vector images can be used to reduce word count.
  • Try a free online image editor such as (https://pixlr.com/editor/ )
  • PDF format is required
  • Examples of how to build a visual abstract can be found here: https://www.surgeryredesign.com/#resources-section

Advice for how to prepare a video presentation

  • Video presentations can be made on Powerpoint or Zoom
  • Ensure it is no longer than 2.5 minutes
  • Ensure your slides are short and clear
  • Choose key messages to focus on
  • Re-watch your video to ensure the audio is of good quality
  • Here is a link that talks through the process of video presentations on powerpoint: https://www.ispringsolutions.com/blog/how-to-create-a-video-presentation-with-ispring-presenter