Cancer Research Day - Poster Guidelines

Poster presentation guidelines

The Poster Presentation will be held in two sessions: The first from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and the second from noon - 1:30 p.m., with half of the posters presented and judged in each session.

Poster setup begins at 8 a.m. and will end at 9 a.m. Detailed instructions will be emailed to authors of accepted abstracts, but the following guidelines should be followed for posters:

  • Tables and illustrations should be kept relatively simple. 
  • Type size, lines and symbols in illustrations should be sufficiently large and bold to be comprehensible from a viewing distance of up to 6 feet.
  • Each poster should contain a top panel containing the title of the abstract and the names of the authors. 
  • Illustrative material should be arranged in a logical order from top down and left to right. 
  • The poster board assigned to each presenter has a usable area of 8 feet in width and 4 feet in height.
  • Pushpins will be provided.

Online submission of abstracts

Deadline: Noon, March 22, 2017  

Follow this link to the online submission form: Abstract Submission Form

Need design help?

The Research Communications Office (RCO) can assist you with poster design and formatting. E-mail Jennifer Rogers by May 6 to allow enough time for processing:

Recommended poster printers

Ricoh Document Centers, located on the UK campus, offer discounts for MCCRD posters: Contact: 859-257-3392

Monster Color, a division of Lynn Imaging:

FedEx Office / Kinko's (on Larkin Road); inquire about delivery to campus: Contact 859-275-4673

Questions? Contact the event coordinator via email:

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