Poster presentations are widely used to communicate research findings. A good poster presentation can be an effective way to share the results of your research with your peers in a collegial and nonthreatening atmosphere. Feedback received during a poster session can be invaluable in refining your research and preparing for publication in a peer reviewed journal.
If your abstract has been selected for a poster presentation at a local, regional or national meeting, the research chief resident and program director can offer you guidance to create your poster and prepare for your presentation. You should use our residency poster template for your color scheme and GW logo (you may change the size as you like), and you can use the GW Biomedical Printing office in Ross Hall to create your poster.
Please see our policy on conference reimbursement for information.
- ACP abstract instructions
- SGIM scientific abstract instructions
- SGIM clinical vignette instructions
- Residency Poster Template (you may change size/font, however color and logo should be consistent). Use a sans serif font and be sure to include images, tables or figures and plenty of blank space for easy readability.
Make sure you review this page once your abstract was accepted for a poster. It includes guidelines from the American College of Physicians, tips, examples and poster production timeline.
- The GW SMHS Office of Communications & Marketing offer a complete line of services to assist you with all of your graphic design and photography needs. Newsletters, brochures, posters, the perfect photo, and more! They do it all.
- Download the Official GW Logos to insert in your poster. Choose the format that best suits your software, download, copy and paste.
- Download your copy of "The Face of GW: Graphics Standard Manual" to learn about the approved ways to include GW's institutional brand in printed publications and media.
- The GW Image Bank features photos of GWU and Washington to feed your creative genius.
The following links will take you to banks of Powerpoint scientific poster templates located on other websites. Fill-in the contents, change the layout, fonts and colors according to your design, and submit for printing!. Overall there are over 50 different templates. Please notify the website administrator of any broken links.
- Creating Effective Poster Presentations. By George Hess, Kathryn Tosney and Leon Liegel from North Carolina State University.
- Chapter 9: Posters. Briscoe, MH. Preparing Scientific Illustration, Second Edition. (pdf) Excellent resource on the nuts and bolts of preparing a poster, from planning to production.
- How to create a poster that graphically communicates your message. By George R. Hess and Leon H. Liegel. From the department of Biology at The University of Miami.