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International Association for the Study of Pain

Poster Specifications

  • Printed Poster Size (please design/print your poster to): NOT TO EXCEED W 145 cm (57 inches) x H 95 cm (37 inches)
  • Poster Board Size (structure that posters will affix to): W 150 cm (59.05 inches) x H 99 cm (38.97 inches)

Materials should be mounted on thin paper or lightweight cardboard. (Do not use heavy cardboard, which may be difficult to keep in position on the poster board). You may want to group logically consistent sections or columns of the poster on backgrounds of the same color. Posters will be affixed with tape/double-sided tape.

Prepare a label for the top of your poster noting the title, authors, affiliations, and assigned poster number (examples: TH20 or FR3). Lettering should be at least one inch (2.54 cm) high. Arrange materials in columns rather than rows. It is easier for viewers to scan a poster by moving systematically along it rather than by jumping back and forth. You should place an introduction at the upper left and a conclusion at the lower right, both in large typescript. Posters must also include your COI statement.

Poster Presentation Schedule

Each poster will be displayed for one full day between Thursday, 7 September and Saturday, 9 September from 09:00 to 18:00. There will be a dedicated poster discussion period each day.

IASP requires that authors be present:

  • From 09:45 to 10:45 for odd-numbered posters.
  • From 15:00 to 16:00 for even-numbered posters.
  • Saturday 9 September from 09:45 to 10:45 for odd posters.

Poster presenters will be allowed into the Exhibition Hall/Poster Area at 08:00 on the day of their assigned poster session to hang the poster. 

Authors must remove their posters before 18:00. The exhibition hall closes at 18:00. 

Poster Discussion Period 

No conflicting sessions are scheduled during the poster discussion period. The poster presenter and/or a co-author must be present at his or her poster for the entire assigned poster discussion period.

Poster Design 

Posters should be self-explanatory so that presenters are free to supplement and discuss particular points that viewers raise. The poster must cover the same material as reported in the abstract.

The poster session offers an intimate forum for informal discussions, but this becomes difficult if you are obliged to devote most of your time to merely explaining your poster to a succession of visitors.

You may find it useful to have on hand printed copies of your poster, a tablet of sketch paper, and suitable drawing materials. (Projection equipment, video monitors, and electrical outlets will not be provided in the poster session area.)


Keep in mind that illustrations will be viewed from a distance. You should indicate the sequence of illustrations with numbers or letters at least one inch (2.54 cm) high, preferably in bold lettering.

Each figure or table should have a heading of one or two lines in large type stating its essential message. Provide detailed information in a legend in smaller type below, describing the content of the figures as well as the conclusions. Keep details of methodology brief and place them at the end of the legend.

Charts, drawings, and illustrations may be like those used in slides, only simpler (without unnecessary details) and more heavily drawn. Please depict everything as clearly as possible.

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