SLAS2017 Poster Presentation Guidelines

Presenting a poster at SLAS2017 is an effective way for participants to communicate their research to their colleagues and is often the "presentation method of choice" for many scientists.

To be considered for a poster presentation, you must first submit an abstract for consideration by the SLAS2017 Program Committee. Space is limited so; submit your poster abstract today by clicking the box to the right.


Deadlines for Submission:

Tony B. Academic Travel Award Poster Submissions Due:   
Monday, September 26, 2016
Poster Abstract Submissions Due:   

Monday, October 31, 2016
(Deadline for inclusion in Student Poster Competition)

Monday, January 23, 2017
(Final Poster Abstract Submission Deadline)

Poster Abstract Decisions Communicated:   
Beginning October 24, 2016
(On a monthly basis thereafter through Final Deadline.)

Please note that a schedule of poster presentations will be available via the SLAS Event Scheduler in late-November, 2016.

Poster Presentation Guidelines:

Poster Presentations Sessions are scheduled for Monday, February 6th and Tuesday, February 7th in the SLAS2017 Exhibition Hall from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Posters may be displayed for the duration of exhibition hours on both Monday and Tuesday. Poster presenters will be assigned a poster presentation number and presentation date upon acceptance of their submitted abstract.

Presenters must be present for the duration of their scheduled poster presentation session to "present" their poster content. However, SLAS encourages poster presenters to display their posters for the duration of exhibit hall hours on both exhibition dates (Monday, February 6th and Tuesday, February 7th).

All presenters must be registered as full-conference attendees in order to present at SLAS2017. If the primary author is not available during the scheduled presentation time, a co-author may present the poster instead. It is REQUIRED that a presenter be stationed at the poster for the duration of the poster presentation session (on the assigned date of presentation).

Poster Board Guidelines:

Poster Dimensions:

Poster size may not exceed 3 feet 7 inches [109 cm] across and 3 feet, 6 inches [107 cm] high.

Each board will be numbered on the upper left corner. Be sure you place your presentation on the board number for which you have been assigned. If you do not know your poster assignment number, please refer to the Conference Final Program. Note that you will be sharing a poster board with another presenter; there will be two posters displayed per board.

Posters not printed according to the specifications above will be removed and discarded.

Pushpins will be available to mount your poster. Handouts are encouraged as is a mechanism (envelope) for collecting contact information of participants wishing to receive more information on your poster. Envelopes will NOT be available and you may not encroach on your boardmate's space with your supplemental materials.

NOTE: There will NOT be a table underneath the poster board.

Scientific posters should be prepared in accordance with ACS Style Guidelines

Poster Board Design:
Poster Board Layout:

Arrange the poster for logical flow top left to lower right. The panels may be numbered in the order they should be viewed or you may use chart pak colored tape to guide the viewer.

Poster Board Content:

The poster should include the following elements:

NOTE: Poster presentation may not be used as a sales or marketing opportunity. No hardware, books, accessories, or saleable items may be displayed at a poster.

Poster Numbers and Arrangement Onsite

Poster presenters are encouraged to display their posters for the duration of the exhibition hours at SLAS2017, but presenters are required to be available to present their poster content based on the schedule below:

Posters will be displayed in clusters throughout the SLAS2017 exhibition floor. Poster numbers are color coded by track and include a unique four digit presentation number. Presentation date and numbers will be distributed on a rolling/monthy basis between October and January upon review/acceptance by the SLAS2017 Program Committee:

Track: Color:
Advances in Bioanalytics, Biomarkers and Diagnostics Blue
Assay Development and Screening Green
Automation and High Throughput Technologies Yellow
Cellular Technologies Magenta
Drug Target Strategies Purple
Data Analysis and Informatics Red
Micro- and Nanotechnologies Orange

Print Your Poster in DC

SLAS has partnered with the FedEx Office located inside the Marriott Marquis Downtown DC (HQ hotel) to offer poster presenters a 50% discount on all posters ordered before February 1, 2017. Your posters will be produced and conveniently held for you onsite at the FedEx Office, Marriott Marquis, Downtown DC (2nd floor business center of the hotel).

Poster presentation boards are 4'x8' and will host 2 posters per side per board. Therefore, posters should not exceed 42"x43" in size.

Click here to order now. All orders must be submitted via the link to receive discounted pricing.