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A Stepwise Approach to Successful Poster Presentations
  • Author Footnotes
    1 Dr. Hamilton is a freelance medical writer, has helped clinical research investigators prepare posters sponsored by C. R. Bard and Pfizer, and did not receive funding to prepare this article.
    Cindy W. Hamilton
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    Correspondence to: Cindy W. Hamilton, PharmD, ELS
    Footnotes
    1 Dr. Hamilton is a freelance medical writer, has helped clinical research investigators prepare posters sponsored by C. R. Bard and Pfizer, and did not receive funding to prepare this article.
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  • Author Footnotes
    1 Dr. Hamilton is a freelance medical writer, has helped clinical research investigators prepare posters sponsored by C. R. Bard and Pfizer, and did not receive funding to prepare this article.
      Poster presentations have evolved since their 1974 début
      • Maugh II, TH
      Poster sessions: a new look at scientific meetings.
      and are no longer consolation prizes for abstracts not accepted for oral presentation.
      • Day RA
      • Gastel B
      How to prepare a poster.
      To maximize the likelihood of success, consider the unique features of this visual aid. From the presenter's perspective, posters facilitate interaction in settings conducive to meaningful discussion. The presenter controls the content and can provide handouts for accurate recall. From the organizer's perspective, posters make efficient use of time and space. Attendees can peruse many offerings, quickly grasp essentials, and access experts for questions not appropriate in large venues.
      • Peterson SM
      • Eastwood S
      Posters and poster sessions.
      This article provides a stepwise approach to capitalizing on these advantages, from abstract preparation to poster presentation.

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