DLS4 Poster Presentation

DLS Best Poster Award 2019:

The best amongst the presented posters will be nominated and one will be selected for the Best Poster Presentation Award.

DLS Student Research Award 2019:

DLS BDA encourages Scientific research. All original research, presented as posters will be nominated for the Student Research Award. One research from this will be selected by the scientific committee for the award.

General Guidelines:

The objective of a poster is to outline the methodology and findings from your research, clearly and concisely, so that they can be understood with minimal oral explanation. Kindly adhere to the following criteria for the final poster submission. One presenter only will be allowed for each poster. All submitted abstracts and E-posters are eligible for presentation at the Conference. Each submission will be assigned a poster number after the submission, and the presenters are requested to quote this number for correspondence.

All submissions and correspondence will be done through email only (Scientific@bdacenter.net).

Email Subject: remember to write in the subject of email: DLS4 Bahrain poster submission.

Posters will be grouped into themes depending on various specialities in dentistry as mentioned below:

  1. General dentistry
  2. Preventive,Community and Paediatric dentistry
  3. Prosthodontics and Restorative dentistry
  4. Implantology
  5. Endodontics and root canal
  6. Oral Radiology
  7. Orthodontics
  8. Periodontics
  9. Oral and maxillofacial surgery

The appropriate theme of your poster must be included in the abstract and final submission. The E-posters will be printed by the scientific committee and displayed at allocated location in the conference hall, and the presenter should be available near the poster at all times. If the presenter is not available during the Judging, the poster will be disqualified. The scientific committee will not be responsible for damaged or lost posters during the poster session. For any withdrawals, please notify the scientific committee by email at least 1month prior to the event.

Abstract Submission Guidelines:

  1. Abstracts must be structured, prepared in English language not exceeding 200 words, font size 12 in Times New Roman font and with double spacing.
  2. Title, Presenters name, Designation and Institution, Acknowledgment to the Guide, Email address for correspondence, Phone number, Theme as mentioned above, should be included in the abstract submission.
  3. The final poster presentation should cover the same content as described in the abstract. These abstracts can be printed by the participant and can be given as handouts.
  4. All Accepted Posters/research should be registered in Conference , copy of their Ticket Should be attached with the final poster.

Guidelines for E-poster submission:

  1. All electronic posters along with the abstracts and the conference registration form must be submitted to the scientific committee through email on or before 1st of November 2019. Submissions will not be accepted after the last date mentioned above.
  2. Include the title, Theme, conference logo, Name and designation of the presenter and the Guide in your poster
  3. All posters must be prepared in English language only. Use of illustrations instead of text is encouraged. Please select appropriate background and colour themes which are presentable. Divide your layout according to the content.(see tips below)
  4. Layout: Vertical orientation only; minimum 800 dpi image resolution; File format: E-posters must be made using Powerpoint only, save a copy as PDF, and send both the files. Printing of emailed e-posters will be done by the conference scientific committee.
  5. Abstracts can be printed and given as handouts. Suggested handouts include small summary of your poster; copies of important figures only; reference list etc.

Prepare your E-poster in Powerpoint, portrait layout as shown below

Save a copy as PDF as shown below and email both the files

Tips to make your e-poster:

Prepare your poster only in Powerpoint Vertical/portrait orientation; Save a copy as PDF and submit both the files.

  1. Allow plenty of time to create the poster. Do not switch back and forth between a Mac and PC. Formatting problems can occur.
  2. Layout: Divide the poster into columns. (3-5 depending on the headings) Use headings to identify sections. Typical headings are Introduction, methods, results, conclusion and clinical significance. Avoid long stretches of text. Break up text with pictures, tables, figures, etc. For visual appeal and to save space, use graphics instead of text to illustrate points.
  3. Content: Viewers should be able to scan material quickly. You have about 3 seconds to attract viewers. Use short sentences or bulleted text.
  4. Fonts: Use sans serif fonts for titles and headings (for example, Arial, Franklin Gothic, Helvetica, Tahoma, Trebuchet or Verdana). Use serif fonts for the body (for example: Times New Roman, Palatino).Do not use all CAPS, as it is hard to read. Try to use “Sentence case.” Text should be legible from three to five feet away. Title font size should be about 100 points or larger and text 24 points or larger. However, font size is about judgment and what looks best with your poster. Graphs and tables should be large.
  5. Colour: should be used to unify the poster. Choose 2 or 3 colours and keep them consistent. Use colour to highlight keywords in text. However, most text should be black. Backgrounds should be plain (white is a good choice). Avoid backgrounds with patterns or gradients – sometimes they do not print well.
  6. Graphics: Graphics should have a resolution of at least 800dpi.Try to avoid using screen shots – they are usually 72 dpi – screenshots are extremely pixilated (blurry) when printed on a large poster. Do not make graphics larger by stretching them on the screen. Size and resolution must be captured at origination (i.e.: scanning at a high resolution). Consider putting a thin border around each graphic – it makes them look better.
  7. Prepare a 3 to 5 minute verbal description of your poster. Be able to summarize the poster’s key points and conclusion(s) in 2-3 sentences. Prepare several versions of your remarks lasting from 30 seconds to 4 minutes. Be able to explain the most challenging parts of the poster, especially the figures and tables. Listen to feedback. Remember to interact and network with people. Relax and have a good time!

All Correspondence regarding submissions and queries can be addressed to:

Dr.Gowri Sivaramakrishnan
DLS 2019, Poster co-ordinator
Email: Scientific@bdacenter.net