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SLAS2019 Poster Presentation Guidelines

Present a poster at SLAS2019 to communicate your research to a focused and passionate group of colleagues. Poster presentation sessions provide the perfect venue for one-on-one discussion, collaboration and feedback.

To be considered for a poster presentation, you must first submit an abstract for consideration by the SLAS2019 Program Committee. Space is limited. 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 24, 2018
Poster Abstract Submissions Due:   

Monday, October 29, 2018
(Deadline for inclusion in Student Poster Competition)

Monday, January 21, 2019
(Final Poster Abstract Submission Deadline)

Poster Abstract Decisions Communicated:   
Beginning October 22, 2018
(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, 2018.

Poster Presentation Guidelines:

Poster Presentations Sessions are scheduled for Monday, February 4, Tuesday, February 5, and Wednesday, February 6, in the SLAS2019 Exhibition Hall at the times shown below. Posters may be displayed for the duration of exhibition hours on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Poster presenters will be assigned a poster presentation number and presentation date upon acceptance of their submitted abstract.

Presenters must be available 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 all three exhibition dates.

Poster Set-Up:

Any time after 10:00 a.m. (on Monday, February 4)

Poster Presentation:

Monday, February 4:

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Tuesday, February 5:

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Wednesday, February 6:

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Poster Dismantle:

Any time after 12:30 p.m. (on Wednesday, February 6)
No later than 1:00 p.m. (on Wednesday, February 6)

Attendance Requirements for Poster Presenters:

  • All presenters must be registered as full-conference attendees in order to present at SLAS2019. If the primary author is not available during the scheduled presentation time, a co-author may present the poster in his/her place.
  • A presenter is REQUIRED to 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 in the upper left corner. 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 Onsite 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:
  • Title Banner: Lettering should be at least 3/4 [1.9 cm] to 1 inch [2.5 cm] high (72 pt. bold). The banner should include the author(s) and affiliation(s).
  • Font: Use a sans serif font such as arial or helvetica in a minimum size of 24 pt. (1/4 inch high). Text, figures and photographs should be readable from a distance of 4 feet.
  • Bullets and Numbering: Be simple and direct in your poster presentation. Use short phrases and "bulleted" text throughout the poster. Avoid long narrative paragraphs.
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 other cues to guide the viewer.

Poster Board Content:

The poster should include the following elements:

  • Overview: A succinct summary of the purpose, methods and results. Use phrases rather than sentences in a simple outline format.
  • Introduction: A concise statement of the objective and background of the work.
  • Methods: Describe the apparatus, chemistry, samples and materials used in detail.
  • Results: Use graphs, spectra, charts and pictures with a minimum of text to illustrate results.
  • Conclusions: Concise statement of the findings indicating future research directions.

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 SLAS2019, but presenters are required to be available to present their poster content based on their scheduled presentation date and time. Presenters will be assigned to one of the following five poster presentation sessions:

  • Poster Presentation Session A:     Monday, February 4, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Poster Presentation Session B:     Monday, February 4, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Poster Presentation Session C:     Tuesday, February 5, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Poster Presentation Session D:     Tuesday, February 5, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Poster Presentation Session E:     Wednesday, February 6, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Posters will be displayed in clusters throughout the SLAS2019 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/monthly basis between October and January upon review/acceptance by the SLAS2019 Scientific Program Committee.


Track: Color:
Advances in Bioanalytics and Biomarkers Blue
Assay Development and Screening Green
Automation and High-Throughput Technologies Yellow
Biologics Discovery Brown
Cellular Technologies Magenta
Data Analysis and Informatics Red
Drug Target Strategies Purple
High-Definition Biotechnology Black
Micro- and Nanotechnologies Orange
Molecular Libraries Gray


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