Palliative Care and
Universal Health Coverage

6th International African Palliative Care Conference
Hosted by African Palliative Care Association and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Rwanda   17-20 September, 2019     Kigali Convention Centre | Rwanda Register online now

Guidelines for Poster Presentations

A: Presenter’s preparation tips

  1. The recommended poster size is 90 X 120 cm with a maximum of 94 X 240 cm. This is equivalent to 3’ high x 4’ wide and 35 x 47 inches.
  2. Be sure to include the title of your study or project, author names, and the institution where the work was completed, in large letters centered at the top of the poster. Include the contact email of the lead author in the upper right-hand corner. 
  3. Use the following headings to organise your poster:
    1. Aim
    2. Problem statement/gap
    3. Methodology
    4. Results
    5. Conclusions
    6. Lessons learnt
    7. Recommendation for research
    8. Recommendation for practice
    9. Acknowledgment section, containing anyone who helped you conduct this project.
  4. Lay your poster sections in a logical order so that others can follow your presentation. A good method is setting up your poster in a column format so that individuals interested can read your poster, first vertically (top to bottom), and then left to right.
  5. Use a font size that can be read easily from a considerable distance (4 feet or more). Try using a font larger than 20 pt. The title should be larger than the rest of the text.
  6. Posters should stimulate discussion, not give a long presentation. Therefore, keep text to a minimum, write clearly and concisely. Do not try to include all the text of your study in the poster sections. Include pictures and graphs and make sure every item in your poster is necessary. Remember to obtain permission from any people who are recognisable in your photographs.
  7. Space your information proportionally: divide your poster either horizontally or vertically into three or four sections, and place your materials within those spaces. Like a layout of a magazine.
  8. Hand carry your poster to the meeting, using tubular packaging or a portfolio case. Do not mail your poster to the conference headquarters or to the meeting site.
  9. Come prepared with any relevant handouts you may wish to share and business cards to hand out.
  10. When choosing a background, remember that white or very light colours with black text will be easiest to read. Do not use bright colours for the background or light colours for the text.
  11. Please also email us a ‘PDF’ copy of your poster or bring it to the conference on a memory stick and upload it at the speakers room

B: At the Conference

  • The poster sessions will occur outside the main plenary hall, and the conference organisers will help you find the place for poster presentations.  No computers or extra aids may be used during a poster presentation.
  • The poster boards will be numbered for you in alignment to your abstract number.
  • Posters should be mounted and removed within your allocated time prior to the plenary session in the morning and removed at the end of the day.
  • You should be present at your poster during the tea and lunch breaks to answer any questions.


Please contact Immaculate Mukasa at and copy Pamela Kalema at in case of any enquires or questions about poster presentations.




General inquiries:

Registration inquiries:
Pamela Kalema at


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