Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Center for Global Health

Presentation Instructions

Guidance for Preparing Your Poster

Posters should be exactly 3’ height x 5’ width. The provided easels open up to a triangle of 24’’ on each side and stand roughly 54’’-57’’ tall. In general, posters should:

  • Avoid too much text. Figures, tables, and pictures are preferred whenever possible to text; when text is used, try to use bullets rather than paragraphs
  • Highlight main findings; use boxes, arrows, or a bold color to highlight important points
  • Read from left to right and top to bottom
  • Have a consistent and basic color scheme, font, and text size; use a font size large enough to be read from a distance of 3 to 5 feet (i.e., 24-point)
  • Any photos must be HIPAA compliant