All scientific posters will be uploaded to the EVRS webpage, the EVRS congress app (which can be downloaded during summer time on Google play and App Store) and E-Scientific Posters TOUCH 2.0. We will have on site at the Teatro della Pergola several 42´´ LED Monitor TVs. All scientific posters will therefore be available to all congress participants via different platforms.

No oral presentation of the scientific posters is requested.

The EVRS Board decided to nominate the following doctors as the Scientific Poster Award Committee: Nur Acar from Turkey, Ivan Fiser from Czech Republic, Giacomo Panozzo from Italy & Ahmed Sallam from USA.

The Best Scientific Poster Award will be given during the Gala Dinner on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the Ammannati Courtyard in Palazzo Pitti.

The slides should not exceed the size of 3840×2160 pixels, with a resolution of 72 dpi. The maximum number of slides inserted into the PDF file is 10. It is recommended maximum 20MB PDF file.

Please send your scientific poster(s) by email to anja.leppich@evrs.org or via WeTransfer before end of July 2017.

POSTER COMPETITION JUDGING CRITERIA/GUIDELINES

The message should be clear and understandable without oral explanation. The following guidelines have been prepared to help improve the effectiveness of poster communication.

Initial Sketch

Plan your poster early. Focus your attention on a few key points. Try various styles of data presentation to achieve clarity and simplicity. Does the use of color help? What needs to be expressed in words? Suggest headlines and text topics.

Rough Layout

Enlarge your best initial sketch, keeping the dimensions in proportion to the final poster. Ideally, the rough layout should be full size. A blackboard is a convenient place to work. Print the title and headlines. Indicate text by horizontal lines. Draw rough graphs and tables. This will give you a good idea of proportions and balance. If you are working with an artist, show him/her the poster layout. Ask associates for comments. This is still an experimental stage.

Final Layout

The artwork is complete. The text and tables are typed, but not necessarily enlarged to full size. Now ask, is the message clear? Do the important points stand out? Is there a balance between words and illustrations? Is there spatial balance? Is the pathway through the poster clear?

Balance

The figures and tables should cover slightly more than 50% of the poster area. If you have only a few illustrations, make them large. Do not omit the text, but keep it brief. The poster should be understandable without oral explanation.

Topography

Avoid abbreviations, acronyms, and jargon. Use a consistent font throughout.

Eye Movement

The movement (pathway) of the eye over the poster should be natural, down the columns from left to right. Size attracts attention. Arrows, pointing hands, numbers, and letters can help clarify the sequence.

Simplicity

Resist the temptation to overload the poster. More material may mean less communication.

POINTS

Aesthetics of Display: 4 points

Clarity / Visual impact: 4 points
clarity of display; clarity of presentation
Was the presentation easy to understand? Were difficult concepts explained clearly? Was sufficient background information provided?

Originality of Work / Scientific Merit / Knowledge: 12 points
Scientific Merit: scientific method; appropriateness of experimental design; substantive contribution to the field
Knowledge: overall content knowledge (Can the presenter think beyond the work presented?); ability to answer questions