E-Poster Presentation

Assignment 1 (1,500 words) E-Poster Presentation Deadline: The deadline for submission is on Thursday 1st August 2019 What you need to do: Choose a peer reviewed research article available to you in full and which is relevant to a topic in Global Public Health. Ensure that the research article is one of the following: Systematic Review or Meta-Analysis Randomised Controlled Trial Cohort Study Case Control Study Critically appraise the article. use the relevant CASP checklist to help you here. Your poster presentation could have the following (this will depend on the type of paper you choose): Introduction to the paper and why the study was done/rationale. Overview of the research questions/aims/hypothesis. Sampling/Recruitment/Sample Size. Methods – i.e. research design and statistics used. Ethical issues if relevant Main findings – interpret and show the main results. Confounders. Limitations including bias Main conclusions Instructions regarding submission of the E-poster: Please use a Power-Point template for your poster or any other presentation software such as: Google Slides. Write no more than 1500 words in the notes area of the presentation describing what is contained in the presentation ePoster. Remember to reference using Harvard. Upload the exam using the link at the bottom of this page by the deadline. Submit coursework as a single document electronically as a PowerPoint document. Once you have submitted your poster, you may not amend it for any reason. Please use the power-point template for posters. What is a poster presentation? Posters are widely used in the academic community, and most academic conferences (both face to face and online) include poster presentations. Posters summarise information or research concisely and attractively to help publicise it and/or to generate discussion. They may be used to present quite complex material, and so it is important that the information on them is well laid out, legible and attractively presented. The poster is usually a mixture of brief text mixed with tables, graphs, pictures, and other presentation formats. At a face to face conference, the author of the poster usually stands by the poster display while others can view the poster and interact with him/her. In an online conference or a virtual conference the presenter may record their presentation and it is then played on screens. Alternatively, they may upload an e-poster and then take questions remotely. A good example of a poster presentation at a face to face conference is: Click on the titles below to learn more: Online ePoster You are required to produce an e poster. Your e poster will follow the format of a conventional scientific poster. You will have a title and a number of different sections which you will populate with information and graphics. Your e poster should have references and a brief reference list. You will see from the poster above that the reference is the right hand bottom corner of the poster as you face it. Remember you also need to write no more than 1500 words in the notes area of the power-point in which you elaborate on what is contained in the power-point e poster. Layouts for Poster – Power-Point Template Long panel at top-centre is title/author banner. Individual panels can be connected by numbers and arrows. Also, note the use of space between panels to achieve visual appeal. Figure 1: Conventional layouts for a poster. There are a number of templates that can be used for poster presentations. Please look at the following and choose a template. http://www.eposterboards.com/poster-templates (Links to an external site.) Design and Layout Considerations Once you have written your text, you need to think about how you will present your text and diagrams. There are a number of things to consider: Font – choose a font that is easy to read. Most of the standard fonts are fine for this (e.g. Arial , Times). Avoid mixing too many fonts as this can look messy. Two is often ideal; one for the headings and one for the main text. Do not have too much text as it can be difficult to read. Think about summarising main points in text. Keep blocks of text to the minimum. Case – text in UPPER CASE can be very difficult to read, even at close distances, and is best avoided. Colour palette. Colour can add an extra dimension to your poster design, making a poster more attractive and giving you another method of highlighting particular aspects of your information. Choose colours that work well together so that they don’t detract from the information in your display. It is sensible to use a small range of colours so that your poster doesn’t look chaotic. Diagrams. Displaying information on a poster gives you an opportunity to represent your data in an interesting and eye-catching way. Think about how your display can be enhanced through the use of illustrations, tables, charts or photographs. The inclusion of one carefully chosen image can be a very powerful way of drawing people’s attention to your poster. The board must be oriented in the “landscape” position (long dimension is horizontal). A banner displaying your poster title, name, and department (or class, if appropriate) should be positioned at top-centre of the board. Make it obvious to the viewer how to progressively view the poster. The poster generally should read from left to right, and top to bottom. Numbering the individuals panels, or connecting them with arrows is a standard “guidance system” (see Figure 1 above). Leave some open space in the design. An open layout is less tiring to the eye and mind. Present numerical data in the form of graphs, rather than tables (graphs make trends in the data much more evident). If data must be presented in table-form, KEEP IT SIMPLE. Visuals should be simple and bold. Leave out or remove any unnecessary details. Make sure that any visual can “stand alone” (i. e., graph axes are properly labelled, maps have north arrows and distance scales, symbols are explained, etc.). Here are some more examples of a poster presentation:

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