2020 Annual Meeting: March 5-7, 2020

Poster Session

Submissions for the 2020 Poster Session are now closed. The poster sessions will take place on Thursday, March 5, 2020, from 6:00-7:30 PM, and on Friday, March 6, 2020, from 8:00-9:30 AM. Please send questions to Susan Santangelo, ScD at [email protected].  

Travel Awards

APPA will be offering travel awards to support attendance at the 2020 APPA conference. To be eligible applicants must be presenting a poster at the meeting. There will be three categories of award: diversity; trainee; and early career. Applicants for 2020 travel award will be asked to provide information on their educational qualifications, scientific publications and presentations, research interests, and how they expect to benefit from a travel award. 

Poster Preparation Guidelines

  • A poster session is a graphic presentation of an author's research. Authors illustrate their study findings by displaying tables, graphs, photos, diagrams, and a limited amount of text on poster boards.
  • All posters should report study designs (eg, prospective, observational, randomized, double-blind), statistical methods (if applicable), and outcomes.
  • Posters presenting original research are usually divided into Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion sections, with subheadings as needed to further organize content. Meta-analyses may use different formats, while case reports, narrative reviews, and editorials may have less structured or unstructured formats. Poster presenters are encouraged to consider a relatively new poster format that encourages viewing and discussion: https://convention.apa.org/blog/rethinking-the-science-poster
  • Use of additional guidelines (CONSORT for randomized trials, STROBE for observational studies, or PRISMA for reviews and meta-analyses) is encouraged.
  • Please consider whether results differ by sex or other key demographic groups. If so, please make sex or other group-specific analysis available during poster presentation.
  • Please also note if the study is ongoing or completed, and if results are preliminary or final.

Dimensions and Mounting:
The poster boards are 36 inches high by 48 inches wide, landscape orientation. The useable area of the poster board is 36 inches high by 48 inches wide and is the maximum recommended size for posters. The mounting surface is poster board, please bring and mount your poster using sticky tack adhesive putty.


Format and Required Information:
Poster material should be well labeled and legible from a distance of 10 to 15 feet. The title should be the same as the title submitted with the abstract and appear in boldface at the top. For additional text, use standard American Medical Association (AMA) title case. Nouns, pronouns, verbs, and other important words begin with uppercase letters; coordinating conjunctions, articles, and prepositions of 3 letters or fewer should all be in lowercase letters unless they are the first or last words in a title or subtitle.

Presenting Author Responsibilities:
The presenting author is responsible for presenting the abstract at the conference and must be present at the poster during the entire session. If exigent circumstances require presentation by an alternate coauthor named on the abstract, please contact the APPA immediately by email at [email protected]

Appropriate information and correct terminology should be used with regard to sex and gender.
Please avoid referring to study volunteers as “subjects.” The preferred terms are study “participants” or “volunteers.”
Please also note whether the study is ongoing or completed and whether the results are preliminary or final.

Session Dates:
Poster Session I, Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Poster Session II, Friday, March 6, 2020 – 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
*Presenters, easels will be numbered. Please remove your posters at the close of each session.