Poster Guidelines

This page contains information for all Poster presenters to help you prepare for your participation at the 44th IHF World Hospital Congress. We recommend you bookmark this page for future reference.


  • Poster form: Complete here 
  • Congress registration: Register here using the code sent to you by 1 September 2021
  • JPG copy of your poster and audio recording of your presentation must be uploaded on this platform by 8 October 2021

All poster presenters are responsible for the design, production, uploading, printing and transportation (if participating in-person) of their posters.


Size and layout orientation: Portrait A0 (width 841mm x height 1189mm). The layout will need to be in portrait page orientation (vertical orientation where height is longer than the width) as this is the way the poster boards will be set up at the venue and displayed in the online event platform.

Font: Text should be of sufficient size that it can be easily read from a distance of 1.5 meters. Use upper and lower case for general content, as all-capital text is difficult to read. Avoid using mixtures of type/font styles. We suggest to left justify text, as it is easier on the eyes of the reader.

We recommend:

  • Title: 80-100 pt in a clear and solid font such as Arial Black
  • Heading: 48-60 pt in a clear font such as Arial
  • Body text: 26-32pt in a clear font such as Arial with single spacing

: All posters and audio recordings must be in English.

Contents: Your poster must cover the material as cited in the abstract. The text should be concise and easy to read throughout. It should therefore be limited to the most important information only, leaving other details and explanations for your presentation. Your poster should condense your central idea so that the audience can grasp its overall message at first glance and then be able to follow the poster’s text and graphics to understand the idea more fully.

Please include the following details:

    • Title
    • Sub-theme
    • Authors (Only the presenting author will be listed on the program. Co-authors should be acknowledged on the poster.)
    • Main contents
    • Contact details (Website, email, and/or contact number)

The viewers of your poster may not necessarily work in your specific field—but they may be interested in your topic. We suggest avoiding jargon and acronyms specific to your field but if necessary, then explain the terms.

Graphics: We suggest using graphics (photos, tables, illustrations).

Colors: Use colors sparingly, with effect:

    • Use colors for emphasis, differentiation, and interest
    • Avoid large areas of bright colors—they will detract from your print and pictorial content
    • Choose background and foreground colors that are contrasting and complement each other—for example, black or dark blue on light grey or white (it’s better to keep the background the light color).

Sponsorships or advertisements: Reference to possible sponsorship is possible but no advertisement will be accepted.


If you have not presented a poster before, or if English is your second language, the Scientific Committee can review draft posters ahead of the Congress. To take advantage of this offer, please contact with a draft of your poster no later than 17 September 2021.


All posters will be published on the online event platform. Poster presenters shall be given unique credentials (username and password) to upload their posters and audio recordings to this website. You will receive your login details before October.

A digital copy of your final poster in JPG format should be uploaded by 8 October. File size should not exceed 4MB. Posters will also be published on the IHF website after the event.

In addition, presenters are encouraged to provide a short (3-5 minute) recorded audio presentation (in MP3 or WAV format) to accompany your digital poster. File size should not exceed 6MB. Please submit this along with your digital poster by 8 October.

Click here for instructions on how to record your audio presentation.


We highly appreciate it if you can promote your involvement in the Congress in social media, your website, blogs and other communication channels. If you will be posting on social media, don’t forget to use the hashtag #IHFBarcelona. Please see the available graphic and logo for download here. If you have any other promotional requirements, feel free to contact us. Tag and follow us on social media:



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