Poster Presenter FAQ

Guidelines on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Discrimination

In preparing your presentation, we encourage you to consider the following guiding principles that support diversity, equity, and inclusion in scientific research and communication:

  1. Some categories of diversity, such as race, are social rather than biological constructs. We encourage you to consider if the inclusion of categories of diversity, such as race, should be included in your presentation.  In many cases, including race does not add necessary information. If race/ethnicity is deemed necessary in the presentation, authors should clearly explain the source of classifications used (e.g., self-report, investigator observed, database, electronic health record, survey), and justify their inclusion in the presentation. 
  2. In presentations that highlight differences in health behaviors or outcomes by race, we encourage you, when appropriate, to explore the role of discrimination (e.g., racism, gender discrimination, etc.) in your presented work and to explore the mechanisms and impact of disparities and inequities.

Poster Presenter FAQ

Poster Numbers

  • Poster numbers are available in the SGIM24 meeting app. Search your last name or your poster title in the Posters Tab of the menu.
  • Poster numbers should be read as follows:
    • PSX – this is the session the poster is assigned
    • 000 – this is the number of the board your poster has been assigned
    • Example: PS1-010 = Poster Session 1, Board 10
  • For presenters with multiple posters in one session, they have been numbered consecutively.

Poster Design

Your poster must be designed in a horizontal format. The available sizes are:

  • Visual Design Tips: Make it Visual! Use drawings, photos, charts, graphs, and x-rays. Ensure a clear sense of direction, following a logical flow from left to right. Utilize lines, frames, contrasting colors, or arrows for emphasis.
  • Lettering: Use a clean, consistent font throughout. Opt for both upper- and lower-case letters for better readability. The smallest letters should be at least ¼” tall (18 points).
  • Colors: Limit to 4 colors for emphasis and harmony. Avoid using too many colors, as it can detract from your message.
  • Avoid Clutter: Aim for a balance between accuracy and visual appeal. Stimulate interest without overwhelming with details.

Poster Tips and Tricks  Design Templates

Poster Printing

  • You do not have to submit your poster before the meeting, but you are responsible for bringing your printed poster to the meeting.
  • Utilize our optional printing service for on-site pickup before your session. Due to order volume, we require orders for On-site pickup be placed at least seven business days prior to your presentation. 
  • Alternatively, you can print your poster independently and ship it to your hotel location.

Replacement Presenter:

  • The deadline to change presenters was March 29. Changes can no longer be made to the agenda or mobile app.
  • Exception for poster presenters: Another registered meeting attendee may present your poster in an unofficial capacity at the meeting. No additional action is required.

Poster Rescheduling:

  • Poster rescheduling requests are no longer being accepted.
  • If you are unable to attend, you can ask another registered attendee to present for you.
    • If you cannot find a replacement presenter, please notify SGIM at to request the withdrawal of your poster from the meeting.

Abstract Publication:

  • All accepted and presented posters will be published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine supplement following the meeting.  
  • Abstracts that are accepted but decline the invitation to present are not included in the supplement.