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1 How to Develop a Poster for Presentation Part One Poster Supporting the Nursing Clinical Practice Fellowship (NCPF) sponsored by the Government of Ontario and the RPNAO

2 2 Introduction This presentation will provide the learner with a method to develop a poster for their NCPF Each step beginning with Slide 4 will provide a poster presentation method to assist your use of the NCPF poster template available in the toolkit

3 3 Components of a Poster Background- Step One Purpose-Step Two Literature Review-Step Three Content-Step Four Conclusion-Step Five References-Step Six Acknowledgements-Step Seven

4 4 Background- Step One Nursing Professionalism is reflected through practice, education and research NCPF is an opportunity where nursing initiatives related to patient care, best practice and research should be shared through education Poster presentations are a common and professionally accepted method to present initiatives To support NCPF fellows this presentation provides basic poster development education

5 5 Purpose- Step Two The purpose of this presentation is to: – Provide a visual, informative sample of a poster presentation using a systematic approach – Supports fellows to develop basic poster presentation skills – Provide a method for fellows to share their patient care and best practice outcomes – Promote professional development

6 6 Literature Review- Step Three A literature review was completed on March 28, 2010 through search engines “Proquest 2000-present”, “Ovid 2005-present”and library references. Review supported that poster presentations were an effective method of: – disseminating knowledge – sharing research findings – communicating best practice outcomes. The literature review validated that poster presentations include the following: – Defining a specific topic/concept - Validating with research – Abstract preparation - Poster content – Poster format - Presentation – References - Judging criteria

7 7 Determine a Specific Topic/Concept Step Four Goal Of Presentation One Key Topic/Concept 4-5 Supporting Key Points- Use research or project data and/or Scholarly reviews (<5years) as support Common Categories: Research or Program (Education or Project)

8 8 Developing an Abstract Step Four An abstract is a concise description of a topic/concept and is submitted for consideration to a conference for presentation (poster or oral) The abstract topic/concept must conform with the conference theme – Best practice initiative poster at the RPNAO conference – Oncology education at an oncology conference The abstract will guide the poster presentation – All key points in the abstract should be present in the poster Do not reprint the abstract on the poster Abstracts include: – Background (optional), objectives, method, results and conclusion

9 9 Types of Abstracts Step Four Research Based (Study Related) Purpose Conceptual Framework Method Data Analysis Findings Conclusion/Implications Program Based (Educational or Project) Innovation description Outline of objectives Process description/ possible outcomes Value to nursing program and practice Suggestions for implementation

10 10 Judging Criteria Use the abstract outline or judging criteria (if available) as a planning guide for conferences that judge posters. Review the criteria to include the required elements: Content Format Presentation Poster

11 11 Guide for Use of Space 20% Text Bulleted Information Rather than full text (1text:2graphics ratio) 40% White Space Average viewer time: 3-5 minutes Poster size will determine the amount of content 40% Graphics Posters are visual: Use pictures, diagrams or graphs The Rule (Microsoft PowerPoint)

12 12 Content Topic/Concept see abstract outline Correlate headings to research or program based framework Easy to Read Easy to Understand Explicit Conclusion applies to,benefits others Evidence of support 4-5 points Strong Opening Main focus Do not assume viewer expertise Essential information is embodied in poster

13 13 Guidelines to Follow Poster presentations are visual -show what was done Able to view 3 feet away Use Heavier lines for ease in viewing

14 14 Format Background Formulation of topic/concept Description of events leading up to topic 2 Title Slide Name Institution 1 Purpose Aim statement 3 Bold and colour font are used to accentuate points 5 Do not change font type and avoid Italics 6 Lay out poster in a sequential order that is easy to follow 7 Number pages to assist the viewer’s with the flow of the poster 8 Conclusion Significance of project Implications for practice 4

15 15 Font Types, Use and Size Font Use Title Authors Affiliations Section Header Text Acknowledgments Acceptable Font Type: Tahoma Helvetica Palatino Arial Times New Roman Font Size 96 pt 72 pt pt 32 pt 24 pt 18 pt

16 16 Format Colours Formatting Tips Backgrounds should be complementary Avoid red/green- colour blindness is common RedGreen Unify poster- selecting one background colour Purple suggest rank- do not use with black or grey Yellow and red is a stimulating combination Use complementary colour as an accent Orange with blue or Blue with yellow are complementary Blue and green are calming and a popular choice Lighter shades create emphasis on dark backgrounds- Blue/white or grey /black White is stark but a high contrast to dark colours and black Black is dramatic and a good background to bright colours

17 17 How to Present the Poster Do not stand in front of poster Your verbal should only provides details Be prepared to answer questions References and handouts are commonly made available by the presenter

18 18 Conclusion Poster presentations are an effective method of presenting a topic/concept to: – Stimulate interest and discussion – Create a forum for research feedback – Allow for networking Determine one topic/concept and support with 4-5 points Develop content for a 5 minute viewing – Use the rule as a guide Formatting is vital as presentation is visual – Font type and size should be readable from 3 feet away – The poster size will determine the amount of content – Choose colours carefully – Use abstract/judging criteria as an outline for the poster

19 19 It is common to add acknowledgements to your poster – During the fellowship you may wish to thank your primary mentor or other members of your organization that supported your project Acknowledgements

20 20 References Berg, J. (2005). Creating a Professional Poster Presentation: Focus on Nurse Practitioners, Journal of American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 17(7), Hess, G., Liegel, L., Tosney, K. (2004). Creating Effective Poster Presentations. Retrieved January 15, 2006 from North Carolina State University/Oregon State University/University of Michigan. Web Site: Keely, B. (2004). Planning and Crating Effective Scientific Posters, The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. Retrieved January 15, 2006 from Miracle, V.(1999). Poster Presentations with style, Nursing Management, 30(9): 15, September Mittrany, D. (2005). Creating Effective Poster Presentations: The Editor’s Role, Science Editor,28(4), Tougas, J. (2005). Effective Poster Presentations. Retrieved January 15, 2006, from Dalhousie University, Faculty of Computer Science Web site: Creating a Poster Presentation (n.d.). Retrieved January 15, 2006 from Health Sciences Centre, Nursing Research Committee. Web site: How to Present a Poster Session. (n.d.) Retrieved January 15, 2006 from Queen’s University. Web site:


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