Present a Poster Board
Engage your entire team, earn valuable NAHAM Contact Hours, and generate publicity for department, your staff, and your hospital!
How? Present a poster board presentation at NAHAM's 40th Annual Educational Conference & Exposition. Presentation of a poster board is a great opportunity for you to share your successes, tips, and process improvements with our conference attendees.
If NAHAM receives 8 or more poster board submissions, there will be an onsite competition at the conference to select the best presentation; winners will be announced on site and awarded a prize to be determined at a later date.
Why You Should Present a Poster:
- Have your great work recognized by your peers.
- Present important information without speaking from the podium.
- A poster is a great way for your hospital to gain professional recognition as a contributor to the field at a national conference.
- A poster is an excellent way to involve staff memebrs at all levels on a project and provides them a chance to develelop their presentation skills.
- A poster presentation can be included on your resume.
- Posters should be informational/educational in nature and be free from any commercial bias.
- Professionally drawn charts, tables and graphics will greatly increase the effectiveness of any poster. Hand lettered materials should be in heavy lettering at least 3/8" high.
- Text should also be printed in fonts of 3/8" height.
- Illustrations and tables should be kept relatively simple to maximize legibility.
- Avoid "arty" style and keep captions brief.
- Lines in graphs should be heavy. Symbols, letters, and numbers should be large enough to be seen from a distance of six feet.
- A backing of colored paper for each item on the poster board is an inexpensive yet attractive and useful way of enhancing the legibility of the data. Contrast is important.
Some poster presenters provide handouts with a synopsis of their poster presentation by tacking a folder that contains 8 ½ x 11 take aways to the poster board. You may want to consider this add-on feature.
Posters must be able to fit in the maximum allotted space of 8' wide x 4' tall', however it is not required that you utilize all of the space. You must bring all materials necessary to mount your poster. Posters must be in place by 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13 in the designated area (TBD) at the Westin Diplomat. Posters should remain up until the meeting adjourns at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 16.
How to Submit Your Proposal
If you are interested in presenting a poster, please contact Tiffany Boykin at NAHAM at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submitting your proposal (name of presenters, full name of presentation as it should appear in the program, and agreement to attend Poster Board on Wednesday, May 14 from 4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.) is due no later than March 7, 2014.