Physician Assistant Resources: Poster Design

Poster Resources for PA Students

Creating Effective Posters class presentation slides

Poster Template for 36" x 56" (printable .PDF)

Sample Poster Template for 36" x 56" posters (.PPT usable for drafting a poster)

WIDESCREEN Poster Template (31.5" x 56") to refer to in creating e-posters (.PDF version)

WIDESCREEN Poster Template (31.5" x 56") for e-poster (.PPT usable for drafting a poster)

Finding Free/Open Use  Images with Google filtered for free/open use under

Sample Poster Template for 36" x 56" electronic posters (.ppt to use for making a poster)

Creative Commons or GNU license or in public domain

Flickr: Creative Commons: Photos offered by Flickr users for free/open use under a Creative Commons license

Exporting PowerPoint 2016 files in .pdf format for printing

Windows/PC:  File > Export > Create PDF/XPS > optimize for Standard (publishing online or printing) > Publish

Mac:  https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Export-a-PowerPoint-2016-for-Mac-presentation-to-PDF-a09eeee9-5a1e-47ac-913f-becc79f43563

 

A Selection of Key HSL Media Design Resources

From HSL home page > scroll down to bottom of subject resources, click on more subjects > scroll down, click on media design under “subjects and librarians” on left.  You will see several guides, including these:

 

Additional resources:  

 

Some Resources and Examples from PA Conferences:

AAPA/American Academy of Physician Assistants poster resources (updated 2/2016):

Sample:  AAPA 2016 Poster Session Guidelines - 2016 AAPA Conference (.pdf):  learn about the process and the JAAPA Student Poster Award, see FAQ's, and more (deadline to submit has passed for 2016 Conference)

  • If you are interested in submitting an abstract for an ePoster at AAPA 2017, please look for more information in September, 2016.
  • If you are interested in submitting as abstract for Research in Action at AAPA 2017, please look for more information in May, 2017.
  • Alternatively, you may contact postersession@aapa.org to be put on the announcement lists. - See more at: https://www.aapa.org/research/research-activities/#sthash.uTqwyljb.dpuf

2015 AAPA Poster Abstracts are published in October, November, December 2015 (Voume 28: 10-12) of JAAPA. 

AFPPA/Association of Family Practice Physician Assistants

 

Poster Design Tips Handout

Tips for Creating a Poster in PowerPoint 2013/2016

click here for .pdf version

  • PowerPoint 2016 is very similar to PowerPoint 2013 (PC’s) and 2011 (Mac’s). 
  • Poster Size (if you’re printing the poster for display):
    • A PowerPoint slide can’t be larger than 56” by 56”, unless you set the slide size to widescreen (in PowerPoint 2013 this will make the slide width 64”.)
    • If you want your poster to be larger than that, you will need to set your slide to be half-size and print the poster at 200%
  • Aligning Objects:
    • To align 2 or more objects, select the objects and then click ArrangeàAlign on the Home tab.
    • You can align objects by their centers, left or right sides, middles, or top and bottom sides.
  • Distributing Objects Evenly:
    • If you have 3 or more objects that you want to space evenly, select them and go to the Home tab and click ArrangeàAlignàDistribute Horizontally or Distribute Vertically.
  • Grouping Objects:
    • If you want to be able to move 2 or more objects together, you can group them.
    • To do this, select the objects, go to the Home tab and click ArrangeàGroup. The objects you grouped will now behave as though they were one object.
    • If you want to separate objects you’ve grouped, just select the grouped object and click ArrangeàUngroup on the Home tab.
  • Send to Front/Send to Back:
    • If you want to be able to see an object that’s now behind another one, select the first object and click ArrangeàSend to Front on the Home tab.
    • To hide an object that’s now in front of another one, select the first object and click ArrangeàSend to Back on the Home tab.
  • To Make a Perfect Square or Circle, or a Perfectly Straight Line:
    • Hold down the Shift key as you’re drawing them.
  • Check Images for Pixelation:
    • Zoom your view to 100%.
  • If You Need an Extra Pair of Eyes on Your Poster: Contact us: Ask-a-Librarian!

Chana Kraus-Friedberg, Graduate Research Assistant, UNC Health Sciences Library, March, 2015 

School of Medicine High Resolution Logo for Posters

School of Medicine Logos / Branding web page
Blue, black, or white logos in various file formats. Use the approved image in your posters presentations, reports, or publications.

 

To use this JPEG image in your poster, open and right click on the image, select "Save image as". In PowerPoint, select Insert then Picture.

Bob Ladd

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