Poster committee:

Dr. Vicki Hall (UK), Prof. Ben Schmand (NL), Peter Giger (CH)

Poster Submission:

Email a 200-words summary in English to
Deadline: March 31, 2017.
Decisions will be made by April 30, 2017.

Reviewing Process:

All submissions will be peer reviewed and rated by two members of the poster committee. The authors will be informed about the decision, receive a summary feedback and a copy of the reviewers' recommendations.

Datablitz Session:

On June 22nd, a datablitz session will be held in which a selection of posters will be orally presented by their authors to alert the audience to their presentations, with a time limit of 5 minutes and a maximum of 3 slides to be presented. Please indicate in your poster submission if you want to be considered for one of these brief presentations. The poster committee will make a choice of submissions and inform the authors about their decision.

Schedule and Location:

Posters will be displayed in a separate room opposite to the lecture hall during the whole conference.

  • Use lightweight materials (not cardboard).
  • Posters should contain information about the author and institution he/she represents, and title of the poster. Lettering should be about 5 cm high (2 ½ inches).
  • Posters need to be LANDSCAPE and measure a maximum of 1500 mm wide x 1000 mm high. They should be legible from a distance of 3 to 4 metres (10 to 12 feet).
  • Materials for fixing posters to the boards will be provided at the conference.

General Advice:
  • Poster content should be appropriate to the conference topic of symptom validity assessment. Posters which address the broader issue of forensic / medicolegal assessment from related perspectives may also be submitted for consideration. Case reports are welcome.
  • Your poster should contain information about your research. Explain your research question and key conclusions.
  • Creative use of graphic detail, such as drawings, charts and tables, is recommended.
  • Use different font sizes to your advantage to allow important information to be seen at a glance.
  • Make sure others can identify you. Put the logo of your organization on your poster and add this logo to your name badge (e.g., university pin, sticker, etc.). You may add a picture of yourself to your poster, so that delegates can find you, even when you are not around your poster. Contact information should be given on the poster.
  • Produce a brief handout which summarizes your poster and provides your contact details and distribute to interested delegates.

Remember: A picture is worth a thousand words. Text bodies should be limited.

After the Conference:

Please remove your posted materials on the last day of the conference. Any materials left on the poster board afterwards will be removed and discarded. The organizers are not responsible for any materials left behind at the completion of the conference.


Please email to