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Building the Perfect Poster: Professional Development Series

Are you presenting a poster at a conference? Are you submitting your research for Frank Low Day, April 25, 2019?

Whether you are presenting nationally or locally, and whether you are a seasoned researcher or new to the world of poster presentations, the new professional development series “Building the Perfect Poster” is just for you!

This three-part UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) professional development series is designed to cover the process of effective poster development from start to finish. The three sessions have been sequenced and scheduled to align with the timing of Frank Low Day, but the sessions are open to all and are designed such that anyone can build a research poster to present information, concepts, and data effectively and attractively.

Session One covered the early stages of poster design, including effective literature review strategies and fair use of images. The recording and materials are available here.

Session Two discussed design strategies for effective research posters. The recording and materials are available here.

Session Three: Production Strategies for Research Posters
April 2, 2019, 11:00 a.m. to noon, SMHS W201 or online

The last in this three-part series will be led by Information Resources. The best designed poster can fall flat at a conference if you haven’t taken things like format and size of your images or the final display size of your poster into account. How do you set up a PowerPoint to print out as a 3- x 4-foot document or a 4- x 8-foot document? What are the implications for print and graphic quality? Where can you print a poster that size? What are the options for transporting and displaying posters like this? This session will explore how to make your poster both visually pleasing AND how to avoid technical snafus during layout and printing. Stream this session by visiting this link. Note: This session’s streaming link will appear near the top of the list prior to the start of the session. It may not yet be available.

All sessions will be recorded for later viewing. Recordings will be available here within 48 hours of the event.

This is the first series of a new SMHS Faculty Affairs Professional Development Resources (PDR) collaboration of Library Resources, Education Resources, and Information Resources. The series is brought to you in partnership with the Evidence-Based Teaching Group (EBTG). Past EBTG topics have included assessment, online learning, precepting, active learning, simulation, ADA compliance, and educational scholarship. Many of the past EBTG events can be streamed from our website.

If you are interested in improving your teaching, watch for other upcoming events and join us! If you have any questions, would like more information, or would like to suggest (or lead!) a future meeting topic, please contact Adrienne Salentiny at