Poster Page

Thank you for agreeing to be a poster presenter at IHA’s 20th Annual Virtual Health Literacy Conference. Please read this page carefully and bookmark it for future reference.

Eskarlethe Juarez will be your conference liaison.

Please add her email ( to your address book to avoid missing important emails about the conference. And feel free to reach out to her if you have any questions about the conference. She will be happy to help you.

Important Information for ePoster Authors

  1. Register for the conference.
    • Click here to register for the conference.
  2. Upload your final ePoster PDF to the *virtual platform by April 30th.
  3. Record your Poster Audio Presentation through the *virtual platform by April 30th.
    • If you are not able to record your poster presentation, please let us know as soon as possible.
  4. Be Present on May 26th from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm (Pacific Time)! And have fun interacting with attendees at the virtual conference.


*Eskarlethe will email you additional information on how to access the virtual platform soon. 

Interactive ePoster Gallery

All ePosters and Prerecorded Poster Audio Presentations will be on display for conference attendees for the duration of the virtual conference from Tuesday, May 25 through Thursday, May 27, 2021.

Attendees will have the opportunity to interact and discuss directly with the ePoster authors on May 26th from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm (Pacific Time) through an interactive video chat located on the respective ePoster page.

More details will be available soon.

Pre-Recording Your Poster Audio Presentation

You will have the opportunity to add audio to your poster. Attendees will hear the audio when they view the poster and it creates a more personal and engaging experience. You will be able to pre-record your Poster Audio Presentation through the *virtual platform by April 30th.
Rehearse your presentation and memorize points you want to emphasize during the audio recording of your poster presentation. The maximum recording is 3-minutes.

ePoster Competition

This year the IHA Virtual Health Literacy Poster Competition will be a little different! Attendees can vote for the Best Overall- Most Impact on Health Literacy and Health Equity ePoster during the virtual conference. IHA staff will integrate the results and announce the winners on Thursday, May 27th.

Additional information on judging criteria and winner recognitions will be available soon.

How to Create an Attractive Poster

Posters are a visual presentation of a researcher’s findings or details of an implemented program or innovative solution. Your poster should include…
    1. The title of the presentation,
    2. A list of all those involved in creating the study/program, and
    3. Graphics (graphs, charts, illustrations, and/or photos) to help get your point across.

ePoster Requirements

The ePoster must be 1 page, single-sided, and in English.
  • You can create your ePoster using PowerPoint, Adobe Illustrator, Canvas, or any other appropriate program.
  • Aspect Ratio for all ePosters is 16:9. This is now the default aspect ratio in the newer versions of PowerPoint.
    • If you’re using PowerPoint 2010 or older, you will have to change the aspect ratio from 4:3 to 16:9. (Design tab -> Page Setup -> “Slides sized for:” -> Choose “On-screen Show (16:9).
  • Minimum font size should not be smaller than 6pt.
    • We recommend that posters be readable without having to zoom in when displayed at full computer screen width.
  • The final poster upload must be a PDF file.

Designing Your Poster

Design your poster to highlight the major points of your topic. Present enough information but avoid overcrowding. Use lines, frames, contrasting colors, or arrows to call attention to important points.


Consider various options for presenting the important points of your research:
  • Use graphs to clarify and emphasize the key relationships between figures. Graphs should be precise, clearly labeled, and placed near the companion text.
  • Select the type of chart that best illustrates your point. For example, pie charts compare relative parts that make up a whole, and line charts are better for depicting trends over time.
  • If using tables, make sure columns are not too narrow, too numerous, or too long. Use tables only when simpler visuals like graphs or charts won’t suffice.
You can also use images to entice viewers. You can find copyright-free images on websites such as:


Select a clean and simple font and use it consistently throughout the poster. Use both upper and lower case letters, especially in the body of your presentation.


Use color to attract interest and to dramatize similarities and differences. Emphasis may be lost if more than four colors are used. If you choose to use a background color, make sure there is enough contrast to be able to see the text.

Useful Software

If you have any questions prior to the conference, contact Eskarlethe Juarez at