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Platform Guidelines

There are three platform sessions -- one each day of the conference from 8:00-9:00am. Each platform presentation is 15 minutes duration: 10 minutes for slide presentation and 5 minutes for audience and moderator questions. Please deliver your slide presentation via USB flash thumb drive to the podium 30 minutes prior to the start of the assigned platform session. Have a back-up copy of the presentation available in case of any problems. A disclosure statement slide must be included at the beginning of each presentation. 

Helpful hints for a successful platform:

  • While it is appropriate to include background material in the presentation, we encourage you to focus primarily on the body of your study: the methods, results, analysis, conclusion, limitations, and future implications to medical toxicology.
  • Keep text to a minimum: Use short bulleted sentences rather than lengthy paragraphs and organize information into figures, tables, diagrams, and lists.
  • Please be sure to clear any copyrighted materials such as photos, video clips, audio recordings or borrowed slides before your presentation
  • For the inexperienced presenter: Rehearse your presentation to make certain that it will be complete within the allotted 10 minutes.
  • The slide presentation should be MS PowerPoint or Apple Keynote.
If you are presenting your abstract as a platform presentation, you do not need to create a poster.

Moderated Poster Guidelines

Six moderated posters will be presented each day of the conference. These posters will be displayed in a room adjacent to the main poster session room, and the moderated forum will take place at the same time as the regular poster session. Authors of moderated posters will be asked to give a 2-3 minute presentation of their poster, after which they will engage with a moderator and answer audience questions. 

Please see below guidelines for creating your poster. 

Poster Guidelines

The poster mounting board is 8 ft. (96 inches) wide and 4 ft. (48 inches) vertical. Posters should be made slightly smaller to fit in this allotted space. It is essential that your poster is hanging prior to the scheduled start time of the session. On your assigned day, you will need to stand by your poster during the author with poster times (see schedule below) to receive attendee comments and questions. Use of ACMT assigned QR codes on posters (see details below) is strongly encouraged.

Helpful guidelines for effective poster construction:

  • Data should be easily read from four feet away.
  • The title panel should include full title, all authors, and affiliations across the top of the poster.
    • Title: 60-72 size font
    • Authors: 48 size font
    • Institution: 36 size font
  • Follow the format of your abstract: Introduction, Hypothesis, Methods or Case Report, Results or Case Discussion, Conclusions, Limitations, Future Implications, etc.
  • Keep text to a minimum: Use short bulleted sentences rather than lengthy paragraphs and organize information into figures, tables, diagrams, and lists.
  • All figures, images, diagrams, tables, and lists should be labeled.
  • Any images of patients should be masked appropriately to protect the individual’s identity.
  • Inclusion of the original abstract on the poster is optional. If you are presenting an abstract that is already published, you may consider printing some copies of your abstract to have available as a handout.
  • A bibliography is optional. You may consider printing some bibliographies to have available as a handout to attendees with special interest. 
  • Funding sources must be disclosed 

QR (Quick Response) Codes

qrcode_WWWACMT.pngAll abstracts have been assigned a unique QR code that will be sent via email to the submitting author in late January 2018. Annual meeting registrants with a QR scanner on their smartphone or tablet will be able to download posters for viewing during and after the poster sessions. Poster PDF (maximum size 10MB) must be submitted no later than March 19, 2018.
The electronic poster version (PDF) available for download is not intended as a replacement for the printed poster, as described above. 
Note: QR code graphic image must be printed in black & white, approximately 1" x 1", and placed on the lower right hand corner of the poster.
Email your poster PDF to  and include the abstract # in your email. Poster PDFs will be uploaded to the ACMT website by ACMT staff.
Moderated Poster and Poster Session with Authors Schedule


   Friday, April 6, 2018

   Moderated Poster Session 1 - 10:30am-11:30am
   Poster Session 1 - 10:30am-11:30am

   Saturday, April 7, 2018

   Moderated Poster Session 2 - 10:30am-11:30am
   Poster Session 2 - 10:30am-11:30am

  Sunday, April 8, 2018

  Moderated Poster Session 3 - 10:30am-11:30am
  Poster Session 3 - 10:30am-11:30am


Set-Up Time

Posters should be in place by 7:30am on the assigned session day.

As stated in the submission process, one of the authors must register for the 2018 ACMT Annual Scientific Meeting. Information concerning registration is available here. Registration discounts expire on January 29, 2018. Please send ACMT  the name of the representative author no later than March 19, 2018.

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