Poster Guidelines

Key Requirements

  • All poster submissions are considered accepted upon successful transmission of the poster abstract. The NSH Poster Team may reach out to individuals if there are questions or modifications needed.
  • Poster presenters are required to be registered for the Symposium/Convention.
  • Poster presenters will be assigned a 30 minute presentation slot that is part if the NSH Convention Program.
  • Your poster and all enhancements must be submitted by August 21, 2020 - failure to submit on time may result in the removal of your poster from our program and will reduce your overall score assigned by the Poster Judging Team.

Digital Poster Format
Please provide a 1920 X 1180 high quality PDF for your main poster format. The top of poster must include the TITLE, AUTHOR(S), and INSTITUTION(S).  Recommend title lettering to be 60+ clearly readable font.  Author(s) is responsible for all titles and headings.  Poster should be self explanatory, simple and specific, presenting material in a logical, legible manner.  Use the past tense and the third-person (avoid “I,” “we,” and “our”).  Basic theories or hypotheses should be presented with as much supporting data as possible, including pertinent statistical analysis and a conclusion.  Introduction, written material, photos, charts and graphs should be in a sequential fashion, and trademarks must be indicated where appropriate.  Include references.  A disclaimer may be posted to indicate that, "results and/or modifications are in preparation for publication and cannot be used without permission of author(s)."

Video or Audio Enhancement
The digital format of posters allows you to include audio and video enhancements.  This can include a video of a technique you are presenting, an interview with someone involved in your project or familiar with the topic, audio explaining your outcomes, or other enhancements that best display your poster. These files would be activated within your poster at a designated area of by selection of a button in the lower navigation bar of the menu.

Handout material for dissemination during the poster session is optional but highly recommended.  Presenters are responsible for preparation of handout(s) in digital format. The handout can be a portrait or landscaped formatted PDF.  To prevent copyright infringements, copyright material and duplication from previously published articles are unacceptable.  Handouts wil lbe sent to attendees while they view your poster by selecting the email handout option. Please note, attendees the NSH members will have the ability to email a copy of the PDF poster to themselves when at the kiosks.  Posters will also be made available to the NSH membership at large via The Block, NSH’s members only professional community. 

Continuing Education Hours
NSH awards three CEUs for presenting a scientific poster at the Annual Symposium/Convention.

Presentation Schedule
Posters will be viewed during the virtual event from October 13-15th.  Presenters will be given a timeslot to answer questions from attendees in a chat feature.  

Abstract Publication
Abstracts of accepted posters are formatted for and included as part of the Symposium/Convention onsite program and will be published as submitted, without editing.  In addition all accepted abstracts are submitted for publication in the December 2019 issue of the Journal of Histotechnology.  Any abstract that does not meet the standards of the Journal will be returned to the author for modifications and resubmission. 

Convert Your Poster to a Publication for the Journal of Histotechnology
Presenters interested in publishing their poster presentation in the Journal of Histotechnology should indicate so in the submission email.  You can convert the entire poster presentation into a Rapid Research Communication or Technical Note.  “Instructions for Authors” for manuscript format and submission is at .  Please submit by November 1, 2020.  To avoid copyright infringement, your “poster to publication” cannot be submitted to, published in, or duplicated from other journals, trade magazines or websites without their permission.   For help or questions about conversion or submission, contact

Submit your Poster Online:  
Poster applications must be submitted online and include title, authors, and an abstract - click here for the online application.

Submission Deadline: July 17, 2020
Submission Deadline: August 21, 2020

Need Help?
Here are a few resources for preparing and presenting your poster: 

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