If you are participating as either a speaker or poster presenter at Blood 2018, please read through the information below. If you have any queries please contact blood@theconferencecompany.com 


All presenting authors (oral and poster) must register and pay for the Meeting by September 4th.  You can register by clicking here, if you have not registered by the deadline advised, we may remove your presentation / poster from the program.

Oral Presentations

If your acceptance email advised you were accepted for an 'Oral presentation', please read this section carefully.

Your oral presentation is comprised of a presentation followed by questions and answers. Please refer to your confirmation email for your oral duration.

Slide Setup
Please save your slide setup in 16:9 ratio (widescreen) to fit the projection being used. 

If you have any disclosures to make (such as conflict of interest or funding support from commercial organisations) please ensure you include a slide at the start of your presentation.

If you would like to use the Blood 2018 powerpoint template, please click here to download it.

At The Venue
Your venue will be equipped with a laptop and data projector and you will have the choice of a lectern microphone, lapel microphone or handheld microphone.  If you require any other equipment please advise us (blood@theconferencecompany.com). The venue is also set up for Mac users.

Please load your presentation at the speaker’s preparation room at least 2 hours prior to your presentation.  We recommend bringing two copies of your presentation on two separate memory sticks.

The room will be open at the following times:

Saturday 19 October                 1400 - 1700hrs
Sunday 20 October                  0700 – 1800hrs
Monday 21 October                 0700 – 1800hrs
Tuesday 22 October                0700 – 1800hrs
Wednesday 23 October           0700 – 1000hrs

Poster Presentations

If your acceptance email advised you were accepted for a 'Poster Presentation', please read this section carefully.

Poster Set up and Display

  • Posters will be on display in Exhibition Hall 1 from Sunday 21st October to Wednesday 24th October. A dedicated poster viewing session is held on Monday 22nd October from 1715hrs - 1845hrs.
  • Posters will be on display in the Exhibition Hall until 1200hrs on Wednesday 24th October.
  • Posters must not be removed until after 1600hrs on Tuesday 23rd October. If you wish to keep your poster, please ensure you remove them by 1030hrs on Wednesday 24th October. All posters remaining after this time will be destroyed.
  • The posters will be hung on Saturday, you do not need to collect your poster from the registration desk.

Preparation of Posters

  1. POSTER SIZE: Your poster will be printed at A0 size i.e. 1189mm high x 841mm wide (portrait orientation only)
  2. POSTER TEMPLATE: These templates have been created to assist you in your preparations. You do not have to use either of these templates and can create your own.

            • Click here for powerpoint template (A3 size, will be exported and resized to be A0)
                    º If importing PPT pdf files into InDesign and re-exporting, please ensure you allow for 300dpi output, 5mm bleed with crop
                       marks and conversion to CMYK         

            • Click here for InDesign template, please take note of the following:
                    º A minimum of 5mm bleed is required around all pages to ensure that any imagining or tints do not end short of the page.
                    º Critical Text and logos should not fall within 15mm of the trim edge.
                    º Image resolution should be at 300dpi output
                    º All fonts to be converted to outlines

  1. IMAGES:
            º Please ensure all images included are a minimum of 1MB to ensure the quality is retained for printing.
            º Please ensure your document is set to CMYK colour mode for accurate colour quality print
  2. FONT: Please ensure only standard fonts are used, Arial or Helvetica. Do not use any special fonts as text may be lost when imported for print.
  3. FINAL PDF: You must supply your poster artwork as a print ready PDF at 300dpi resolution.
  4. Failure to provide files compliant with the instructions above could impact on the print quality of your poster.
  5. Your final poster PDF must be emailed to blood@theconferencecompany.com by 5pm 21 September 2018. Failure to provide your poster artwork by this date could result in your abstract be removed from the program.

Guidelines for Poster Presentation

  1. INITIAL SKETCH. Plan your poster early. Focus your attention on a few key points. Try various styles of data presentation to achieve clarity and simplicity. Does the use of colour help? What needs to be expressed in words?
  1. ROUGH LAYOUT. Enlarge your best initial sketch, keeping the dimensions in proportion to the final poster. Ideally, the rough layout should be full size. Draw rough graphs and tables. This will give you an idea of proportions and balance.
  1. BALANCE. The figures and tables ought to cover slightly more than 50% of the poster area. If you have only a few illustrations, make them large. Do not omit text, but keep it brief. The poster should be understandable without oral explanation.
  1. TYPOGRAPHY. Avoid abbreviations, acronyms and jargon. Use a consistent type-style throughout. Use large type, for example HELVETICA. A 22mm x 30mm sheet photo statically enlarged 50% makes text readable from 1.5 metres.
  1. MOVEMENT. The movement (pathway) of the eye over the poster ought to be natural (down columns and along rows). Size attracts attention. Arrows, hands, numbers and symbols can clarify sequence.
  1. SIMPLICITY. Do not overload the poster. More material may mean less communication. Ask yourself, what do I want the viewer to remember?
  1. FINAL LAYOUT. The artwork is complete. The text and tables are typed but not necessarily enlarged to full size. Now ask - "Is the message clear? Do the important points stand out? Is there a balance between words and illustrations? Is the pathway through the poster clear?"

If you have any queries please contact The Conference Company via email: blood@theconferencecompany.com