For anyone unfamiliar with posters at academic conferences, here’s how it works. The conference organisers put out a ‘call for abstracts’ several months in advance of the event. Researchers submit an abstract (short summary) of a new study and, if accepted, the researchers are invited to present their work in the form of a poster during set periods of the conference. The poster needs to be designed to communicate the key points of the research so that it catches delegates’ eyes so they engage in discussion with the researcher. It’s a great way to showcase new research, often before it is published.
You can see my poster here and the abstract here.