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How to design a visually stunning scientific poster


To provide attendees with practical knowledge to make their posters more attractive and visually effective.






Poster sessions are one of the main ways of communicating your research. Compared with scientific talks, poster presentations must face the double challenge of 1) competing with other posters for the audience attention and 2) presenting a summary of your work in a very short period of time.

In this course you will learn:

  • To identify the key aspects of a good poster.

  • To be able to identify and correct the most common pitfalls and mistakes in creating a good poster.

Please note the course consists of several sessions, and you should be able to attend all of them.

Study commitment

Participants have to commit to attend both sessions and do and send the task between sessions.

They also need to have a poster to work on during the course and be prepared to share them with the rest of the group. This material will be sent to the trainer before the course starts.

Other relevant information

Participants need to bring a laptop with either PowerPoint or Apple Pages.

For any issue regarding attendance before or during the course, please note that you should contact the Intervals team directly by sending an email to

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Principles of scientific data visualization and creating great visual aids

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Finished editions
  • 2022 Edition 1, Trimester 2: April, IN-PERSON : 26/04/2022


Jaume Fatjó
Jaume Fatjó

Jaume Fatjó, doctor in veterinary medicine and assistant Professor of Psychiatry (UAB). Over the past 15 years he has delivered scientific and continuing education lectures, courses and seminars on animal behaviour in 12 countries.