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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

Two weeks before the course, participants should send samples of posters that they would like to improve or they are facing difficulties with.

Other relevant information

Participants also should have a basic understanding of Microsoft PowerPoint or Apple Pages.

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Juame Fatjó
Juame 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.

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