Global Implantology Summit
Scientific Session

Deadline for poster submission is August 30, 2018.


  • Poster presenters are required to register at the meeting and pay the appropriate meeting fee.
  • In late September, after the presenter pre-registration deadline (deadline for submission is August 30, 2018), accepted and registered presenters, will receive a PRESENTATION NUMBER for their poster presentation. The Presentation Number will be used to locate their poster board in the poster/exhibition hall by meeting attendees and poster presentation judges. The Presentation Number will identify the poster in the Program Book. You must incorporate your Presentation Number into your poster display.
  • During poster set-up, look for your presentation number on the side of the poster board. DO NOT remove the number sign, since others will need to use that information to find their poster location throughout the meeting.
  • Poster presenter is responsible for supplying thumb tacks and tape to fixate their poster to their location. GIS will not supply these items.
  • Secure a Poster Presenter ribbon on site to wear during the meeting. This ribbon will allow you access to the poster/exhibition hall to set up and tear down your poster then when the hall is closed. You will not be allowed entrance into the exhibition hall without the proper ribbon.
  • The lead author of the poster is the presenter and needs to be at the poster at the assigned time to present.
  • Friends and colleagues cannot set up your poster for you.
  • Posters must remain up until the time specified.
  • The GIS will not be responsible for posters and materials left on poster boards after the stated hours.
  • You are required to stay at your poster at your assigned presentation time only. You are not required to stay during the entire viewing time. The GIS keeps track of no-shows, or presenters that are not at their poster for the duration of the session. Co-authors and/or mentors may be available to assist in answering questions, however, they may not present the paper.
  • You must set up and tear down your poster during the designated times. No exceptions will be allowed.
  • You must be knowledgeable in your subject and answer questions during your presentation.
  • If you are both a symposium speaker and a poster presenter at this meeting do not repeat symposium material in your individual presentation.
  • If applicable, presenters should mention the sponsors of their research in their presentation.
  • Presenters may have copies of their presentation available as handouts (recommend 100 copies at minimum if you chose this). This is not mandatory, just an option for the presenter to increase the impact of the presentation. Another option is a sheet for viewers to list their email address so the presenter can email them a copy of the poster.
  • Three awards will be given based on the judges scores, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. The winners will be awarded free entrance to the 2019 Global Implantology Summit. The 1st place winner will also be awarded entry to the Gala Dinner at the 2019 GIS meeting.


The presentation must cover the same material as the abstract submitted. Use the following instructions:
  • Presentation number of the abstract, title and author(s) must be included on the poster and placed in the upper right corner of the poster.
  • Posters are in a vertical format and are 3 feet (91cm) wide x 7 feet (213cm) high. Posters exceeding those dimensions will be permitted.
  • You may display your figures, tables, text, photography, etc. in the best manner for your abstract. Figures should be designed to be viewed from a distance and should use clear, visible graphics and large type. Color can be effective if used sparingly; use saturated dark colors on white background and rich, bright colors on dark backgrounds.
  • Briefly describe procedures and materials. Define all trade names first then use generic names throughout. All compounds and drugs must be identified.
  • Prepare all illustrations neatly and legibly beforehand in a size sufficient to be read at a distance of 8 feet (240 cm). Typed material should be prepared with large type.
  • A series of typewritten sheets attached to the poster board is not an acceptable poster. Posters must be professionally printed for quality standards.
  • Poster presenter is responsible to have poster professionally printed prior to the meeting and all expenses incurred are the responsibility of the presenter.
  • It is helpful if the sequence to be followed is indicated by number, letter, or arrows.
  • Please do not write or paint on the poster board.
If you have any questions about the application process, the status of your application, the time of your presentation or other logistics, please email