ePoster FAQs


Find the answer to some frequently asked questions about our ePosters.


  • Do I have to pay to display my ePoster?

    In order to present your ePoster at the International Forum you must register for either our face to face or virtual attendance packages.

    The absolute final deadline for all poster presenters to register and pay to attend the International Forum is Wednesday 4 August. If you do not register and pay by this date we will regretfully assume your circumstances have changed and you no longer wish to present your work.

  • What if I want to submit my work for the virtual International Forum Asia 2021?

    All abstracts that were successful for an ePoster at the virtual International Forum Australasia 2021 in September will be automatically accepted for an ePoster at the International Forum Asia 2021 in November. If your ePoster is successful, the International Forum team will be in touch with instructions on how to re-submit and register for an additional International Forum.

  • How do I submit and upload my ePoster?

    We will only contact authors who have registered to attend either the face to face conference or the virtual conference by the Wednesday 4 August deadline with a submission link to upload their ePoster.

    The deadline to submit your ePoster will be Wednesday 27 August. Guidance on how to create your ePoster will be given in advance. 

    Once we have received your ePoster the International Forum team will upload your ePoster to the virtual platform. These will be made available to all delegates prior to the International Forum.

  • What should I do if I am unable to present my ePoster myself?

    If you cannot present your ePoster and are sending a colleague you must inform us by email to events@bmj.com. Please include the full abstract title and the name, email address and organisation for your replacement presenter. Please note that your replacement presenter cannot be already presenting an ePoster of their own. We have a strict policy of one ePoster display per presenter.

  • Can my abstract for ePoster display be written on any topic?

    We have 7 topics that you could submit to. You will be asked to choose which topic you are submitting your abstract to during the abstract submission process. Please make sure that your abstract matches the topic you are submitting to.

  • What size/orientation should my ePoster be? Are there any guidelines I should follow?

    You can take a look at the ePoster guidelines here.

  • When will my ePoster be viewed?

    ePosters will be made available for attendees to view before, during, and up to 12 months after the virtual International Forum.

  • Will there be any ePoster presentations at the International Forum?

    We are pleased to offer the opportunity for poster presenters to submit a short audio presentation alongside their ePoster. Please view page 5 of the guidelines to learn how to record a slide show with narration and embed this behind your ePoster. The audio should be embedded and submitted as part of your ePoster PowerPoint Presentation.

    We are also accepting short video presentations that will be showcased on the virtual platform. Please visit page 10 of the guidelines for more information.

    The ePoster guidelines can be found here.

  • When can I set up my ePoster display?

    As you will be creating and submitting an electronic poster, you will not need to bring a printed version with you to the International Forum.

  • Will my ePoster/abstract be published?

    No, as the ePosters will be easily searchable on the virtual platform and accessible during the event, we will not be creating Conference Proceedings for the virtual International Forum.

  • How do I amend my ePoster or add co-author names?

    You cannot amend your original submission. However, you can make any changes to the final ePoster that you submit before the International Forum.

  • Can I get a ePoster Certificate of Attendance?

    Yes, your certificate will be sent to you via email two weeks after the event.

  • Can I display the International Forum logo on my ePoster?

    The International Forum does not allow the use of BMJ, IHI, or any International Forum affiliated logos, to be displayed on ePosters at the International Forum.

  • Does my ePoster have to be in English?

    Yes, all ePosters need to be in English; your abstract will be unsuccessful if submitted in another language.

  • I have submitted to the call for abstracts for Sydney 2021. Will my poster submission automatically be transferred to the rescheduled event?

    Yes, your abstract will be automatically transferred to the virtual International Forum Australasia 2021.

  • If there has been any changes to the project I’ve already submitted, do I need to update you?

    If you would like to amend your abstract, please re-submit an updated version and contact events@bmj.com to request for your old abstract to be withdrawn.

  • I have submitted to the Call for Posters for Sydney 2021, when will I receive my results?

    All authors who have submitted into the Sydney or Australasia Call for Posters/ePosters will receive their results in June 2021.

  • Can I still submit a poster abstract for the virtual International Forum Australasia 2021?

    Yes, we have reopened the Call for ePosters – see more information here. The deadline to submit is Wednesday 26 May.