Poster FAQ


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


  • Do I have to pay to display my poster?

    In order to present your poster at the International Forum, you must register and pay the full fee for the two main event days (Wednesday 29 – Thursday 30 April 2020). This applies to all poster presenters. Please note there are no one-day registration options for poster presenters.

    The deadline for all poster presenters to register and pay to attend the International Forum is Friday 6 March 2020. 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 should I do if I am unable to present my poster myself?

    If you cannot present your poster and are sending a colleague, you must inform us by email to events@bmj.com. This will ensure that we have a space for the poster display. 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 a poster of their own. We have a strict policy of one poster display per presenter.

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

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

    A list of topics can be found here.

  • What does a poster board look like?

    International Forum 2020, Copenhagen 2020, Healthcare

  • When will my poster be viewed?

    All posters will be displayed during the two main event days, Wednesday 29 – Thursday 30 April 2020.

    Poster Stage sessions: This year, you will have the opportunity to present your poster to your peers on our Poster Stage located in the Exhibition Hall. The Poster Stage will give you a platform to share your work with delegates during a 5 minute allocated slot. If you would like to present on the Poster Stage, you will have the opportunity to sign-up* before the event. Further information, including how to present, will be sent to all registered poster presenters in due course.

    *The Poster Stage has limited availability and slots will be allocated in order of presenters signed up. We can’t guarantee every presenter will be able to present on the Poster Stage.

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

    You cannot amend your original submission. However, you can make changes to the final poster that you bring to the venue.

  • How do I get a letter of invitation to support my visa application?

    If a letter of invitation is required to support your visa please contact us at events@bmj.com once you have registered. We are only able to provide invitation letters to individuals who have registered and paid to attend the International Forum. If for any reason your visa application was unsuccessful, we will be able to refund your registration fee in line with our terms and conditions and upon receipt of proof of unsuccessful application.

  • What do I do with my poster after the International Forum?

    Posters must be removed from the venue by 5pm on Thursday 30 April 2020. Any posters remaining will be removed by the venue and disposed of.

  • Will I have somewhere to store any poster tubes/cylinders/cases?

    Unfortunately, we have no space to store any items. Any poster tubes/ cases left in the venue will be disposed of. If you would like to reuse your case/ tube to carry your poster from the venue at the end of the event on Thursday, we advise you to store this in your hotel or the venue cloakroom (you may have to pay a small fee, set by the venue).

  • Can I get a Poster Presenter Certificate of Attendance?

    Your certificate will be sent to you via email two weeks after the event.