Posters FAQ


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


  • 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 on this page.

  • Do I have to pay to display my poster?

    Yes. In order to present your poster in person at the International Forum, you must register and pay the full fee for the two main event days (Tuesday 16 – Wednesday 17 May 2023). 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 Wednesday, 29 March 2023. 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.

  • How will my poster be displayed onsite?

    ePoster displays

    We will have a number of large screens organised by topic where attendees will be able to access our ePoster platform. The platform is searchable by topic, author, or keywords. 

    We will also share a link to the platform so that attendees can look at posters on their mobile device, tablet, or desktop computer at their convenience.  Here is a photo of one of our ePoster screens at a previous International Forum.

    healthcare improvement projects posters 2023

    Traditional poster boards

    In addition, presenters attending the International Forum in person may also choose to bring their poster along in a traditional printed format and display it on a poster board. You must let us know in advance if you wish to do this. More details will be provided when the poster results are sent in January 2023. Please note that this option is not available for online attendees. 

  • When will my poster be viewed?

    Poster presenters who have registered for the in-person conference will have their poster displayed on our electronic screens across the two main event days (Tuesday 16 – Wednesday 17 May 2023). 

    Your poster will be displayed within a topic hub onsite. It will also be available online on our ePoster platform before, during, and after the International Forum.

    All attendees are encouraged to spend time viewing the posters during lunch and breaks.

  • Will I have the opportunity to present my poster?

    You will have the opportunity to present your poster to your peers in person on one of our Poster Stages.

    The Poster Stage is a platform for discussing 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.

  • What should I do if I am unable to present my poster myself in person?

    If you cannot present your poster and are sending a colleague to Copenhagen to present it instead of you, you must inform us by email at 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 an poster of their own. We have a strict policy of one poster display per presenter.

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

    Our poster guidelines will be published after Call for Posters ends and will be shared with all registered poster presenters.

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

    You can make final changes to your poster submission before the submission deadline. If you need to make a change after this, please contact us

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

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

  • 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.

  • Can I get a Poster Presenter Certificate of Attendance?

    All poster presenters will receive a certificate. It will be sent to you via email two weeks after the International Forum.