Poster FAQs

  • Will my poster submission automatically be transferred to the rescheduled event?

    Yes, if you have submitted a poster already, this will automatically be transferred to the June 2021 dates.

  • Can I still submit a poster abstract for the International Forum Sydney in June 2021?

    Yes, we have extended the Call for Posters deadline until Wednesday 10 February 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like to amend your abstract, please re-submit an updated version and contact to request for your old abstract to be withdrawn.

  • If I have already submitted an abstract, when will I receive the results?

    As we have extended the Call for Posters deadline, we will review all submissions in February 2021 and send the results to all authors by the end of March 2021.

  • 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 (Tuesday 8 – Wednesday 9 June 2021) by Wednesday 21 April 2021. Students and poster presenters from low income countries must also have registered by this date. Please note there are no one day registration options for poster presenters. Information on fees for attending Sydney 2021 can be found on our Fees and Registration page.

    The absolute final deadline for all poster presenters to register and pay to attend the International Forum is Wednesday 21 April 2021. 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 to ensure that we have a space for your 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.

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

    Take a look at the poster guidelines here.

  • What does a poster board look like?

  • When will my poster be viewed?

    All posters will be displayed on the two main event days, Tuesday 8 – Wednesday 9 June 2021.

    Poster stage – we are offering the opportunity for authors to present their poster on our poster stage. Spaces will be limited and more information will be emailed once you are registered.

  • When can I set up my poster display?

    You can set up your poster after 4pm on Monday 7 June or from 07:30 during the main conference days.

    Each poster will be displayed on a board within its submitted theme. Our team will be on hand to direct you to the correct board and give you all you need to secure the poster on the board. 

  • Where will my poster/abstract be published?

    You will have the opportunity to opt in to publish your abstract in the Forum Conference Proceedings.

    The Conference Proceedings will be a collection of the abstracts which will be displayed as posters in Sydney 2021. In order to feature in the Conference Proceedings, all authors with accepted abstracts must agree to the inclusion of their abstract in the Conference Proceedings and must register to display their poster during the conference.

    Distribution of the Conference Proceedings:

    • Email PDF to all attendees before the start of the International Forum.
    • Publish PDF on the International Forum website and communicate via social media once the conference is finished.
    • Include PDF in marketing emails and other marketing communications as required to promote future Forums.

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

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

  • 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?

    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. If a letter of invitation is required to support your visa please contact us at once you have registered.

  • Does my poster have to be in English? 

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

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

    Posters must be removed from the venue by 17:00 on Wednesday 9 June 2021. 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 re-use your case/ tube to carry your poster from the venue at the end of the event on Wednesday, 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).