Learn about this year’s abstract themes and poster guidelines.

Abstract Themes


  • Global health practicums abroad
  • Community-based participatory programs
  • Using technology in global health
  • Innovative ways to provide global health education
  • Using technology in global health/mhealth


  • General non-communicable diseases
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Nutrition
  • Tobacco use, e-cigarettes
  • Urbanization


  • Nationalized health systems
  • Global health trade
  • Public health ethics
  • Global health diplomacy
  • Human rights issues in global health


  • Air pollution
  • Chemical and health
  • Industry and health
  • Food safety


  • Aging
  • Maternal and child health
  • Indigenous populations and health
  • Social determinants of health
  • Cross-cultural studies on health

Poster Guidelines

If your abstract has been selected for a poster presentation at the 2017 APRU Global Health Conference, please follow these guidelines.

First, confirm via email to Mellissa Withers (mwithers@usc.edu) that you will be able to give this presentation. If you can’t be there in person but know someone else who could present your poster, that is acceptable. Please make sure to register for the workshop.

Poster presentations are a great way to showcase researchers’ work in an interactive format. We expect that approximately 30-40 posters will be displayed concurrently during the poster session (please check the agenda for times).

General poster guidelines:

  • Your poster should measure a maximum of .75 meters wide by 1 meter tall.
  • Posters should ideally be printed on a light background and on non-glossy paper.
  • Your poster should include the title of the presentation and list of authors.
  • Text should be legible from a distance of at least 3 meters. Use a large font size (recommended 20 point) and avoid the use of fancy fonts. Sans serif fonts, such as Veranda, are much easier to read than Serif fonts.
  • Use wide margins in order to make your poster legible.
  • Try to minimize the amount of text on your poster and include figures, tables, charts and photographs. Color is also preferred.
  • If possible, please include: an introduction, methods, results and discussion.

Additional information:

  • Please print your poster and bring it to the workshop.
  • You will be able to set up your poster beginning Oct. 17.
  • Thumbtacks will be available onsite to display the posters on a board.
  • No audiovisual equipment is permitted for poster sessions.
  • Please plan to stand next to your poster to explain your poster to viewers and answer any questions.
  • You might consider bringing business cards or a few handouts of the poster in case a viewer is interested in more information.