2023 Conference

SAR International Research Conference: May 18-21, 2023 New York City, NY, USA

From Mechanism to Patient-Centered Care: Research in Acupuncture and Traditional East Asian Medicine

Abstract Specifications


Poster size:  42 inches x 42 inches maximum size

Language:  English

Format Guidelines:  The poster should consist of text, images, tables, and photos. It should be clear and concise. The image resolution should be 200–300dpi.Our suggestion is that the font size of the main heading be 90–150 so that it could be seen clearly 2 meters away; the font size of subheads 50–72; the font size of the text 28–44. Please select the proper font size according to your specific conditions. We recommend a mix of text 20%, images 40%, white space 40%.  

Content: 1. Background; 2. Objective; 3. Materials and Methods; 4. Results and Discussion; 5. Conclusion; 6. Reference; 7. Acknowledgement 

Each poster will be presented on its assigned day, either Thursday, May 18 or Friday, May 19, 2023.  Main authors whose abstracts were approved as poster sessions should have received an email notification of acceptance.  Posters should be made by required dimensions listed above, brought to the conference, and posted to their specific location by participants themselves. Participants will find their respective poster board location when checking in to the conference, via the conference handouts.
Posters will be affixed to standing poster boards.  Push pins will be provided (already on each standing poster board). 

NOTE: Each poster board will accommodate TWO posters on each side, so please use only ½ of the board when affixing your poster to the board (these will be numbered, so look for your assigned number to find out where to place your poster).

When you arrive at the conference, handouts that list locations of poster board assignments and meeting room assignments will be posted to the “Community Board” in the registration area.

Poster boards are located on the 7th floor.  Boards will be numbered, and each presentation will be assigned a corresponding number. Find your presentation number on the handout and proceed to the assigned poster board location. (Handouts will also be located in the Poster Reception areas at the meeting site.)


Thursday posters should be up by Thursday morning no earlier than 10:00am (and may be affixed to your assigned board as soon as possible after 10am) and must be taken down by Thursday evening at 8pm.

Friday posters should be up by Friday morning at 10am and taken down by Friday evening 7pm.

NOTE: Posters that are not picked up by the end time on your assigned day as listed above will be discarded!

Authors who submitted abstracts were notified of their status by email to the main contact listed in their submission

Poster Board assignments can be viewed here.

Note: If you do not see a poster assignment and are planning to attend the conference and present your poster, that means we did not receive an email confirming your poster presentation. 

Please send an email to [email protected] for a poster board assignment (please include your abstract number in the subject line). 



Individual oral abstract presentations should be no longer than 10 minutes in duration with 3 minutes following to allow for questions from attendees.

We recommend that your slide presentation be approximately 10 slides, allowing 1 slide per minute. However, you should practice your talk often to make sure that you can deliver your talk within the allotted time.

Please bring your presentation with you to the conference on a portable drive.  This may be uploaded to the meeting room laptop where your session is scheduled (please check the Conference Program to find your meeting room)

either early in the morning the day of your presentation, or during a break or lunch, depending on when your presentation is scheduled.

Presentations should be made clearly in English.