Online Course
Developing and Delivering a Conference Poster
Learn about the 3 Ds to poster presentation: Develop, Design, Deliver

1.5-2 hours





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Amanda Ager
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Amanda is a physiotherapist and researcher who is passionate about increasing clinicians' access to evidence-based knowledge

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A poster presentation allows clinicians to share their work with a broader clinical and research community at conferences, specialised events, or staff meetings. Poster presentations come in so many different formats, including in-person poster presentations and e-posters. They can be used as a scientific reference for clinical practice, to facilitate sharing and to showcase various projects. This course provides an overview of essential recommended elements for an effective poster. This course is designed for clinicians, early career researchers or any knowledge user hoping to give an impactful poster presentation in the future.


This course aims to discuss the best practices for developing and delivering an impactful poster presentation.


This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video 1: Why Build a Poster Presentation?
  2. Video 2: Key Elements of a Poster Presentation
  3. Reading Activity
  4. Video 3: Developing the Visual Layout of a Poster Presentation
  5. Reading Activity
  6. Video 4: Delivering a Strong Poster Presentation
  7. Reading Activity
  8. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1.5-2 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
Types of Activities - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.7 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • identify at least two purposes of a poster presentation
  • list the key elements and suggested headings of a poster presentation
  • discuss essential design features for a poster
  • identify at least four strategies to enhance the delivery of your poster
Featured reviews
Thank you for developing this course. The information is so helpful in so many settings. The information and guidance to develop posters were easy to follow. I enjoyed that I can apply this course to many areas of my practice!
Kim Jackson
Saint Lucia
I have not created a poster in 15 years and have never presented a poster. However, thanks to this course, I feel empowered to create and deliver my poster at WCPT. Amanda covered all my questions about posters and discussed the design, printing and how to prepare for delivery.
Tarina Van der Stockt
South Africa