CCSA’s Issues of Substance Conference

Information for Poster Presenters

Thank you for agreeing to present a poster at CCSA’s Issues of Substance 2023 conference. Please find below details to help you prepare and present your poster.

Preparing Your Poster

On your poster, indicate whether your poster is research oriented; program, intervention or project oriented; or based on personal experience. You should also specify whether you are a student. 

Posters must include a disclosure of any real or potential conflicts of interest and how you’ve addressed those conflicts. Posters should also include who funded the work. We also encourage you to acknowledge the land on which your work was conducted.

Poster Dimensions

Posters can be a maximum of 94″ wide × 45″ high and you’ll be given self-adhesive dots to hang them (two posters per board, one per side). If your poster doesn’t fit, you won’t be able to display it at the conference because space is limited.

IOS 2023 Poster Dimensions Display Example

More guidance on developing your poster can be found in Tips for Developing Your Poster.

Transporting Your Poster

It is your responsibility to bring your poster with you to the conference. If you don’t have a poster case, we suggest using a cardboard mailing tube.

Displaying Your Poster


Exhibit Hall A, East Building
Vancouver Convention Centre

Poster Setup

  • Sunday, November 19, 4–8 p.m., PT

Please check in at the registration desk on the fourth floor to pick up your badge and registration kit. You’ll then be directed to your assigned poster presentation room.

Poster Viewing Times

We encourage you to display your poster for the duration of the conference. Viewing times are listed below. During these times, you are expected to stand by your poster and be prepared to discuss its content and answer questions.

  • November 20–22: Networking breaks from 10–10:30 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Monday, November 20, 3:00 to 3:45 p.m.: Dedicated poster session and judging
  • Tuesday, November 21, 2:45–3:45 p.m.: Dedicated poster session and final poster judging

Please note that poster viewing times are subject to change. Please check the final program during the conference to confirm these viewing times.

Poster Contest 

Details to come.

Poster Removal

  • Wednesday, November 22, 12:30–2:00  p.m., PT

Please pick up your poster by November 22 at 2 p.m. After this time, it will be disposed of. The conference is not responsible for any poster that has not been collected by this deadline.

If you have any further questions related to your poster, please contact: 

Barbie Toll, Administrative Assistant
Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
613-235-4048 ext. 235

We look forward to your poster at CCSA’s Issues of Substance 2023!

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