Identify local resources, including coauthors, supervisors, medical writers and editors, printers, and others who can contribute to the success of your poster. Determine the budget and whether you will have the luxury of working with experts such as a graphic designer. If not, posters consisting of standard-sized pieces of paper can be very effective5 and should follow the same process as professionally designed posters. Review institutional guidelines and define the stepwise process. Prepare a time-and-events schedule, allowing at least a week for each of the following: (1) drafting content, (2) reviewing draft content, (3) revising content, (4) designing the poster, (5) reviewing and revising content in layout, (6) obtaining final approval, (7) printing, and (8) Murphy’s law.