Like many colleges of pharmacy, ours added a seminar component years ago. The seminar has since been expanded to include a paper, a poster, and a podium presentation. The topics range from literature-driven examinations of therapeutic controversies to original research tied to the faculty mentor’s specialty. This year I was responsible for the recitation on the poster component. This slide deck is what I used for that lecture. Two particularly notable resources for me in assembling this lecture included the piece in The Scientist that inspired the name  and the site maintained by the Godfather of Scientific Posters: Dr. Colin Purrington . If you want to dig a little deeper, here are my current favorite articles on the topic as well [3-5]. The full-text of all of these journal articles is currently available online for free.
I’ve benefitted from attending a lot of conferences over time and have seen (and continue to see) posters that are masterful creations, along with others that are absolute rubbish. I posted the ‘Pimp My Poster’ slide deck here in hopes that it may be a resource to others, but am also keen for feedback to improve it for future iterations.
 Westly E. Pimp my poster. The Scientist 2008;22(10):22.
 Purrington CB. Advice on designing scientific posters. 2009. http://www.swarthmore.edu/NatSci/cpurrin1/posteradvice.htm Accessed February 2, 2011.
 Erren TC, Bourne PE. Ten simple rules for a good poster presentation. PLoS Comput Biol 2007;3(5):e102.
 Hamilton CW. At a glance: a stepwise approach to successful poster presentations. Chest 2008;134(2):457-9.
 Wood GJ, Morrison RS. Writing abstracts and developing posters for national meetings. J Palliat Med 2011 Jan 17 [Epub ahead of print].