Mad Andrew presented a poster and shares the experience in this LiveJournal entry. “There was TEXT EVERYWHERE. Period. Around the plots. In the plots. Under the plots. Not a square inch of the posters were bare. ARG!” Although it sounds like the event he was presenting at wasn’t related to the health sciences, his comments are worth a read no matter what your field of study is. For what it’s worth, I usually recommend that presenters refrain from laminating their poster unless it’s going to several conferences. It makes the poster more difficult to transport and nine out of ten posters end up in a hotel room trash can. If your heart is really set on lamination, I strongly suggest specifying a matte finish so glare from the lights in the room don’t interfere with the poster’s readability.