Presenter Guidelines

Themed Symposia Presentation Guidelines

Each themed symposium is ninety (90) minutes in length including time for Questions and Answers. Kindly ensure that there is ample time for audience participation and discussion during the scheduled symposium time. Each of the speakers will have 10 minutes to present followed by a short Q&A period after all speakers have presented. The moderator for your session will liaise with your panel to provide introductions and moderate questions. You will receive more details on these sessions in early March. 

The meeting room will be equipped with:

  • Lectern microphone and table microphones for Q&A
  • Slide advancer
  • Projector and screen
    • Please use 16:9 slide ratio
    • Make your font size as large as possible for better viewing (24+ font size is recommended wherever possible)
    • When it comes to colour, contrast is important. Text, icons, and other important graphics need to be readable. Use a colour with a different tone/brightness from your background. For example, blue is much darker than yellow. As such, these colors tend to pair well together.

*For more information on how to design an effective presentation slide deck check out this article.

For ease of transition time, it is recommended that presenters load presentations to the podium laptop. However, should you wish to use your own, please ensure you have the correct connection cables to connect to the LCD projector. Please note, HDMI cables will be provided. If you use a MAC or have a different connection, please provide your own adapters/dongles. You will receive an email from the conference organizers with the date and time of your presentation, and when you can test your presentation. Please ensure you test your presentation so we can ensure that all slides/images/videos are working properly.

Invited Symposia Presentation Guidelines

Each invited symposium was submitted as a group of presentations as such the format may vary. The total session time is ninety (90) minutes in length including time for Questions and Answers. Kindly ensure that there is ample time for audience participation and discussion during the scheduled symposium time. Questions will be moderated by the symposium chair.

The meeting room will be equipped with:

  • Lectern microphone and table microphones for Q&A
  • Slide advancer
  • Projector and screen
    • Please use 16:9 slide ratio
    • Make your font size as large as possible for better viewing (24+ font size is recommended wherever possible)
    • When it comes to colour, contrast is important. Text, icons, and other important graphics need to be readable. Use a colour with a different tone/brightness from your background. For example, blue is much darker than yellow. As such, these colors tend to pair well together.

*For more information on how to design an effective presentation slide deck check out this article.

    For ease of transition time, it is recommended that presenters load presentations to the podium laptop. However, should you wish to use your own, please ensure you have the correct connection cables to connect to the LCD projector. Please note, HDMI cables will be provided. If you use a MAC or have a different connection, please provide your own adapters/dongles. You will receive an email from the conference organizers with the date and time of your presentation, and when you can test your presentation. Please ensure you test your presentation so we can ensure that all slides/images/videos are working properly.

    Blitz Topics Presentation Guidelines

    All four (4) individual Blitz Topics Sessions are forty-five (45) minutes long and presentations are five (5) minutes each. Please invite the audience to your poster session for any questions. There will be a session chair who will advise you of the time remaining during your presentation, kindly observe the time restrictions out of respect for other presenters.

    The meeting room will be equipped with:

    • Lectern microphone and table microphones for Q&A
    • Slide advancer
    • Projector and screen
      • Please use 16:9 slide ratio
      • Make your font size as large as possible for better viewing (24+ font size is recommended wherever possible)
      • When it comes to colour, contrast is important. Text, icons, and other important graphics need to be readable. Use a colour with a different tone/brightness from your background. For example, blue is much darker than yellow. As such, these colors tend to pair well together.

    *For more information on how to design an effective presentation slide deck check out this article.

    For ease of transition time, it is recommended that presenters load presentations to the podium laptop. However, should you wish to use your own, please ensure you have the correct connection cables to connect to the LCD projector. Please note, HDMI cables will be provided. If you use a MAC or have a different connection, please provide your own adapters/dongles. You will receive an email from the conference organizers with the date and time of your presentation, and when you can test your presentation. Please ensure you test your presentation so we can ensure that all slides/images/videos are working properly.

    Remember you only have FIVE (5) minutes to speak during your Blitz Topics Presentation!

    Poster Presentation Guidelines

    There are three (3) designated poster sessions, one each day on Thursday, Friday & Saturday (see below). Kindly set up and remove your posters during the allocated poster set up and tear down times so as not to impact other presenters.

    Poster Recommendations:

    • Keep text to a minimum
    • Ensure text is in large font
    • Use graphs, charts and/or tables
    • Ensure contents have a logical flow
    • Make it colourful

    The MAXIMUM SIZE for your poster is 43 inches x 45 inches but you DO NOT need to use the full space. There will be two (2) posters on each side of the poster board (a total of 4 posters per board). Please refer to the image below for orientation information. Push pins will be provided for you to adhere the poster to the board.

    *Removal of posters at the end of the display period is the responsibility of the author(s). Posters not removed by the deadline will be removed and disposed of by meeting staff. Please note that the posters will be held at the registration desk until the end of the conference after which time they will be recycled.

    There are three (3) poster sessions, kindly take note of your poster session and the set up/tear down times. 

    Poster Session 1:
    Thursday, April 11, 2024

    Set Up: Between 07:30 – 14:00

    Session Time: 15:45 – 17:00

    Poster Removal: Please tear down by 18:30

    Poster Session 2:
    Friday, April 12, 2024

    Set Up: Between 7:30 – 14:00

    Session Time: 16:45 – 18:00

    Poster Removal: Please tear down by 18:30

    Poster Session 3:
    Saturday, April 13, 2024

    Set Up: Between 07:30 – 14:00

    Session Time: 14:45 – 16:00

    Poster Removal: Please tear down by 18:00

    Thank You to Our 2024 Sponsors & Exhibitors!