Presenters in all sessions are kindly
requested to use digital projection of their presentation. Presentations should
be prepared for use with Microsoft PowerPoint in a Windows compatible format; there will not be any MAC equipment
available. If made in another programme or in an earlier PowerPoint
version, please make sure that it is compatible with latest PowerPoint.
A few guidelines to keep in mind when
preparing your talk:
· The preferred Power-Point
format would be 4:3.ppt/pptx
· Prepare your slides to communicate
ideas, not details. If attendees want details, let them ask you during the
‘Questions and Answers’ time.
· A table in a published article
is much too detailed for a slide presentation. Take the time to think through
what conclusion you want to present from the table and present the least amount
of material you can to communicate that idea. A figure or graph may better
communicate your data or results.
· A slide presentation should
include a title slide, a slide stating the question or hypothesis to be addressed,
and a slide describing the overall approach you used to address the question. A
“methods” slide should be included but should never include the details of the
method unless the purpose of the talk is to describe the method. The next
several slides should present the results obtained, and a final slide should
give the conclusions of the study.
· Excessive use of organization
logos / advertisements is not allowed.
· Review your presentation on a
different machine from which it was originally prepared to ensure the
backgrounds, transitions, video clips, graphics, and linked images appear
· Take your presentation on a USB
flash drive to the meeting!
At the symposium:
· Total allocation for each oral
presentation is 15 minutes. It is recommended that presentations be kept to 12
minutes with the remaining 3 minutes kept for questions.
· Arrive at least 20 minutes
prior to the beginning of your session and bring your presentation on a USB
flash drive to upload it on the computer before the session starts. Please take
this opportunity also to introduce yourself to the chairperson(s).
· The electronic projection
equipment provided in each room will include a laptop equipped with Windows 10
· Should last-minute
circumstances prevent you from making your presentation, you must arrange for a
substitute (co-author) to present your paper and you must notify local