Abstract Speaker Guidelines :

1. Language

Presentations as well as all audio visual material should be presented in English (slides, DVD’s, videos)

2. General instructions

All presentations are held in Microsoft PowerPoint on a PC running Windows.

If you are using other software than Microsoft PowerPoint on a PC running Windows (Example: Open Office, PowerPoint for Mac, Keynote) please make sure your presentation is converted to Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows PCs before you travel to the congress (preferably by trying the converted presentation on a Windows PC).

NOTE: Presentations in Acrobat PDF format or Word format are not accepted. 

Speakers are kindly requested to respect the allotted time to guarantee a smooth running of the sessions. Computer projection will be available. Neither slide (35mm) projections nor personal laptops (MAC and PC) will be used in the congress rooms. A single computerized system will manage all projections and will send the presentations to the assigned congress rooms automatically. The use of personal laptops (MAC and PC) for presentations will not be allowed. In the conference session rooms our organizers help the speaker to transfer his or her presentation into laptop from where the presentations would be projected before the start of the session with the support of moderator or session chairs.

3. Technical Instructions
  • During the congress, presentations will run on PowerPoint 2010 with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. 
  • Your presentation should be prepared in PowerPoint 2003, 2007 or 2010.
  • Preferred page setup is landscape orientation with high-contrast lettering and readable fonts (minimum font size = 24) 
  • Use high-contrast colours: light text on dark background or vice versa 
  • A maximum of 7 lines / slide and 5 words / line will improve the communication value of your slide. 
  • PowerPoint presentations on USB memory stick (preferred medium) disk or CD Rom must be delivered at the Speaker Preview Room at least two hours before the beginning of the session 

Abstract Poster Guidelines :

  • You may wish to consider a poster presentation as opposed to the traditional oral presentation because posters allow you more time to present to a much larger audience base.
  • Each poster session author will be provided with a 4' x 4' poster board area and mounting pins. The board will indicate the poster number in upper right or left corner. Authors are responsible for mounting their posters the morning of their presentation and removing them as soon as the session ends. Posters left up past that time will be discarded.
  • Organizers will provide a reasonable supply of push pins, but we suggest authors provide their own if possible.
  • Each poster must include text in a large enough font (~20 point font) to be read easily by attendees from a distance of 4 to 5 feet or more. Lettering on illustrations should be large and legible. Photographs should be a minimum of 5 x 7 inches. 
  • Legends and titles should accompany all figures, tables, photographs, etc. in order to allow their immediate identification.
  • No commercial activities or any advertising may be displayed on the posters. Non-compliance with this rule will result in the poster being removed.

E-Sessions Guidelines :

1. E-Presentation Guidelines
  • Videos of any length are welcome.
  • Videos can be shot using any device capable of recording standard or high-definition video: A high-quality webcam on your computer, a hand-held video camera, or a hand-held device such as the more recent iPhone and iPad.
  • Videos can be standard definition or High Definition. If you are unsure which definition your camera shoots, it is most likely one of these two. Higher resolutions will result in better quality videos.
  • Videos with a 16:9 aspect ratio will look the best. Most 4:3 resolutions are also supported.
  • By virtue of submitting a video to CMS for publication consideration, it is understood that the video submitter agrees to the Copyright and Submission Guidelines.
  • As you would for any print publication submitted for consideration, be certain that your video is free from misspellings, inaccuracies, and misappropriations. Videos that do not adhere to these requirements will not be reviewed.
  • Video may be, of course, shot in any format but it must be converted to either MP4 or M4V format before submission to Symposium. Please see the guidelines for preparing your video file in these formats for submission.
2. E-Poster Guidelines
  • You may use PowerPoint that can be converted to PDF.
  • E-Poster should be in these formats: PowerPoint, PDF or JPG.
  • The E-Poster consists of one page only.
  • In the submission process, you will be asked to list the logical reading sequence (or sections) of your poster (Title, Introduction, Aim, Methods, Results, Conclusion, Acknowledgements, etc.)
  • Once your poster is uploaded and processed by us, you will receive a notification by email within 1 week in order to review your E-Poster before the Congress.
  • Landscape format is highly recommended.
  • It is strongly recommended to use a size of 122 cm wide x 91 cm high, with a simple and clear typeface (Arial, Arial black, Calibri...) and regular text size not less than 28 for the body of the different sections (depending on the amount of data you will be adding and, of course, the design you are using).
  • Try to avoid a total size that exceeds 10 MB.