Guidlines for presentation



The specifications for Platform Presentation are as follows:

1) You should plan your presentation carefully and co-ordinate each phase of your lecture with your PowerPoint Presentation.

2) Presentations must be given in English, the official language of the Symposium. No translation will be available.

3) The assigned time for each platform presentation is 10-12 minutes, followed by 3-5 minutes of discussion. Please be certain that the length of your oral presentation stays within the allotted time. Session chairs will be instructed to terminate lectures, which exceed their time allotment.

4) Remember, the three rules of effective presentation are:
I. Introduce your topic and inform your audience what you intend to speak about.
II. Deliver your talk, including the methods, results and conclusions.
III. Summarise for your audience the most important points of your lecture.

5) Data projectors for PowerPoint presentations will be used in each session room.
6) Please bring your talk on a USB drive to the room of your presentation the morning of your presentation so they can be loaded on the computer and tested.
7) Format and saving method for PowerPoint documents
• Only MS-PowerPoint (*.ppt) presentations with video formats will be accepted.
• Please, verify that the size of your slides is adapted to a projection
• Please, save fonts used in your document
• If your presentation uses digital video file (files .mpg or .avi), check that they are saved in the same directory that your file PowerPoint and adapt the link if necessary.

8) Media to use to provide your presentation.
• Please bring CD Rom or USB pen drive, for PC.
• If you wish to compress your files, use Winzip.
• We strongly recommend that you bring a spare copy of your presentation on CD-ROM or USB drive, even if your presentation exists in your laptop PC


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A poster presentation combines a visual display on a poster board of the highlights of research with a question-and-answer opportunity
Posters will be displayed throughout the conference. Posters should be mounted on Monday August 9th, between 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. They should remain mounted and available for viewing until 5:00 PM Thursday the 11th.
Measurements. Each presenter is assigned a space that measures 140 x 100 cm.
Mounting. Posters should be designed and constructed so they can be attached to
the poster board with pushpins, which will be found attached to the poster board
assigned to you

Although posters will remain up for participants to review them throughout the
meeting, the formal poster sessions are scheduled for August 9th, 6:00-7:00 PM, and 6:30-7:00 on August 10th. During this time it is expected you will be present to present your poster.

1. The poster should show the full title of your abstract.
2. Text should be brief and well organized, presenting only enough data to support your conclusions.
3. The text should make clear the significance of your research.
4. The text should include (most likely as separate elements of the poster) your
hypothesis, methods, results, and conclusions.
5. The text should not differ significantly from the material submitted for presentation design
6. A clear, simple, uncluttered arrangement is the most attractive and the easiest to read.
7. The title lettering should be at least 3″/8cm high, with authors’ names and affiliations in somewhat smaller print.
8. All lettering should be legible from a distance of approximately 5’/1.5m. Type size should be at least 24 point, in bold style. The typeface chosen should be a simple and clear typeface (e.g., Helvetica). Titles should be in all upper case letters. The remainder of the text should be in a combination of upper and lower case letters.
9. Color may be used as desired.
10. Illustrations should be simple and eye-catching, with unnecessary detail left out.
11. Photos should be enlarged enough to show relevant detail.
12. Standard computer printouts do not work well on posters, because the type is too small and the lines are too thin to be seen from a distance



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