Information for Speakers
See also Information for Poster Presenters
Preparation of your presentation
We are using PowerPoint only - 35mm slide projection and overhead projection
will NOT be available.
We will be using PowerPoint 2003 and any earlier version
can also be accommodated.
If you use a Mac please save your presentation in PC format prior to
Please submit your slides through our on-line slide centre (see Advance
submission of slides below), but please also bring a backup on one
of the following media
- Zip disk (either 100 or 250 MB)
- USB removable drive
You are advised to bring a backup copy in case of any problems with
Laptops will NOT be accepted
Advance submission of slides
We request all speakers (invited speakers and oral communications presenters)
to send us your PowerPoint presentation(s) in advance. Uploading your
presentation via the web will avoid delays at the meeting and will ensure
in advance that your slides are compatible with the projection system.
The on-line slide centre will be available from 1
Presenters will be sent a User name and Password by the technician.
We can accept PowerPoint files (extension .ppt or .pps) and the file
can include linked video(s) (standard video formats are supported).
Once you have uploaded your files they will be checked by a technician
to ensure that the file can be read, that no corruption has occurred
and that any video links are working. You will then receive a confirmation
email. You will be able to check your files at the Speaker Preview Room
at the meeting.
This on-line submission system will remain available until 18.00 on
Friday 5 May.
After this date, you will need to upload your files directly at the
on-site Speaker Preview Room.
At the meeting
There will be facilities for you to view and edit your presentation
in the Speaker Preview Room.
Presenters are asked to check their Power Point presentations to the
Speaker Preview Room at least two hours before the session (or the day
before for morning sessions). Your presentation will then be transferred
to the central server.
All presentations will be deleted from the server at the end of the
meeting unless otherwise requested.
The Speaker Preview Room, located on the ground floor close to the entrance
of the conference rooms, will be open at the following hours:
Wednesday 10 May 12.00 – 19.00
Thursday 11 May 08.00 – 18.00
Friday 12 May 08.00 – 18.00
Saturday 13 May 08.00 – 18.00
Sunday 14 May 08.00 – 12.00
Please refer to your correspondence with the meeting organisers if you
uncertain about how long you have been allocated for your talk.
- Invited speakers: 30 minutes total, 25 for presentation and
5 for questions
- Oral communications: 12 minutes total, 8 for presentation and 4 for questions
- Short orals: 5 minutes total, 3 for presentation and 2 for questions
- Clinical cases: 15 minutes total, 8 for presentation and 7 for discussion
- Timekeeping is even more important
- Sit in the front row of
the auditorium and be ready to move quickly to the stage as the
previous speaker is finishing
- 3 slides maximum
Slide content and design
- Material on slides must be of an adequate size to be seen
clearly by all delegates.
- It is recommended that each slide contains no more than seven lines of
text and no more than seven words per line.
- If showing graphs, tables or charts:
- Do not make them too crowded
- Complex figures should be broken up into series
- Limit the number of captions
- Use rounded figures
- As a rough guide, we suggest you allow no more than two slides per minute
of your talk.
- Slides are easier to read when there is a high contrast between
the text and the background. Yellow or white text on a mid to dark
works particularly well. Avoid black text on a white background
(eg. photographs of typed pages).
Disclosure of interest
The intent of ECTS is to provide high-quality sessions
focused on educational content that is free from commercial influence
or bias. We request all
presenters to cooperate in this by:
- Declaring any potential conflict of interest on a
Disclosure of Interest form - please
inform us through the form if you have an affiliation to declare (deadline
- Declaring any commercial role in your research
on your slides or poster - if the research was supported by a pharmaceutical
indicate the company’s role in analysing the data or preparing
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See also Information
for Poster Presenters
Meet the Professor
Allied Health Professionals Session
About the Meeting
Call for Abstracts
Awards & Grants
Information for Presenters