Presentation guidelines


Abstract Submission is closed. For further information, please contact the symposium secretariat.


Oral communications


All presentations should use PowerPoint software. Presenters must bring their presentation material on a memory stick or CD, which will be uploaded in due time.


Presentations must be handed in to the secretariat the day before you are scheduled to give your talk.


Fifteen minutes is the allowed time for each presentation, with additional 2-3 minutes for questions. Symposium organizers will be strict in keeping presenters within this time limit. Please do not exceed the allocated time for your presentation.


As a recommendation, make a brief introduction to your problem; state the objectives of your work, the main results, and the conclusions. Allow a minimum of 1 minute per slide, preferably 23 minutes.


Ensure that your visual aids can be viewed clearly from a distance of at least 20m.


Arrive at the meeting room at the beginning of your session and contact the session chair or Symposium staff for any last-minute instructions.



Posters will be organized by the theme of their corresponding oral session. Each poster will be assigned a number and location that will correspond to a map located in the conference programme.  In the affiliated oral sessions, the convener will draw attention to the posters associated with that particular session. 

Please plan to mount your poster on your assigned board the day before the poster session is due.

Presenters are expected to be at their posters during the specific assigned period.

Dimensions: Each poster should not exceed the maximum dimensions of  96 x 160 cm (wide x height); and should be read from 2 m away. 

Format and Content Recommendations: Keep your poster simple; provide a clear "take-home" message.  Sections to be included: Title, Authors, Affiliation, Introduction, Methods (if essential), Results, Conclusions, Short References, Acknowledgments. Use direct and simple sentences.

You can provide further details in discussions with attendees and by providing supplemental information while presenting your poster (e.g. reduced copies of the poster, business cards, printed abstracts, etc.).