Abstract Presentation Guidelines

Free Paper/Oral Presentations

  • Oral presentations will be 10 minutes in duration plus 5 minutes discussion. Times will be strictly enforced by chairpersons and presentations in excess of 10 minutes may be ineligible for an award.

  • PowerPoint Presentations should be made to the ratio of 16:9. This can be altered in page setup.

  • At least 2 hours prior to your first session, please take your presentation on a USB stick to the Speakers' Preparation Room. The AV technicians will load it onto the Congress PCs and return your USB stick.

  • Please take a few minutes to familiarise yourself with your session venue (details will be in the Congress App and Website) and audio visual equipment at some stage before you are scheduled to speak.

  • Presenters should arrive at their session room at least 10 minutes prior to session commencement in order to introduce themselves to the chairperson, familiarise themselves with the audio-visual facilities and check their presentation.

Poster Presentations

  • Posters must be portrait size A0 841mm wide x 1189mm high.

  • Poster boards will be Velcro compatible. Please bring the hook side of Velcro with you to attach your poster to the board.

  • There is limited space in the Poster Display area and Posters that are produced landscape are unable to be accommodated.

  • Authors must prepare all posters beforehand in a form enabling easy mounting.

  • Posters will be on display from the Tuesday Morning Break, until the Friday Afternoon Break. You are requested to hang your poster before 1100hrs on Tuesday 15 October.

  • Posters should be typed in clear bold print that can be easily read from distances over one metre with the title displayed in block capitals of minimum size 25mm (1″) at the top of the poster. The title should also display the names of the author(s) and the institution(s) of origin.

  • Remaining contents may be displayed in columns (usually 2 columns).

  • Contents should contain the study background, objective(s), methods, results and conclusion(s).

  • Illustrations should be professionally drawn (hand drawn material will not be accepted).

  • All contents should be simple and not overburdened with detail – “minimising detail maximises information transfer”.

  • Authors may provide handout material relating to their poster.

  • Please make time during breaks to visit your poster and answer any questions and discuss your poster with viewers.

Poster Viewing

Poster presentation will take place at during lunch breaks. Upon acceptance your will be provided a time slot to attend your poster.