Guidelines for Oral Presentation

Oral presentations

Please follow the guidelines below when preparing your oral presentation.

  • You should use the same title submitted with your abstract.
  • Provide appropriate context to ensure an international audience can follow your paper content.
  • You should provide content that clearly addresses the theme of the session in which you are participating.
  • You must allow time for questions within your assigned time slot so please take note of papers duration below.
  • You should provide 1-2 key take home messages on the final slide.
  • The language of the conference is English.


Duration of oral presentation

Each session will include up to 10 presentations. Each presentation should be no longer than 10 minutes unless otherwise notified to ensure that there is sufficient time for Q&A. Please be mindful of time when preparing your presentation as session Chairs will stick rigorously to time.

Preparation of oral presentation

  • We strongly recommend that slides are prepared in PowerPoint. Other software packages are acceptable as long as the presentation is in PDF and complies with the widescreen (16:9) format.
  • There is no requirement to submit your presentation ahead of time. All presentations must be brought to the symposium venue on a USB-key.
  • Presenters may not use their own laptops for presenting – however you may bring a tablet / iPad onstage with you and read from it if needed.