Oral Presentations will be granted 7 minutes to present the study, followed by 2 minutes for Q&A or a discussion.

Brief Communications will be granted 4 minutes to present the study, followed by 2 minutes for Q&A or a discussion.

Moderated (Oral) Poster Presentations will be granted 4 minutes to present the study, followed by 2 minutes for Q&A or a discussion. It is expected that authors of moderated posters will also exhibit a printed poster. See instructions for Unmoderated (Exhibited) Posters. As for the oral presentation, authors can prepare a PowerPoint presentation (see below), present a digital version of their printed poster (preferably as a PowerPoint or pdf file) or use this template.

Declaration on Disclosure
All speakers have to disclose to the audience any potential conflicts of interest or support that might cause a bias in the presentation prior to their speech.

How to submit a presentation at the congress

Please submit all digital files needed for your presentation in the Speakers' Ready Room. Technical specialists will help you to upload all files so everything is ready before each session. When the presentation is to be given, the file will be loaded in the meeting room.

Please come to the Speakers' Ready Room at least 1.5 hours before the beginning of your session. In case your speech has been scheduled for morning session come to the Speakers' Ready Room the day before your presen­ta­tion. Speakers' Ready Room is located in the meeting Quadrant Hall.

Speakers' Ready Room opening hours

Sunday, 28 May:            10:00–18:00
Monday, 29 May:            07:30–17:30
Tuesday, 30 May:           07:30–18:30
Wednesday, 31 May:      07:30–15:30​

In order to avoid any problems with your presentation, please make sure whether it meets the necessary needs and read carefully the instructions below.

How to prepare a presentation

PowerPoint instructions

Use the Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 or higher (*.ppt) or (*pptx) to guarantee they will work properly on an on-site PC.

Prepare presentation in 16:9 (Zenit + Nadir Hall) or 4:3 (all other Halls) format. We recommend you to save your PowerPoint presentation using PPT or PPTX format instead of PPS.

If you have pictures in the presentation, please insert them in the presentation file, do not use links

Please keep on mind that organizer cannot guarantee the quality of Macintosh-based presentations; so check in advance (3 hours before your session starts) their Windows compatibility.

Note that the presentation system used during the congress also supports the PDF presentations.


Only fonts included in the basic installation of MS-Windows are available (English version of Windows). Use of other fonts not included in Windows can cause the wrong layout / style of the presentation. Suggested fonts are: Arial, Times New Roman, Tahoma, and Calibri. If you insist on using different fonts, these must be embedded into the presentation by choosing the right option when saving the presentation, see details below:

  • Click on "File", then "Save As"
  • Check the "Tools" menu and select "Embed True Type Fonts"

How to save a presentation

Save your presentation in one of the following disc or medium:

  • USB flash drive
  • External hard or solid state drive

Save all files associated with the presentation (PowerPoint file, movie / video files, etc.) to one folder / location. In case you are presenting more than one presentation during the congress, save different presentations to different folders and name them clearly to avoid on-site misunderstandings and problems. Always make a backup copy of your presentation and save it on a different portable disc or medium than the original presentation. DVD-RAM and Blu-ray Disc will not be available.

Other information

When the session is over, your presentation will be deleted from all computers, no copies or backups will be made. Your own computer for the presentation will be accepted only in urgent cases, if you use McIntosh, please come to Speakers' Ready Room 3 hours before your presentation.

All speakers are requested to keep the time of their presentation.

Standard equipment of the session rooms

See below the list of standard equipment of the rooms.

  • Data video projector
  • Screen
  • Laptop
  • Sound system
  • Microphones
  • Remote control with laser pointer
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