Rapid Fire Presentation Information

Please plan your rapid-fire presentation for 5 minutes. This is a very compressed summary of the key aspects of the abstract. There will be a hard stop at five minutes if you have not concluded your presentation. In addition to this rapid-fire presentation, you are required to do a poster presentation as well. Posters should be formatted vertically, of standard A0 (120 cm x 84 cm) size. During the conference, poster presenters are responsible for attaching their poster to their assigned poster panel. Pins and tacks will be provided. Poster panels will be arranged numerically and organized by thematic area.

All presentations should be brought to the Speaker Ready Room (MC 3.5 Hall) and uploaded into the central system no later than 16.00 on the day prior to your presentation.

Speaker Ready Room Hours:

• Monday, 4th September 12:00 - 18:00
• Tuesday, 5th September 08:00 - 18:00
• Wednesday, 6th September 08:00 - 18:00
• Thursday, 7th September 08:00 - 18:00
• Friday, 8th September 08:00 - 13:00

Suggested Presentation Template:

Note that this is for guidance only. You can take a different approach as long as you have no more than 5 slides; no more than 5 points per slide and take no more than 5 minutes. Note that the goal is not to capture the detailed technical aspects of your work; rather it is to provide a context (slides 1+2); an overview with results (slides 3+4) and the conclusions (slide 5) of your research.

Slide 0: This should have (i) title of your abstract; (ii) your name; (iii) affiliation - note that slide 0 does not count as a presentation slide.
Slide 1: This should provide a technical background to your research; why is this interesting/important research topic?
Slide 2: What is the hypothesis behind this work? What are the objectives that underpin the hypothesis?
Slide 3: Outline the methods or study plan
Slide 4: Results
Slide 5: Conclusions
Slide X: Acknowledgement

In order to ensure the smooth running of the presentations, speakers are advised the following:

• Speakers are requested to be in their session room 10 minutes before the start of the session, and introduce themselves to the chairs.
• Please check the schedule carefully for your session time and order of presentations.
• The moderators have been specifically groomed for this session. There will be questions at the end of all Rapid Fire presentations. The moderator will direct the questions to the respective speaker.
• No personal computers will be allowed.
• All presentations should be in PowerPoint.
• Please check all your videos run properly with the support team before your presentation.
• Speakers will be provided with a wireless microphone and a laser pointer for use in their presentations.
• Speakers are requested to familiarise themselves with the room prior to the presentation.

Important Dates

Online registration opens: November 1, 2016
Online abstract submission: December 1, 2016
Abstract submissions deadline: February 10, 2017
Last call for abstracts for posters only deadline: May 12, 2017
Notification to authors: May 20, 2017
Standard registration deadline: May 31, 2017


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