Oral and Poster Presenter Instructions
FOR ALL ORAL PRESENTERS
There are 4 different talk formats: Invited international speaker talks; invited national speaker talks; selected long oral presentations; selected short oral presentations.
Invited international speakers: 50 minutes talk time; 10 minutes questions.
Invited national speakers: 40 minutes talk time; 5 minutes questions.
Selected long oral presentations: 25 minutes talk time; 5 minutes questions. These longer format selected talks are to encourage senior researchers or postdocs to submit abstracts and to present. In some cases, a substantial body of work by a student may be appropriate.
Selected short oral presentations: 12 minutes talk time; 3 minutes questions.
All speakers are expected to keep to time! Session chairs will ruthlessly police this.
Powerpoint is preferred; PDF also acceptable. Other software at presenter’s own risk!
Aspect ratio of slides 4:3
Presenters may use the provided Windows laptop or their own laptop (via a VGA or HDMI interface). If using your own laptop – any set-up time will eat into your presentation time so pre-loading on the provided laptop is strongly encouraged. All presentations will be subsequently deleted.
If using the provided Windows PC, please bring your presentation on a USB stick.
All presenters should upload and check their presentation with the AV team prior to their session.
COMBINE ORAL PRESENTATIONS
Selected Oral Presentations: 12 minutes talk time; 3 minutes questions.
- The best student presentation will be given an oral presentation slot at the ABACBS conference.
FOR ALL POSTER PRESENTERS
All posters will need to be printed in A0 portrait format i.e. (841mm width x 1189mm height). Posters printed outside of these dimensions may be unable to be presented.
There are two different ABACBS poster sessions: Tuesday Nov. 14th 12 – 2pm and Wednesday Nov. 15th 12 -2pm. Please check which session you are presenting in and ensure you hang your poster at the assigned position (see Figure 1).
Poster sessions will be held in the SAHMRI ground level atrium (right outside the auditorium).
Posters should be hung in the morning of the day you are presenting and taken down the same evening.
Prizes will be awarded for the best posters.
Figure 1. Poster board layout.
FOR POSTER PRESENTERS SELECTED FOR THE FAST FORWARD SESSION
10 posters from the session on Tuesday Nov. 14th and 10 from the session on Wednesday Nov. 15th will be selected for a fast forward oral presentation prior to the poster session.
These talks provide an excellent opportunity to explain the highlights of your research to the entire conference and to advertise your poster presentation.
Fast-forward talk format:
1 slide only
No additional slides – but props encouraged!
Your slide must be pre-loaded on the morning of the fast forward session – if not your presentation will be skipped.
2 sessions: Tuesday Nov. 14th and Wednesday Nov. 15th at 11.45pm. Same day as your poster session. Check which day you are presenting!
Strict 90 secs talking time – no questions.
There will be prizes!