Preparing your talk or poster

IMPORTANT NOTE: It will be forbidden to take photos/videos during the oral presentations and poster sessions. We encourage all attendees to introduce themselves and exchange in the casual environment of the symposium. Attendees are encouraged to formally ask the authors for electronic copies of their oral and poster presentations.

Poster Presentations

Format A0:  841mm (width) × 1189mm (height) [33.1″ (width) × 46.8” (height)]

Your poster needs to be mounted at the pre-identified location (look for your poster number on the boards) the morning of your assigned poster session, and removed by the end of the day.  Poster presenters are expected to be present at their poster location during the entire session.

Oral Presentations

Preparation and uploading

Display format: 16:9

Due to the tight schedule, you are asked to use the computer available in your assigned session room. Only MS Powerpoint (.ppt, .pptx) and Adobe (.pdf) formats will be acceptedMake sure your presentation is ready using the speaker-ready room available throughout the symposium (Sheraton level 4, passed the elevators).

Upload your talk in the speaker-reader room or in the room you will be presenting within the 30 min preceding the start of the session.

A staff member will be available to assist you with the uploading. A laser pointer/slide changer will be available in each room, along with microphones.


Plenary talk / 45 min total. Ideal breakdown: 35 min presentation + 10 min for Q&As

Invited talk / 30 min total. Ideal breakdown: 20 min presentation + 10 min for Q&As

Regular talk / 15 min total. Ideal breakdown: 10-12 min presentation + 5-3 min for Q&As

The Session Chairs and Co-Chairs are instructed to strictly keep all talks within the time limitation.

3-min Poster Pitches

See the instructions here.