Guidelines for oral and poster presentations

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 congress is English.


Duration of oral presentation

Each 90 minute session will include up to 5 paper presentations. Each presentation should be no longer than 14-15 minutes to ensure that there is sufficient time for Q&A. Please be mindful of time when preparing your paper 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.


Scientific posters

Please follow the guidelines below when preparing your oral presentation.

  • Include an abstract on your poster to ensure viewers can follow it.
  • Provide appropriate context to ensure an international audience can follow your paper content.
  • Demonstrate how your poster clearly addresses the congress or session themes.


Display of your poster

  • Posters are exhibited in DCU our Congress Venue and will be available for informal browsing. In addition, there will be poster sessions scheduled within the Congress for individual discussion with the authors throughout the conference. Posters will also be hosted digitally on an app / online programme.
  • Specific poster requirements will be communicated in Spring 2024.