Free Papers

Oral presentation of Free Papers are expected to have very high scientific quality and should correspond to complete studies with outstanding results and innovative conclusions.

The work needs to be scheduled for 5 minutes of presentation (maximum 10 slides). A discussion of 10 minutes will be held after each 4 presentations.

  • Speakers must adhere strictly to the scheduled times according the programme.
  • Only computer projection will be available. No overhead or slide projectors will be available in meeting rooms, and it will not be possible to use personal laptops.  The use of CD-Rom’s, USB pens or memory sticks is advisable to download presentations easily at the AV Preview Centre.
  • Speakers are kindly requested to use PowerPoint MS Office (Windows or Mac). The uploading of DVD movies is NOT supported.
  • We recommend using “.gif” and “.jpg” formats for images. Other types of extension will be accepted, provided that they are recognised by PowerPoint.
  • MPEG2 is the preferred format for embedded movies, but *.avi, *.wmv are also accepted. If Codecs are used, the Code package DIVx in the current version should be chosen. This can be found at Confirm that all the necessary files are in the SAME FOLDER as your presentation.
  • Use large fonts (the minimum font size should be 18 points). If you cannot fit all your subjects on a slide without moving to a smaller font, break the points up onto separate slides. Sans Serif, Times Roman, Arial, Verdana fonts are recommended.
  • Enclosure of a disclaimer at the bottom of the ending slide (Acknowledgment, Summary, or Question & Answer Session slide) is recommended. One of the following disclaimers should be stated in the presentation, depending on the situation of the authors:
    • The author declares that the research for and communication of this independent body of work does not constitute any financial or other conflict of interest, or
    • The author declares that a conflict of interest exists in respect of this work owing to his/her duties as [position] for [company name], and the potential subsequent financial ties arising from this position (including payment for current or future research, ownership of stock and stock options, fees for advice or public speaking, consulting, service on advisory boards or for medical training companies, and receipt of patents or patents pending).

Authors of abstracts accepted as Free Papers have received an e-mail notification on Friday 20 December 2013.

Only presenting authors who have confirmed their full registration within the deadline (31 January 2014) will be included in the scientific programme.

Electronic material from authors will be uploaded on-site at the Speakers Preview Centre

  • PC users may upload the corresponding material at least 2 hours before the time of each presentation.
  • Macintosh users are asked to come at least 4 hours before the time of their speech.

Technical assistance will be provided and edit/update of the material can be done on the working stations on-site. Please check your presentation carefully before the final sign-off. If you are giving more than one speech during the Congress, you may upload all your presentations at the same time and they will be sent to the corresponding session hall at the time of your session.

Please note:

  • personal notebooks will NOT be connected in the lecture rooms, and
  • traditional slides are not allowed.

For any further information please contact EFORT Scientific Coordination at:
Tel. +41 21 343 44 05
Fax +41 21 343 44 11

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