Invited speakers

      • 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.
      • 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 fonts are recommended.
      • Confirm that your presentation contains only standard fonts. For cross-platform compatibility, the use of Times Roman, Arial, Verdana is advised. Some other fonts may not transfer properly from your computer to the system used for presentation.
      • Limit each slide to one main idea with three to six points. More than six points (bullets) and your audience will have difficulty reading the slide. We recommend a maximum of 5 to 7 slides for a five-minute free paper or clinical case presentation.
      • The use of CD-Rom’s, USB pens or memory sticks is advisable to download presentations easily at the AV Preview Centre.
      • 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).

Electronic material for presentations is uploaded at the Speaker Preview Centre (ICC Capital Lounge – level 2).

The opening hours are as follows:

  • Tuesday 03 June: 14.00 – 18.00
  • Wednesday 04 June: 07.00 – 18.00
  • Thursday 05 June: 07.00 – 18.00
  • Friday 06 June: 07.00 – 18.00
  • PC users may upload their material at the Speaker Preview Centre at least 2 hours before the time of each presentation.
  • Macintosh users may upload their material at the Speaker Preview Centre at least 4 hours before the time of each presentation.

These timings will allow your presentation to be downloaded onto the main computer.

Technical assistance will be provided and material can be edited/updated at 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 check your presentation carefully on the preview room computer assigned by the staff before the final sign-off.

Please note:

  • Personal laptops will NOT be connected in the session rooms.
  • Traditional slides will not be permitted.

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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