Oral and Poster presentation Guidelines

Oral (short slide) Presentation guidelines

Oral presentations (except plenary and keynote) have a 15 minutes slot – please prepare a PowerPoint presentation that lasts for up to 10-12 minutes MAXIMUM to allow 3-5 minutes for discussion after your talk.  This equates to roughly 10 slides excluding your title and acknowledgement slides. 
Please make sure you finish your talk with in 12 minutes - it is a good idea to rehearse it beforehand to check your timings- to allow plenty of time for discussion from the audience.  We will give you a warning at 11 minutes so you have a minute to wrap up.  We will be very strict about timing and will stop you when your 12 minutes is up even if you have not finished. If you need any further information please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Power Point presentation of all speakers must be delivered to the speaker-ready room (ICOPHAI office at UNCCAA) the day before the presentation. The office will be open to collect presentations as of September 14th. Specialized technicians will be available to help you download and run-through.

Final program with the time and date of presentations will be posted on the congress web site by August 25th.

 Poster Presentation guidelines

Maximum size of a poster: 175 cm vertical x 80 cm horizontal.

 The title and authors must appear at the top of the poster. We also recommend including the submission ID# at the left top corner of your poster. We recommend the use of a font size legible from a distance of 2 meters.

 Poster will be displayed from Thursday 15 September 2011 to Saturday 17, September 2011. Posters must be removed before 3:00 pm the last day of the congress. 

There will be poster sessions every congress day during lunch and during all network and refreshment breaks.


Abstract Review (CLOSED)

Abstracts must be submitted in English.  Based on submitted material, the committee will accept abstracts and assign them to be presented either orally or as a poster.

Abstracts must be submitted through the Congress On-Line Abstract Management System. Abstracts that are received in any other way (fax, email, etc.) will not be considered. Register here to submit your abstract on-line.

The scientific committee will be publishing selected articles from the congress in a special edition of a peer-reviewed journal. Two journals are currently being considered: Zoonoses and Public HealthJournal of Infection in Developing Countries (JIDC).

Abstract Guidelines

The abstracts may be research, clinical, policy or capacity building program-focused. The abstract must describe work that is evidence-based, and the work should not be in the early implementation or brainstorming stage.

  1. Abstracts should be no longer than 500 words. Though the congress is multi-lingual with simultaneous translations in six languages, all abstracts must be submitted in English.
  2. When you submit your abstract, please indicate your preference of one of the thematic areas for the abstract.
  3. At submission, indicate your preferred method of presentation:
    • Oral Presentation Preferred
    • Poster Presentation Preferred
    • No Preference.
  4. Please note that papers can only receive final acceptance if at least one author has registered for participation at the congress.

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