Instructions for presenters

Oral presentations

For oral presentations a computer projection system will be provided in the lecture hall. Microsoft as well as Apple systems will be available. To ensure smooth and timely progression of the sessions, presentations should be submitted in advance of the relevant symposium. Presenters can either send the presentation by e-mail, or submit it on a suitable electronic medium (CD, USB drive) either at the time of registration oron the day of the symposium, but no later than 15 min before the start of the session. Presenters should name the presentation file by their last name. Using the computer available in the lecture hall is a preferred method of presentation. If a presenter plans to use his/her own laptop, they should notify the organizers in advance of the session. Advance requests are required also for slide or video projection.

To ensure timely and succesful sessions, presenters are requested to be on time and to adhere to provided time limits.

Poster presentations

1/ Poster presentation schedule
The posters are expected to be mounted on Friday, October 5th, beginning at 14:00. At that time the boards and adhesive tape for mounting the posters will be available. Posters should stay up for the duration of the Conference. The official times for poster presentations are lunch breaks on Saturday and Sunday (working lunches will be provided on location). You are asked to be present and available for questions and discussion at those times. Posters should be removed by Sunday evening. Posters that will not be removed by the presenters will be iretrievably lost during clean-up.

2/ Instructions for preparing effective posters
SiNAPSA Conference is a multidisciplinary event. Remember that several people of varying degrees of interest and experience may be viewing your poster. Therefore, you will want to make your points as complete and brief as possible.

There are no strict requirements regarding poster size. The poster boards allow posters up to 120 cm tall and 90 cm wide. The standard elements are: Introduction, Methods, Results (with supporting figures), and a Conclusion or Summary. Text should be easily read and figures should also be easily viewed from a distance of 1 meter. Use clear graphics and large letters to accomplish this.

At the top of the poster the poster title, author(s) and affiliation(s) should be indicated. Lettering should be about 3 cm high for the title, 2 cm high for the author's names and 1.3 cm high for affiliations.

Note of advice for junior poster presenters: The main points in the poster should be straightforward, but details should be included for those who might wish to discuss it. Because the amount of text is restricted, the figure legend could contain some of the commentary that would usually be contained in the body of a manuscript.

When writing the text of the poster, minimize narrative and use large type in short separated paragraphs. Do not set entire paragraphs in boldface or capital letters. Numbered or bulleted lists are a concise but effective way to convey a series of points.