Guidelines for research presentations

Before the conference

  • Prepare your PowerPoint presentation in a 16:9 format.
  • You may use your own slide format, providing there is no overt advertising. The only logos allowed are those referring to your affiliation.
  • For the latest update on your session and the exact timeslot/duration of your presentation, please check the website. 

upon arrival at the conference

  • Copy your presentation on a USB. 
  • The name of the PPT file should just contain your presentation number (provided to you on the confirmation email), followed by _RP and your _sure name (e.g. 1_RP_White).
  • Instructions on where to hand in your presentation will be available at the registration desk.
  • Once you hand in your presentation, no additional changes will be possible. 

During your presentation

  • All presentations should be in English
  • Speak slowly and clearly. Speak loud enough and close to the microphone.
  • Choose simple, commonly understood language as opposed to technical terms whenever possible.
  • Avoid acronyms – e.g. say “World Health Organization” instead of “WHO”. Avoid slang, idioms and jargon. Those outside the language or national group rarely understand them.
  • Use generic names of medicines (and avoid branded names or any form of advertisement).
  • We recommend that you do not read from your manuscript.
  • Do not exceed the allocated 15 minutes presentation time. We suggest you keep your presentation 2 minutes shorter than requested in order to allow time for audience interaction.
  • Don’t forget to conclude your presentation with a few “take-home” messages to say what should be kept in mind by participants and could apply to their practice.
  • Your presentation will be followed by a 15 minute questioning time from the audience.