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Presentation Guidelines​

Note: Each plenary, oral and video presentation must include a disclosure slide. Presenters are strongly encouraged to use the ISDE 2023 presentation slide template (available shortly). 

The type of presentation was emailed to the invited speakers and to the abstract submitters. If you have any questions, please email the Program Manager at

  1. Plenary Speakers will be given the opportunity of a 12-minute presentation (10 min + 2 min questions and answer period) and are asked to prepare a PowerPoint presentation with a maximum of 10 slides (not including title, author, and disclosure slides).
  2. Oral Abstract Presenters will be given the opportunity of a 7-minute presentation (5 min + 2 min questions and answer period) and are asked to prepare a PowerPoint presentation with a maximum of 7 slides (not including title, author, and disclosure slides). 
  3. Video Abstract Presenters will be given the opportunity of a 5-minute presentation (3 min + 2 min questions and answer period) and are asked to prepare a Video presentation of a maximum of 3 minutes to be embedded into a power point slide. 
  4. Poster Abstract Presenters are requested to prepare a poster. The maximum poster size is: 32″ WIDE X 40″ HIGH.
Plenary and Oral Abstract Presentation - Guidelines and Best Practices


  • Your presentation must be prepared in PowerPoint2000 or any later PowerPoint Version (MS Windows) 
  •  Set the slide size of the page to “On-screen show” and landscape orientation in the page set-up section. (Portrait orientation will not be displayed properly)   


  • Use high-contrast lettering, and not too much text per page (max. 5-10 lines or 15-20 words). 
  • Font sizes should be no smaller than size 14 or 16 for maximum visibility. 
  • Make sure you use high-contrast colors for the best definition of your text. Please be aware that red letters or lines are usually not visible.  
  • Avoid special characters: To avoid any compatibility problems, please do not use special characters (i.e. “, Ö, Ø, ñ, ?, ®, ý, }, { etc) to name your presentation files  
  • Here is the best practice naming convention: 
  •  Time / Date / Session Number / Last Name / Version .pptx 
  •  ie:          0900.27.A06.Smith.V2.pptx     
  •               1430.28.BRC.Gretsky.V1.pptx 

 Content and Organization: 

  • As a general rule, you should not present more than 1 slide per minute.  
  • Do not read the slides word for word. Visual material provides cues and images to support your verbal presentation.  
  • Make sure your presentation has a clear flow from introduction to conclusion. Identify key points and why they are important. 
  • Include take-home points. Consider which 2-3 points you want the audience to remember after your presentation. 
  • The inclusion of a disclosure slide is mandatory even if you have no conflicts to declare. 
  • Less is more! Include relevant information on your slides, supplemented and explained by your verbal presentation.
Plenary, Oral and Video Presentation - Onsite

Upload your Slides 

  • Bring your presentation on a USB Stick. 
  • Proceed to your session room to upload the updated presentation slides at least 15 minutes before the start of your scheduled session. 
  • A technician in the room will assist in uploading your presentations. 

Room Set Up: 

Each room will provide: 

  • Projection Screen 
  • Projector 
  • PC computer 
  • Podium microphone 
  • Audience microphone for questions 
  • Technician in the room to help each speaker with their presentation 



Poster Presentation - Guidelines

Poster Presenters are asked to prepare a poster. The maximum poster size is: 32" WIDE X 40" HIGH

Poster Presenters are asked to prepare and print their poster(s) for display at the congress. It is important to set up your slide to a size that is proportional to the printed size of the poster. In PowerPoint, go to Page Setup and select Custom. Fill in the proper width and height. 

      • he maximum poster size is: 32" WIDE X 40" HIGH 
      • One slide only, please! Create your poster from a single PowerPoint slide. 
      • Fonts – Choose two fonts at most, nothing cursive. Stick to sans-serif fonts for legibility: Arial and Helvetica are recommended. If you wish to use a serif font, we recommend Times New Roman (Windows) or Times (Macintosh). 
      • Excel Charts – You can paste Excel charts into PowerPoint: from Excel, select your chart and Copy, then in PowerPoint, Paste the chart where you want it to appear. For detailed instructions see Microsoft Office Support. 
      • Word Text – Insert a text box into your PowerPoint slide, copy the text from your Word document and paste it into the textbox in your slide. 
      •  Image Files – To add image file, select “Insert”> ”Picture”. Images should be good quality and appear clear and sharp on your screen. Since they will be enlarged for printing, we recommend that images are set to a resolution of 300 dpi. 
      • Backgrounds – For legibility and viewing ease, we suggest that you keep your backgrounds simple and avoid using dark colors. 
      • Poster Number – Please note that your POSTER number will be different than your ABSTRACT ID number. Your poster number will be communicated to you closer to the congress. This number will be displayed on your poster board, please affix your poster under your number displayed. 
      • Push pins will be provided in the Exhibit Hall to set up posters. 

Print Locally and avoid shipping - Print by August 25, 2023, to avoid a rush fee. 

For more information on printing locally click here: ISDE Poster Printing Flyer.pdf 

Poster Presentation - Onsite

Two posters will be presented per side of a large poster board. The maximum dimensions for your poster are in the diagram below. Your poster does not have to be the maximum size but must stay within the dimensions outlined and should be produced large enough to be read from a comfortable distance (at least 1.5m/~5ft away) 

Poster Dimensions.pdf 

All poster presenters will post their posters in the morning (before 8am), of their allocated session day, and take them down at the end of the day (after 5:00pm). 

*Any posters not taken down by presenters will be made available for pickup near the registration desk until the close of the congress. Any remaining posters at the end of the congress will be recycled. 

Posters will be hung in the Exhibit Hall in order of your Poster Title Number.


P01.1 The exploration of Poster Theory
This means:
P01 = Poster Session 1
.1= Means you will find the board for Poster 1

P03.23 The effects of Poster in Clinical Research
This means:
P03 = Poster Session 3
.23= Means you will find the board for Poster 23

If you have trouble finding where to hang you poster please see the Registration Desk and they will be able to assist you.