Oral Presentations

  • The total time allotted to keynote speaker is 30 minutes (25 minutes to present and 5 minutes for Q&A) and 15 minutes each for scientific presentations (12 minutes to present and 3 minutes for Q&A).
  • The chair of your session will confirm the exact time allocated to your presentation, depending on the number of presentations in the session.
  • Presentation slides should be in MS PowerPoint format (*.ppt or *.pptx). Any necessary video or audio files should be embedded in the Powerpoint file.
  • Presentation slides should be sent to organizers (email: abstract@sarsme2020.org) before the start of the symposium (before 10th Feb, 2020).
  • The PPT / PDF file name should be labelled with presenter’s Full Name.
  • Be sure to provide presenter’s name on the title slide and please number the slides.

Poster Presentations

  • Posters should be 48″ wide and 36″ high in size. (Horizontal)
  • All posters should be prepared in advance and brought to the symposium by the presenters. The symposium organizers are NOT able to receive any posters by mail in advance, print or transport posters.
  • Posters should be put up at least one hour prior to the start of the assigned session.
  • The title should be the same as the title submitted with the abstract and appear in boldface at the top. Titles should be large enough to be read from 10-15 feet.
  • Include the authors and their affiliations (institution/organization) under the header for identification.
  • Poster may have the following sub-headings.
    • Title (with names of authors and affiliations)
    • Background / Introduction
    • Objectives
    • Materials/Methods/Methodology
    • Results
    • Conclusions
    • Acknowledgment
    • References
    • Contact information (including QR code)
  • Posters should include appropriately labeled illustrative graphs and diagrams as much as possible.
  • Simple typefaces (Sans-serif, Calibri, Arial, Times New Roman) are preferable rather than fancy fonts.
  • An example of effective font size:
    • Title = 96 pt bold
    • Section Headings = 48 pt bold
    • Body Text = 28 pt
    • Captions = 24pt
  • Organize the poster in a way that it is clear, orderly, and self-explanatory.
  • Presenters are asked to be available at their posters during the entirety of their poster session to discuss their posters with interested viewers.