Oral presentations

Whether you wish to present a poster or an oral presentation, you must register for the congress and submit an abstract that needs to be evaluated and approved.

The venue is equipped with a computer (running on Microsoft Windows) and projector will be available for speakers during their presentation.

Please make sure to upload your presentation on the computer in the respective session hall where your lecture is taking place during a break prior to your session, at least the day before.

It is not possible to use your own computer or Macintosh laptop.

The slides used for the oral presentation must be in English and compatible with Microsoft Powerpoint.

Each oral presentation lasts 10 minutes, with 3 additional minutes for discussion (13 minutes in total).

For any queries, please e-mail maltaprma@gmail.com


Poster presentations

Whether you wish to present a poster or an oral presentation, you must register for the congress and submit an abstract that needs to be evaluated and approved.

Poster display dates: Posters will be on display for the duration of the congress. Presenters must be next to their posters everyday of the congress from 12:30 to 14:00.

Set up and removal times: Posters must be set up between 08.30 and 09.00 on 9 November 2017. Materials to affix posters will be provided Posters may only be taken down between 17.00 and 17.30 on 12 November 2017. The congress will not be held responsible for any posters that are left behind.

Poster size: The maximum dimensions of the portrait orientation poster board are as follows: 70cm wide x 100cm high. It is not compulsory to use the whole of the poster board but a minimum poster, portrait orientation of 60cm wide x 85cm high is recommended. Kindly note that if the poster fills the whole of the poster board, delegates may find it difficult to read what is at the bottom of the poster. Any posters that over the maximum size will be removed.

Poster number (p number): All poster presenters will receive a poster number (e.g. p044). This will be used on-site for the poster board number. This poster number will also be referenced in the Final Programme, where the title of the abstracts and the authors’ details will be mentioned.

Poster presentation guidelines

  • We suggest that posters are designed using the following sections: Title, Author and Address (at upper edge, across the width of the whole poster); Purpose; Methods; Results; and Conclusions.
  • Keep text to a minimum, emphasise graphics, and make sure every item in your poster is necessary.
  • Posters must correspond directly with the original abstract submitted.
  • Posters must be written and presented in English.
  • The use of colour makes the poster more effective and attractive.
  • When choosing a background, remember that neutral or grey colours are easier to view than a bright colour. In addition, colour photos look best when mounted on grey.
  • We recommend a font size of at least 28pt to ensure the text is legible from a good distance.
  • Materials should be mounted on thin poster paper or lightweight cardboard. Do not use heavy cardboard, which may prove difficult to secure to the poster board.
  • Poster numbers will be indicated at each panel.
  • Posters will be affixed with double sided tape or Velcro; these materials will be provided. No tacks will be allowed.
  • Bring your acceptance letter and congress registration badge in order to gain access to the poster area for placing your poster.

For any queries, please e-mail maltaprma@gmail.com