Abstract Formats for EHLC 2019

Three formats are offered for submission:

1) Research Oral/Poster Presentation

2) Symposium

3) Teach-In Workshop

Please note that participatory, collaborative sessions are particularly welcome.

1. RESEARCH ORAL/POSTER PRESENTATION

Research oral and poster presentations report on the results of original research relevant to the conference theme and sub-themes. They may also present new methodological developments. Research abstracts should follow the following scientific structure: Background; Objective; Methods; Results, Discussion.

Abstracts must clearly indicate the conference theme/sub-theme, keywords, and preference for presentation format (oral or poster).

Abstracts will be clustered according to content. The number of oral presentation sessions is limited.  The scientific committee reserves the right to offer the alternative of a poster presentation to those who submitted an abstract for an oral presentation. 

Instructions for poster presentations

  • Poster presentations (on-paper or projected electronic poster). Poster presenters will have pre-scheduled time slots for presentation and discussions with conference participants.

  • To fit the size of the poster board, poster should be in portrait format. The maximum allowable size is 90 centimeters in width and 120 centimeters in height (size A0).

  • Posters should have a clear heading including the title of the presentation and the names and affiliations of the authors. The poster text should be large enough to be read from a distance of 1.5 meters.

  • Posters should be printed on paper or other lightweight material. The congress organisers will provide double-sided contact tape that you may use to hang your poster at the congress venue.

  • Presenting authors must register for the Congress as a condition of presenting the poster. Please click here to register if you have not yet done so.

Instructions for oral presentations

  • The presenting author will have 10 minutes to present the abstract and 5 minutes for questions from the audience. All presenting authors must adhere to this time limit.

  • A chairperson will have been assigned to each session. The chair will introduce each presenting author and help to ensure that each author adheres to the 15-minute time limit so that the session can run smoothly and on time.

  • Presentations will be held in English. No translation will be provided.

  • The presenting author must bring the presentation slides to the congress as a MS PowerPoint file saved on a USB memory stick. The projection system at the congress does not support a Mac environment.

  • All oral presentations will be projected by laptops provided by the congress organisers. Presenting authors may not use double slides, overhead projection, or their own laptop.

  • All presentation files must be submitted via a USB memory device to the technical support team in the Speaker Room at least 3 hours prior to the scheduled paper session, or on the day before the paper session if it is scheduled for the morning.  

  • The presenting author must register for the Congress as a condition of presenting.  Please click here to register if you have not yet done so.

2. SYMPOSIUM

A symposium consists of a set of integrated oral presentations related to a particular topic around the conference theme.

The total time allowed for a symposium will be up to 90 minutes, consisting of three to five presenters with a moderator to facilitate the discussion (variations will be considered). At least 45 minutes of the symposium should be dedicated to interaction with the audience. We encourage the submission of symposia in which presenters and moderators/discussants represent different areas, such as policy-making, practice, and research. Diversity of gender, cultural and geographical representation is recommended.

The convener must submit an abstract of the entire symposium, stating the general objective and proposed format of the session, conference theme and/or sub-themes addressed, as well as the abstracts and contact details for each presentation in the symposium.

Past experience has shown that due to the challenges of room allocation in the conference facilities, a small proportion of submitted symposium abstracts are selected.  The scientific committee reserves the right to ask conveners to merge symposium projects.

3. TEACH-IN WORKSHOP

A Teach-In workshop provides an opportunity for conference attendees to participate in a Skill Training Workshop. A workshop involves a session coordinator, and possibly several co-organisers/session trainers. The duration of the workshops will be up to 90 minutes and the sessions should be dedicated to interaction with the audience. 

Instructions for symposia and workshops

  • Presenting authors must contact their symposium leader or organizer for details regarding the order of presentations and time limits.

  • Symposia and workshops will be held in English. No translation will be provided.

  • The presenting authors must bring the presentation slides to the congress as a MS PowerPoint file saved on a USB memory stick. The projection system at the congress does not support a Mac environment.

  • All symposium session presentations will be projected by laptops provided by the congress. Presenting authors may not use their own laptops. All presentation files must be submitted via USBM memory drive to the technical support team in the Speaker Room at least 3 hours prior to the scheduled paper session or on the day before the paper session if it is scheduled for the morning.

  • All presenting authors for symposia and workshops must register for the Congress as a condition of presenting. Please click here to register if you have not yet done so.

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