Instructions for Authors, Invited Speakers and Chairpersons

Introduction

OCTOBER 14-16, 2022

The ESNCH 2022 conference will have five types of presentations:

 

  • Teaching Course lecture
  • Conference lecture
  • Oral communication
  • Interactive clinical case
  • E-poster

 

We hereby present the overall guidelines for Chairpersons and for each type of presentation.

Conference Session Chairpersons

The Chairperson will conduct the session at the conference and is asked to take an active part in the session, introducing the topic and speakers, calling for questions and even starting the discussion by raising some points of interest or contention. The Chairperson should preferably meet with the other chairperson and speakers before the session starts and review the order of presentations and plan the discussion.

Time management will be the responsibility of the Chairpersons. For the success of the conference, it will be essential to preserve the break times to allow networking, visit to the exhibition area and respect for the parallel sessions planned.

During the conference sessions, specific time for discussion is allocated, at the end of all lectures of that session. Both Speaker and Chairperson will have a time clock visible.

The overall time of the session must not pass the allocated time. As such, all sessions should start and finish on time.

In case the speaker extends his/her presentation beyond the allocated time, the Chairperson should alert the speaker. If needed, the discussion of the session should be shortened so that the session ends on time, promoting discussion in the conference breaks.

Teaching Course Chairpersons

The Chairperson will conduct the session at the conference and is asked to take an active part in the session, introducing the topic and speakers, calling for questions and even starting the discussion by raising some points of interest or contention. The Chairperson should preferably meet with the other chairperson and speakers before the session starts and review the order of presentations and plan the discussion.

Time management will be the responsibility of the Chairpersons. For the success of the conference, it will be essential to preserve the break times to allow networking, visit to the exhibition area and respect for the parallel sessions planned.

During the Teaching Courses, each lecture should be discussed just after being presented (each theme has 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion).

The overall time of the session must not pass the allocated time. As such, all sessions should start and finish on time.

In case the speaker extends his/her presentation beyond the allocated time, the Chairperson should alert the speaker. If needed, the discussion of the presentation should be shortened so that the session ends on time, promoting discussion in the conference breaks and hands-on session.

The Chairpersons will also be responsible for the organization during the hands-on part of the course of group rotations between stations every 30 minutes.

Poster Session Chairpersons

The Chairperson will conduct the session at the conference and is asked to take an active part in the session, introducing the topic and speakers, calling for questions and even starting the discussion by raising some points of interest or contention. The Chairperson should preferably meet with the other chairperson and speakers before the session starts and review the order of presentations and plan the discussion.

Time management will be the responsibility of the Chairpersons. For the success of the conference, it will be essential to preserve the break times to allow networking, visit to the exhibition area and respect for the parallel sessions planned.

Each E-poster presenter has 3 minutes for presentation, immediately followed by its discussion for 2 minutes.

The overall time of the session must not pass the allocated time. As such, all sessions should start and finish on time.

In case the speaker extends his/her presentation beyond the allocated time, the Chairperson should alert the speaker. If needed, the discussion of the presentation should be shortened so that the session ends on time, promoting discussion in the conference breaks.

Conference lecture

Each Conference lecture will have 15 minutes for presentation.

The content of the presentation is to be fully decided by the presenter.

A PowerPoint template will be available soon, that should be used for all presentations.

The presentation should be sent to the conference secretary or delivered to the technical personnel in advance, preferably, the day before the presentation.

Presentations from personal computers will not be allowed.

The conference lectures will have a joint discussion at the end of each session, in a specifically allocated time period.

Teaching Course lecture

Each Conference lecture will have 20 minutes for presentation, immediately followed by 10 minutes of discussion.

The content of the presentation is to be fully decided by the presenter.

A PowerPoint template will be available soon, that should be used for all presentations.

The presentation should be sent to the conference secretary or delivered to the technical personnel in advance, preferably, the day before the presentation.

Presentations from personal computers will not be allowed.

Oral communication

Each Oral Communication will have 7 minutes for presentation, followed by 3 minutes of open discussion.

The content of the presentation should follow the abstract guideline: Background-Methods-Results-Conclusion.

A PowerPoint template will be available soon, that should be used for all presentations.

The presentation should be sent to the conference secretary or delivered to the technical personnel in advance, preferably, the day before the presentation.

Presentations from personal computers will not be allowed.

Interactive clinical case

Each Interactive clinical case will have 20 minutes that will include presentation, voting and discussion.

The content of the presentation should follow the general guideline: Background-Clinical Case-Conclusion.

Two or three slides with multiple-choice questions should be inserted. Each question should have 4 possible answers. The questions should preferably be stimulating to the audience, rather than correct/incorrect options.

The presenter should plan for 15 minutes presentation time, which should include 2 minutes for each slide with question. Each case will have 5 minutes of discussion that may take place after each question or at the end of the case. The presenters should articulate the discussion with the Chairpersons before the session.

A PowerPoint template will be available soon, that should be used for all presentations.

The presentation MUST be sent to the conference secretary no later than the 8th of October (one week before the conference).

Presentations from personal computers will not be allowed.

E-poster

Each E-poster will have 3 minutes for presentation, followed by 2 minutes of open discussion.

All posters should use the same template for the E-poster. The provided template can be downloaded here.

The E-poster must be uploaded until the 3rd of October in the specific platform using the link included in the acceptance mail.