INSTRUCTIONS FOR ORAL & POSTER PRESENTATIONS
The Organizing Committee decided to manage GHC2020 Virtual Meeting as closely as possible to a physical meeting. Talks and poster presentations will be in live mode as well as the questions to the speakers.
We will use ZOOM client. You can connect the ZOOM Meeting by their software or by your web browser. Click here for downloading information.
We strongly recommend to give a look at the following 2 videos to learn how to manage ZOOM:
Please joint the meeting by entering your Name and Surname, followed by your conference ID (i.e., Albert Einstein, 999). Please connect 15’ before your presentation
Meeting ID and password will be emailed to registered participants on 30 August. A rehearsal session will be active on 31 August, 2:00 – 4:00 PM (Rome Time).
ORAL PRESENTATION. Plenary talks will be 25′ long; session talks will be 12′ long. Please connect at least 15′ before your scheduled presentation.
You can also give your talk in recorded by sharing your screen and starting the presentation. If you cannot join us at the scheduled time, please email the link to your presentation by Dropbox, Drive or WeTransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org. In such a case, please try to stay online for answering to questions.
At the end of each talk, a brief discussion (3′) will be made with questions & answers in live. To ask for a question, participants should wright “QUESTION” in the chat side bar and the convener will switch on the microphone.
POSTER PRESENTATION. Prepare your poster in PPT or PDF and, if you can, test it on different machines. It is advisable to have a page with a whole poster and other 5 slides/pages: Introduction, Procedures, Results, Interpretation, Conclusions.
Images inserted into PowerPoint are embedded into the presentations. Images that are created at a dpi setting higher than 200 dpi are useless and will only increase the file size of your presentation. Try to avoid overloading your presentation with unnecessary images. Posters will be displayed on the conference website (posters e-room); during the Poster Session you should illustrate your poster (by sharing your screen) in 3′. Please connect at least 15′ before your scheduled presentation.
If you would like to have your poster posted on the website, you should send the file before 22 August.
There will not be a poster session but poster presentations will be included in the oral session as “short talk”. At the end of each presentation, there will be time (2′) for questions & answers in live. Therefore, if you will give your short talk in recorded, be ready to please to reply to questions.
TIPS FOR POSTER PRESENTATIONS
Accuracy, efficiency, and ease of communication should be the main criteria in designing a poster. Join these criteria together with aesthetic appeal and attention grabbers to capture readers’ attention.
There are a few rules for preparing posters. The following suggestions will help to produce a poster that people will read and possibly remember:
It should be possible to read and understand a poster within 5 minutes. Long posters are ignored by most attendees. Design the parts to be simple and effective.
Use graphs instead of tables, tables instead of lists, lists instead of text. Posters full of text will be ignored.
Be creative. A good large colour photograph frequently adds greatly to a poster. But don’t overdo this: it can result a kitschy poster!
Minimize abbreviations because it is difficult to remember three or more abbreviations (other than standard ones) when reading a poster.
Most people read the title and conclusions. If these do not pique their interest, they go on to the next poster.