Presentation Guide



The time allotment for the presentation is fifteen minutes including questions.  Adherence to this time schedule is critical, so you are asked to submit your presentation by email in advance (see Submission Deadline below). Your presentation will be preloaded for you onto the laptop in the room of your scheduled presentation. 


Oral presentations may take one of the following two forms:

Study: Include: Introduction (review of the literature and the study purpose/rationale); Methods (description of subjects, study design, procedures, measures, and how the data was analyzed); Results (key study findings and level of statistical significance); and Conclusions (implications of findings and future directions for research).
Case Report: Include: Background (the importance of the subject matter and specific purpose of the report); Case (a summary of pertinent features of the clinical findings, laboratory abnormalities, treatment and outcome); and Conclusion (a summary of principal findings, uniqueness of case, and relevance to clinical practice).



Before midnight on Wednesday, April 29th, 2020, presentations should be prepared as written below and emailed to:

  1. Files must be saved in a ".PPT" format of Microsoft PowerPoint version 2010 or earlier only.
  2. Make sure when naming the file to save it by first author's last name and first name, i.e, John Smith's presentation should be "Smith-John.PPT". For authors with multiple presentations, include a "-1", "-2", etc. after the first name, i.e., "Smith-John-2.PPT".
  3. Save your final presentation on a USB memory stick as backup and remember to bring it with you on the day of the event.

If you are unable to submit your presentation prior to the deadline, please make sure that you have your presentation on a USB flash drive that can be uploaded to the laptop used in the room for your presentation before 8:00 am.


Suggestions for a successful oral presentation:

  • Color graphics, photographs and/or diagrams are not only visually appealing - but aid the audience in understanding your study or case report.
  • Be well prepared. (Practice. Practice. Practice!) Do not include all of your narrative on your slides (use bulleted statements).
  • Maintain eye contact and good posture.
  • Avoid speaking too quickly. Voice inflections help to enhance your presentation.
  • Handouts may help to engage your audience. Handouts should be given to the room moderators for audience distribution.



All electronic posters must be submitted by April 30th, 2020.  They can be PowerPoint, Google Slides or PDF format.

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Sponsorship Options

Emerald - $1,500: Lunch & Afternoon Winners Ceremony Sponsor
Platinum - $1,000: Reception & Evening Winners Ceremony Sponsor
Gold - $500: Continental Breakfast Sponsor or 1st Place Winner Sponsor (Choice of 1: Best Case Oral, Best Case Poster, Best Study Oral, Best Study Poster)
Silver - $250: Break Sponsor or 2nd Place Winner Sponsor (Choice of 1: Best Case Oral, Best Case Poster, Best Study Oral, Best Study Poster)
Bronze - $150: Sponsor of a Specialty Award

The above sponsorships also include:

  • Logo placement on Forum Signage and Presentation
  • Optional Ads in Forum Program

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  • Advertising in Forum Program
  • Exhibitor Space
  • General Donations accepted

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Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!

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