Instructions for Presenters – BSID 2020

 

Oral presentations – BSID Annual Meeting 2020 – Cardiff

Oral presentations will have 10 minutes for presentation and 3 minutes for discussion. In order to allow sufficient time for questions, the 10 minute limit will be strictly enforced and speakers will be asked to move to their final slide and conclude at 10 minutes.

All oral presentations should use Microsoft PowerPoint software. Presentations should be previewed on a Windows PC and PowerPoint files can be transferred ready for presentation at the venue during the break preceding your talk.

Speakers should please bring along their presentation to upload onto the system in the Lecture Theatre as early as possible and, at the very latest, in the break before the session in which the presentation is to be given.

Conflict of interest

If there is a real or perceived conflict of interest relating to your work, an announcement should be made prior to your oral presentation or displayed on your poster. For oral presentations, a slide to designate the conflict is suggested.

Poster presentations: BSID Annual Meeting 2020, Cardiff

Poster size: 120 cm (h) x 90 cm (w)
NB ***PORTRAIT*** (equivalent to A0)

All posters will be displayed within the Oriel Suite of the National Museum Cardiff. Posters can be displayed from 09:00 am on Monday 30th March and should remain there for the duration of the meeting, prior to removal by 15:30 on Wednesday 1st April.

Presenters of even-numbered posters are asked to be at their poster sites for discussion from 17:30 to 18:30 on Monday 30th March and those with odd numbers between 13:00 and 14:00 on Tuesday 31st March.

The poster boards will be cloth-covered and suitable for velcro attachments. Velcro will be available in the poster/exhibition area.

Suggested guidelines for an effective poster presentation

General points:

  • Text should be kept to a minimum and should be readable from a distance of at least 5 feet (1.5 m).
  • A large typeface should be used: 48-96 point is recommended for the title, 24-36 point for the subtitles and text should be a minimum of 18 point.
  • Type should be in a sans serif face (e.g. Arial) that is clear and precise.
  • Do not use all capital letters.
  • Be consistent with headings, whether they are all capital letters, boldface or italicised.
  • To help viewers follow the flow of ideas, number or letter each illustration and cue it into your text.
  • Each chart or table should have a label or explanation.
  • The information flow should be from top to bottom or from left to right, but not both.

For uniformity and simplicity, it is best to arrange your poster in the following format:

Title: At the top of each poster, a title strip indicating the title, authors (including forenames) and authors’ affiliations as they appear on the abstract, should be included. The lettering of the title should be at least 1 inch (2.5 cm) high.

An abstract is not necessary: it is printed in the meeting booklet.

The introduction should be brief, outlining the relevant background and the research question being addressed.

Methods are usually brief, unless this is the major thrust of the poster. Relevant methods can be included in the results section.

The results are the main body of the poster and should be presented as figures and/or tables with brief legends describing the conclusions from each figure. Any related body of text should be 2-3 paragraphs, maximum.

Conclusion should summarise the main three to four points arising from the results section as a bullet point list.

There is generally no need for a discussion section.

Conflict of interest

If there is a real or perceived conflict of interest relating to your work, an announcement should be made prior to your oral presentation or displayed on your poster. For oral presentations, a slide to designate the conflict is suggested.

PLEASE NOTE that the BAD cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage to a poster presented during the British Society for Investigative Dermatology Annual meeting.