Oral presentations

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

All oral presentations should use Microsoft PowerPoint software. Presentations should be previewed on a Windows PC and PowerPoint files can be transferred to the computer in the auditorium via USB flash drive. Speakers should copy their presentation to the PC in the auditorium as early as possible and, at the latest, in the break before the session in which the presentation is to be given.

Poster presentations

Format of poster presentation

All posters will be displayed in the exhibition area.

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.

Poster Format

For uniformity and simplicity, it is best to arrange your poster in the following format:
Title: At the top of each poster, put a title strip indicating the title, authors (including forenames) and authors’ affiliations as they appear on the abstract, should be included. The lettering of your title should be at least 1 inch (2.5 cm) high. An abstract is not necessary as it is printed in the meeting booklet. Your introduction should be brief, outlining the relevant background and the research question being addressed. The Methods section is 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.