The 2020
Annual Meeting

June 19-20, 2020
We are Coming to YOU!

Podium Presentation Guidelines

All presenters MUST register for the meeting. Click HERE to register.

Please note that your first slide for any presentation must include your mandatory statement of financial disclosure. Download the slide template HERE.

You can view the on-line program, including your talks, HERE. 


Speakers MUST load their talk in the Speaker Ready Room AT LEAST 2 hours prior to their session.

Please do not load your talks directly at the Podium unless directed to do so. Please go to the Speaker ready room at least two hours before your presentation, and make sure to test it to avoid any delays.


Location: Room 508, Ballroom Level, HCC:

  • Wednesday 8:00-17:00
  • Thursday 7:00-17:00
  • Friday 7:00-17:00
  • Saturday 7:00-17:00


PODIUM Session Presenters:

All presentations will be made by computer projection in MS Windows Power Point format.  The audiovisual projection system in each room will include a Personal Computer (PC).   Due to the changes in computer configuration, we are unable to accommodate speaker’s laptops and Internet connection is not available.   No Macintosh computers will be available.


Presentation aspect ratio: all presentations must be in 16:9 for optimum resolution

It is the presenter’s responsibility to ensure that his/her presentation conforms to the specified hardware/software guidelines:

  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • Windows 7 Pro (x64 bits)*
  • Office 2016
  • Windows Media Player 12
  • VLC Player 2.2.8**
  • *Windows 10 will not be available as it is unstable for multiple software programs.
  • ** Windows Media Player plays most video, but the VLC Player is more reliable and it will play every video format.


How long is my talk?

Paper sessions: A strict time criteria of 6 minutes per podium presentation will be in effect for podium presenters.

All other talks: Presentation time limits are at the discretion of the session moderator, who will contact you separately.


  **Bring a copy of your presentation with you to HALIFAX AND PLEASE VISIT THE SPEAKER READY ROOM.**


Please note that the program is subject to change, please check back often for updates and refer to the program on-site for final room assignments.