Regarding all abstracts:

The guidelines for Poster Abstracts and Oral Presentation Abstracts are the same. They can be downloaded here. The deadline has already passed, so if you are a late registrant, please send your abstract ASAP.

Regarding posters:

Posters should be no larger than 50 cm wide x 70 cm high.

Regarding oral presentations:

Powerpoint presentations accompanying your oral presentation should be sent to with on copy by September 1st. Please also bring a copy on USB to the event in case we encounter technical problems.

My suggestion to those of you doing 3 minute presentations – make an ‘elevator pitch’ presentation.  These are presentations meant to get someone interested in learning more about your research, not to fill them in on everything you have done. Think storytelling. This is a very good skill to have. If you don’t want to design an entire presentation for a 3 minute elevator pitch, that is fine. Just make a Powerpoint document ‘cover page’ with your name, your university, the title of your presentation and maybe some nice relevant graphic to have static in the background while you speak. If you do have a multi-page visual presentation that you think fits in 3 minutes, that is fine too, but don’t overdo it.

10 minute presentations should, of course, focus more on outcomes, methodology, etc. and should include a multi-page Powerpoint presentation with some detail.


There will be prizes for Best Poster, Best 3 Minute Presentation, and Best 10 Minute Presentation.