Invited Speakers

Invited speakers have been allocated 30 minutes for presentations including up to five minutes for questions from the audience.

Submitted Talks

Contributed speakers have been allocated 15 minutes for presentations including up to three minutes for questions from the audience.

Flash Talks

If you have been allocated a Flash Talk, you have five minutes for your presentation including one minute for change over. 

In order to keep the sessions running to schedule and allow questions from the audience, it is very important to ensure presentations are within the allotted time.

Your Presentation

All presenters are asked to go to the AV and Speakers' room after they have registered to check their presentation and compatibility.   The AV room is situated near the registration desk in central room 8.

All the projector screens will be set to a 16:9 ratio. Your presentation can either be loaded centrally or you may also present from your own laptop if you prefer.   If you plan to use your own laptop, please also bring the appropriate adaptors.  There will be an HDMI connection on the lectern. You will still need to visit the AV room to check your presentation and compatibility.   If you plan to load your presentation centrally, please bring your USB memory stick with your presentation to the AV room.

Only PowerPoint presentations are accepted if you are not using your own laptop.

Please note that only single projection will be available. Do not include live links to the Internet. If you wish to show web pages, use screen shots within your PowerPoint presentation. Presentations will be saved and run from a computer in the session room. You will still be in control of moving your slides back and forth.

All presentations should be based on the submitted abstract as accepted by the Programme Committee.

Room set-up for mmc2019 is theatre-style. All rooms are equipped with a lectern, microphone, projector, screen, remote control, laser pointer and laptop with PowerPoint. There will be an AV technician on hand in each lecture theatre to control the roaming microphones for questions from the audience and to assist you, should you need it.

Speakers' Room at Manchester Central

The Speakers’ Room is situated in Central 8 close to the main entrance of Manchester Central. The AV company will be on hand to help load presentations and answer any technical queries about talks. After having your presentation checked in the AV room, if you have any technical queries during the conference, please do not hesitate to ask one of the AV technicians for assistance in the Speakers' room.

Speakers' Room Opening Hours

Monday 1 July: 1000 – 1800
Tuesday 2 July: 0800 – 1800
Wednesday 3 July: 0800 – 1800
Thursday 4 July: 0800 – 1400

Please go to the Speakers’ Room at least 2 hours in advance of your session, but preferably either in the morning before your talk in the afternoon, or the day before, if possible, for a morning presentation, so that this can be loaded onto the computer in the lecture theatre. 

Poster Presenters

In order to fit on the poster boards, your poster should be printed size A0 (841mm x 1189mm) and be in portrait orientation.

All poster presentations should be based on the submitted abstract as accepted by the Programme Committee.

Location and Displaying your Poster

Posters will be displayed in the designated Poster Village at the rear of the Exhibition Hall. Poster boards will be organised by session, symposia and then alphabetically by presenting author.

Boards will be clearly marked to indicate the session and the poster number, which will correspond to the poster list in the conference programme you receive at registration. You will need to check the programme or late breaking poster list, on arrival to find out your poster number. If you have any difficulties, a member of the mmc2019 team will be available to assist you. You will be given Velcro to affix your poster to the board. Please do not use pins or staples which may damage the boards. If you require additional Velcro, please visit the registration desk.

On arrival please put your poster up (from 0915 on Tuesday 2 July). Posters must be taken down no later than 1415 on Thursday 4 July as the Exhibition Hall will close at 1500 and you will not be able to have access to the Hall to remove your poster after that time.

Please do not leave your poster tubes or packaging next to your poster board as we cannot guarantee security, and also it presents a potential health and safety issue. You may leave your poster tube in the cloakroom,  named, with a sticker provided by us.

If you want to print your poster in Manchester here are two places that could do that for you: Media Services, University of Manchester and MuPrint.

Poster Sessions

There will be three Poster Sessions at mmc2019. Poster Session One takes place on Tuesday afternoon, Poster Session Two takes place on Wednesday afternoon and  Poster Session Three on Thursday lunchtime.

Posters can be viewed during the lunch breaks and also during the dedicated Poster Sessions. Both the Tuesday and Wednesday Poster Sessions are from 1600 – 1800. The Thursday Poster Session is from 1200 - 1315.

You must be next to your poster during the relevant Poster Session in order to answer any questions as this is when the posters will be judged.

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