Contributed speakers have been allocated 15 minutes for presentations including up to three minutes for questions from the audience.
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.
Only PowerPoint presentations are accepted. 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 Speaker’s 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. Please do not hesitate to visit the Speakers’ Room or ask one of the AV technicians for assistance, should you need it during the conference.
Speakers' Room Opening Hours
Monday 1 July: 1600 – 1800
Tuesday 2 July: 0800 – 1800
Wednesday 3 July: 0800 – 1800
Thursday 4 July: 0800 – 1400
Please bring your USB memory stick with your presentation on and back-up copy to the Speakers’ Room at least 2 hours in advance of your talk, 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.
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 symposia, session and then alphabetically by lead 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 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.
You can put up your poster 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 must take it with you.
There will be three Poster Sessions at mmc2019. Poster Session One takes place on Tuesday afternoon and covers most sessions from Tuesday morning until Wednesday lunchtime. Poster Session Two will take place on Wednesday afternoon and covers most sessions from Wednesday lunchtime until Thursday afternoon, with the exception of the EMAG sessions. Poster Session Three will take place on Thursday lunchtime, it will cover the EMAG sessions taking place on Thursday.
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.