Oral Presentations

The full preliminary programme has now been published, and authors can identify their allotted presentation slot on the programme.


Each slot is a total of 25 minutes long, which is split as follows:

  • 1

    Introduction and presentation (17 mins)

  • 2

    Q&A (5 mins)

  • 3

    Movement between presenters / rooms (3 mins)

Time slots and timekeeping will be strictly adhered to. Please ensure your presentation can comfortably fit into the allocated timing to ensure your presentation is not cut short, and that the audience has time for questions. Please note that the 3-minute window scheduled for speaker changeovers cannot be used as additional time for presenting.


There is no prescribed format for presentations but if preparing a slide show, please only use MS PowerPoint.

Avoid the use of videos within the presentation.

Logos of employers and sponsors should be as small as possible and should preferably be shown only on the first slide.

Should you prepare a PP slide show, please ensure the text and content of your slides is large enough to be visible to the audience when projected onto the screen.

A basic Power Point template can be downloaded here but is not mandatory to use.

Please feel free to design your own presentation slides.


Presentations slide shows do not need to be submitted in advance. Your presentation materials can be saved on a flash drive and uploaded at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) on the day of your presentation. We will have a dedicated Speaker Prep Room with technicians available to assist you. Please ensure you visit the speaker prep room at least 2 hours before your presentation time.

Our onsite technical team will project your slides onto the screen during your talk. You do not need to bring your own laptop to present. Clickers and pointers will be provided.

Please ensure that you have a copy of your presentation saved in the cloud or another safe location in case anything happens to your laptop and/or flash drive during your travels.


Poster presentations will take place in the exhibition area on Monday, 29 April from 17:30.


The size and orientation of posters should be A0 portrait (841 mm × 1 189 mm).

Posters presentations are not intended as commercial promotions and content should be reflective of your accepted abstract and of a scientific nature. The use of commercial logos should be avoided or kept to a minimum.

Copies of the poster (A4 format) are allowed as handouts, but the distribution of commercial promotional material is prohibited.

Material to affix posters to the poster display boards will be provided onsite but no printing facilities are available.

Use 96-point Arial bold for the title of the poster. Use capital letters for the title.

Use 72-point Arial for information about authors and affiliations. List the authors on a separate line from the title with their affiliations a line below that. Underline the name of the person who will be presenting the poster.

Centre the title, authors and affiliations.

Use 30-36-point Arial bold capitals for section headings.

Use 24-30-point Arial for regular text.

Review the readability of your poster by using a viewing distance of approximately 1,8 m. Avoid squeezing too much text and information onto your poster.

The poster should contain headings similar to those used in the abstract: Introduction, Objectives,  Outcome / Results, References.