Guidelines for authors 

Oral presentations

All presentations must be prepared in Microsoft PowerPoint, 16:9 format. As a rule, the duration of each presentation is 15 minutes: about 12 minutes for the presentation and 3 minutes for questions and answers. A few communications have a longer duration. Please check carefully the scientific program to identify exactly day, room and time schedule of your speech.



Speakers must bring their presentations at the "Slide Center" in one of the following formats:

- USB Flash drive or mobile hard disk.

- CD-Rom or DVD.

- Presenters WILL NOT be permitted to connect their laptop to the projector.



- For morning Sessions: please report to the " Slide Center " the day before the presentation. 

- For afternoon Sessions: please report to the " Slide Center " in the morning, at the latest by 11.00 am.


If you have movies/audio files in your presentation, please check in advance very carefully that it runs smoothly.

Note that movie and audio files are typically not embedded in your PowerPoint file. Therefore be sure to bring with you all the original movie/audio files (.mpeg, .avi, .mpg, .wav, etc.) and report to the Slide Center well in advance.





Poster presentations
Poster board dimensions are 90 cm wide (35 inch), 140 cm high (55 inch), portrait orientation.

Therefore, we have indicated as maximum poster dimensions 80 cm (width) x 100 cm (height) – portrait orientation.
Adhesives (no pins allowed) for fastening the poster will be provided by the Organizing Secretariat.


Posters will be on display for informal viewing throughout the Conference (June 6-8). Posters may be set up from June 6th and will have to be removed by the end of the meeting. Poster presenters are required to be by their posters during the Poster Session (Friday 7 June from 17.30 to 19.00).


Each poster will be assigned an identification number: please check the Final Poster Session Program onsite at the Conference.

The HEAL organization is not responsible for posters and materials left after the end of the congress.