Important information


An update of the scientific program can be found on the conference website: including the dates and times of presentations.

Click on the link to see the scientific program :

Please click on the below accordion to open the technical requirements and the instructions about images and videos.

Technical requirements

To guarantee your presentation will be correctly displayed, please note the following technical requirements and general notes:

  • Please use Microsoft PowerPoint 97-2016 (*.pptx), OpenOffice / LibreOffice 1.0 – 4.0, PREZI or Adobe PDF to guarantee your presentation will open successfully on an on-site PC. If you use MS PowerPoint, we recommend that you save your PowerPoint presentation using .pptx-format and not .ppsx;
  • Presentations must be formatted in a 16:9 aspect ratio;
  • Please use high contrast lettering and fonts with a minimum size of 32pt and high contrast layouts like light text on dark colours. Only fonts which are included in the basic installation of MS-Windows 10 will be available (English version of Windows). Use of other fonts not included in Windows can cause the wrong layout/style of your presentation;
  • Please note that there will be NO overhead projectors or slide projectors in any of the session rooms;
  • Please note that Apple Keynote presentations must be converted to PowerPoint. If you are a Macuser, please use PowerPoint for Mac;
  • Presentations will be projected in a minimum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. All video/data projectors at the congress can utilize this resolution without a problem.

Images and video

  • Save the image you wish to use as a JPG or PNG and set compression/quality to medium or high. (Avoid saving images as TIF files, especially Mac presentations);
  • Because of the many different video formats, support cannot be provided for embedded videos in your presentation; please test your presentation with the on-site PC several hours before your presentation. Generally, the MPEG-4 and WMV format should work with no difficulties;
  • Movies or videos which require additional reading or projection equipment will not be accepted;
  • Save the images/videos used in your presentation separately on a USB memory stick. In case of problems, we can re-insert the original items;
  • Pictures and animation links to the internet or other files will NOT be accessible;
  • Feel free to embed localised video files in your presentations. However, make sure to always bring a standalone copy of the video file to the SPR;
  • All movies should be set to start automatically as it is NOT possible to click to start a movie. If you require further information, please ask in the SPR our staff member;
  • As a general rule, be careful to respect the rights of all authors and the anonymity of all individuals;
  • Please account for extra time in the SPR if your presentation has one of the following features:
    • MOV-file movies, TIF-file images;
    • Hyperlinks inside presentations;
    • Starting a movie by clicking it;
    • Flash Movies.

All presentations will be properly tested and reviewed in the Speaker Preview Room to assure that all features are fully functional.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time : [email protected]