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IDWeek Regular Deadline and Late Breaker Abstracts are embargoed until October 11 at 8 a.m. ET.
ORAL ABSTRACT PREPARATION
- All abstract presenters must register as an attendee.
- Oral abstract Presenting Authors must attend and present at IDWeek 2023 in person.
- PowerPoint presentations are required.
- To change the presenting author, a listed author must email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide either the submission ID, presentation ID, or title to your abstract and the name of a listed Co-author who will serve as the new presenting author. Requests made after October 5th will not be updated in conference materials.
Oral presentations give authors an opportunity to acquaint conference attendees with the fundamentals of their program, special project, or study analysis quickly and easily.
Q&A and Discussion Board
IDWeek continues to encourage interaction and discussion between abstract presenters and viewers by enabling Q&A and Discussion functionality on the site. Presenters can opt in to this functionality, it is not mandatory. This feature will allow registered attendees only to post questions directly on your presentation page, and you will be able to login and answer them. There will also be a discussion board where attendees can leave comments regarding the presentation. Presenters who opt in will be asked to login to the site during specified dates to answer questions and participate in the discussion on their presentation page. Download information regarding the Q&A and Discussion Board
How do I Upload my PowerPoint Slide Presentation?
Oral Abstract presenters will receive an email with instructions to upload their presentation slides. For those presenters that prefer to pre-submit their presentations via the web prior to arriving in Boston, MA, you may do so by visiting the IDWeek Presentation Pre-Submission Site which will be available in September of 2023.
Can I include a QR Code in my presentation?
Yes, a QR Code can be included in the presentation to link to additional resources and information that are housed in another location, however, the QR code cannot lead to commercial content
How to Prepare Your Presentation
- Introduction: At the start of your presentation, please introduce yourself, including your name, institution, and the title of your presentation/abstract.
- Be Engaging: Include content that will grab your audience’s attention early. Interesting facts or images, a reflective question asked to the audience, or even a short video clip can work well to hold your audience’s focus. Memorable moments within a presentation can help attendees recall your talk above others.
- Be Organized and Concise: When developing your slides, make sure your presentation has a clear and logical flow to it, from introduction to conclusion. Establish your key points and clearly define their importance and impact in a concise, digestible manner.
- Include Take-Home Points: Speakers should briefly summarize the key findings and state your conclusion—ensure that your conclusion is fully supported by the data in your presentation. If possible, provide recommendations or actions to help solidify your message. Consider: if the audience remembers one thing from my presentation, what do I want it to be?
Best Practices for Slides:
- Please note that in order to take full advantage of the widescreen display you should create your presentation in 16:9 aspect ratio (Widescreen).
- Include contact information that it is easily visible in your presentation so that attendees may reach out with questions or comments
- Tables: max 6 rows, 6 columns
- Avoid busy graphics or tables
- Build ideas and transitions
- Include summary/take-home points per concept
- Single key point per line
- < 6 words per line
- < 6 lines per slide
- < 30 characters per line
- Disclosures: Be sure to include a slide at the beginning of your presentation with all author disclosures.