46th Annual Scientific Meeting

20/20 Vision
Embracing innovation that builds on past success

July 9 - 12, 2020 | Virtual


General Session Presentations

*Please note:  ALL PRESENTATIONS (oral, poster, tips/tricks, and video) REQUIRE a full disclosure slide for ALL AUTHORS.  Failure to provide this information will result in removal of your presentation from the SGS meeting*

Paper Presentations and Oral Poster Presentations

  1. Full oral presentations cannot be longer than 8 minutes.  At the end of 8 minutes the microphone will be turned off and the remaining slides will be shown. This will be followed by a 2 minute discussant critique, 1 minute author rebuttal and 4 minutes of Q & A from the floor.  Two weeks prior to the meeting, the discussant will provide the presenter with one to two questions to be answered during the rebuttal. 
  1. NOTE TO DISCUSSANTS: To ensure enough time for audience questions, the discussant will be strictly limited to 2 minutes.  Please use the allotted time exclusively to clarify the questions and/or critique the paper.  Do not read your slides, summarize the details of the presentation or review your clinical or research experience in this topic.
  1. Oral Poster presentations are 4 minutes. At the end of 4 minutes the microphone will be turned off and the remaining slides will be shown. Oral posters will be presented in groups of three followed by a 3 minute Q & A.  See “Posters” for regulations concerning those aspects of posters unrelated to presentation. Oral Poster presenters are required to also present a printed poster.  The presentation in the general session for an oral poster is meant to present the highlights of a study, not a thorough presentation of the study in detail.  It should serve as a "preview" and an invitation to view and consider the poster itself.
  1. There is no number limitation on slides. Suggested guidelines for slide number are suggested below. A disclosure slide is required after the title slide. Only PowerPoint presentations will be accepted.

Suggested guidelines for full oral slide presentations are as follows:

Disclosure (1 slide)
Title (1 slide) (recommend brief thank you only- time is limited!)
Background (1 slide)
Objective (primary aim and secondary aim, etc) (1 slide)
Methods (1-2 slides)
Results -tables, figures, etc (3 slides)
Strengths/ limitations of study (1 slide)
Conclusion (1 slide) 

Suggested guidelines for oral poster presentation are as follows:

Disclosure (1 slide)
Title (1 slide)
Background (1 slide)
Method (1 slide)
Results (1-2 slides)
Conclusion (1 slide)
Remember you also need to make a poster. 

  1. Final PowerPoint presentations must be uploaded at www.sgsonline.org on or before June 5, 2020 or oral presentation cannot take place.  Presentations should be formatted in widescreen, 16:9 dimensions (or "on screen show" under Page Setup). All presenters are also required to bring a back-up copy (thumb drive) of their presentation to the meeting. 
  1. NO changes are allowed after online submission of PowerPoint presentations. NO changes will be permitted at the meeting. Please do not ask for your presentation to be the exception as the request will be respectfully denied.
  1. Any change of presenter of your accepted oral presentation must be communicated to [email protected] by Friday, June 5, 2020.
  1. All presenters must register for the meeting by June 5, 2020. Presenters not registered by June 5, 2020 will be removed from the scientific program.

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Important Dates

June 5, 2020 - Notification Deadline for Change in Designated Presenter
June 5, 2020 - Presenter Registration Deadline for Presenters to be Included in Program
June 5, 2020 – Slides Due for Abstract Presentation