All abstract presenters must register as an attendee.
Oral presentations give authors an opportunity to acquaint conference attendees with the fundamentals of their program, special project, or study analysis quickly and easily.
All oral abstract will be presented at IDWeek 2020 virtually. To present an oral abstract at IDWeek 2020 Online, presenters must upload a PowerPoint Slide presentation. In addition to creating a slide presentation, presenters must also record an audio narration to accompany the slides. Oral abstract presentations should be no longer than 15 minutes.
All oral abstract presentation slides and audio narration will be uploaded prior to conference and made available to attendees in the Interactive Program Planner and IDWeek Mobile App. Abstract presentations and audio will be available online for a minimum of three years.
Be sure to include contact information that it is easily visible in your presentation so that attendees may reach out with questions or comments.
NEW! Q&A and Discussion Board
IDWeek has added functionality to facilitate discussion between presenters and viewers. 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 between the dates of Oct 21-31 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 and record audio narration in the Education Harvester. The presentation upload site will remain open through October 14.
How do I Record my Presentation Narration?
Poster Narration will be entirely recorded and collected in the Poster Harvester. The audio recording site will remain open through October 14.
*Please view the video below for a walkthrough of upload presentation slides and recording audio narration.
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 is housed in another location.
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?
- Follow the Best Practices for Slides:
- 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.