Instructions for Presenters

With travel and participation restrictions on the Annual Scientific Congress at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), presenters will be required to provide a pre-recorded presentation.

Presenters not at the MCEC will then be expected to be online during and after their presentations for discussions/Q&A.

ePoster and pre-recorded verbal presentations to be provided by Sunday 18 April.

Presentations are now due, please provide your presentation at your earliest convenience.


ePoster Presentations

A template PowerPoint Poster is provided and must be used when creating your ePoster. ePosters of different dimensions may be skewed/stretched/truncated when displayed unless they conform to the template.

Please note that there is no verbal requirements for your ePoster presentation.

ePoster Template – download here
ePoster Guidelines & Template – download here

Verbal Presentations

Please review the presentation terms and conditions linked below.

Presenters are required to provide a pre-recorded presentation and be present onsite/online during and after their presentation for discussion/Q&A.

Please provide your recorded presentation by Sunday 18 April.

Please find links below to assist you in preparing and recording your presentation.

PowerPoint Template (not compulsory) – download here

Default screen format is 16:9 (4:3 presentations will not be compromised)

The default aspect ratio for slides is 16:9 (wide screen) rather than 4:3. This is to reflect the fact that the standard template in the latest version of PowerPoint (Office 365 for Windows, Office 2016 for Mac) is 16:9 (wide screen) – which is in line with the format of most screens today (TVs, iPads, tablets, etc.). However, please note that the older 4:3 (non-wide screen) format will be supported and your presentation will not be compromised in size or resolution if you choose to stay with this format.


College policy requires disclosure of all financial relationships between a speaker and the commercial supporter (if applicable) or with the manufacturer of any product or class of products they plan to discuss. This policy is designed to provide the audience with an opportunity to review any affiliations between a speaker and supporting organisations for the purpose of determining the potential presence of bias or influence over content.

This policy is not intended to prevent a speaker with such an affiliation or relationship from participating.

Disclosure should be made using a slide at the beginning of your presentation.

Examples of relationships which should be disclosed include but are not limited to:

  • any direct financial interest in a company whose interests are in the area(s) covered by the educational material
  • investments held by the speaker in a relevant company
  • membership on a relevant company’s advisory board or similar committee
  • current or recent participation in a clinical trial sponsored by a relevant company
  • assisting in the design of clinical studies concerning the use of products manufactured by a relevant company
  • participating in clinical studies using products produced by a relevant company
  • research by the speaker sponsored by a relevant company
  • paid speaker by a relevant company
  • the speaker holds a patent for a product referred to in the presentation or marketed by a relevant company

To ensure that audiences receive complete information, speakers who have no involvement with industry should inform the audience that they have nothing to disclose, i.e., cannot identify any potential conflict of interest.


Presentation webcast on the virtual congress

Subject to your consent, speaker presentations are expected to be published on the Virtual Congress website within 48 hours of delivering your presentation at the meeting.