Slide presentations must be prepared on 16/9 format We recommend the use of the ESC Congress Slide template (download below)
New information available:
Speakers - Online Upload is now open
Chairpersons - Consult the information on Chairpersons Interface
The Online Upload Service is now open and we recommend that you use the online service to upload your presentation(s) in advance.To upload your presentation log in to your ESC Account on MyESC/My Agreementsfull link : http://escol.escardio.org/MyESC/modules/congress/Agreement/default.aspx?eventID=607
Once connected, you will see under the presentation title a link to upload.
Presentations can be uploaded online until midnight (GMT+1) the night before the presentation is scheduled to take place. So even whilst at the congress, you can use this service.
NB - If you do not see a link to upload online, this means your presentation must be uploaded directly at the Speaker Service Centre. This is the case for all presentations which may include Mobile App Voting Questions to the audience in very specific sessions. Do not include such questions to the audience if you have not been specifically instructed to do so / if it is not indicated in your agreement form regarding the format of your presentation.
Speakers can come to the Speaker Service Centre to upload their presentation or review their previously uploaded version as well as for technical assistance from the dedicated team.
At the Speaker Service Centre check in counter the hostess will scan your faculty badge and your picture will be taken.
Upload stations will be available for immediate use, scan your badge at the desk to access your presentation upload service.
Should you need technical assistance to upload your presentation, technicians will be available to assist you.
There is a dedicated area for Speakers uploading presentations with Question Slides for the Audience (no online upload possible)
A faculty lounge will allow you to relax, meet with colleagues and discuss your presentations. Desk & plugs are also available in the lounge if you need to finalise your presentation before uploading.
New this year! The Practice Stage: we have recreated a lecture room stage for you to test out the functionalities available and the Presentation Management System at the lecternSpeaker Service Centre (SSC) Opening Hours
NBPeak hours of operation in the SSC are during coffee breaks and lunch breaks.
You must upload your presentation a minimum of 3 hours before the session starts or the day before if the session is at 8:30. Presentations received after this deadline cannot be guaranteed audiovisual support. Once uploaded, the presentations will available in the lecture room.
Chairpersons should ensure the smooth progress of the session, time management as well as encourage discussions and interactions between faculty members and the audience by allowing sufficient time for questions from the audience.
New Feature! Chairperson Interface - A dedicated computer is installed in the lecture room at the Chairperson Table and aims to enhance your visibility on the ongoing session and assist you in the management of the session as well as collect your evaluation and comments at the end of the session - Learn more on the Chairperson Interface functionalities
New in the Speaker Service Centre - Practice Stage
You can at Speaker Service Centre test the Chairperson Interface on the demonstration computer on the Practice Stage, where we recreated the lecture room set up and feature the functionalities available.
We recommend to all chairpersons to liaise with the speakers presenting in their session as early as possible preferably prior to the congress.
Chairpersons who moderate a Mobile App Interactive session: View the specific instructions
Please refer to your agreement form for confirmation of the presentation title, date, time of presentation and specific instructions with regards to that session.
We remind you that you should use the ESC Congress Slide template for your presentation
You can contact the scientific programme department should you wish to consult with the session chairperson.
Please refer to your agreement form for confirmation of the presentation title, date, time of the session and specific instructions with regards to that session.
In order to comply with some sessions with specific content and technology requirements (Mobile App Voting functionality) – Session briefings will be organised for some special sessions.
This is the opportunity for chairpersons and discussants to familiarise themselves with the cases to be presented and coordinate the discussions which should ensue during the dedicated discussion time in the session. An email with instructions and schedule will be sent to the faculty involved in the session
Session briefing area is located at the SSC - Speaker Service Centre
Please check in with the hostess who will assign you a workstation
A computer will be available to view the presentations and discuss the session programme - Chairpersons should lead the session briefing -
A technician is available in case some changes need to be made to the presentations
We kindly ask all speakers to make sure they upload their slides before the session briefing, so these can be available for review.
Speakers in Mobile App Interactive Sessions are asked to include questions for the audience (see below for guidelines), questions need to be reviewed during the rehearsal and faculty to learn how to launch the voting. A technician must validate upload.
Chairpersons must familiarise themselves with the Mobile App Interaction feature so it can be explained to the audience - A staff member is available during the session briefing to provide the information.
Rehearsals are organised for the Hot Line Sessions. Invitations will be sent accordingly. Please note that these rehearsals take place directly in the lecture room as the purpose of the rehearsal is to discuss the flow of the session and to coordinate the required staging and intervention of panel members on the trials discussion.
If you are involved in one of the following type of session, please make sure to consult the session instructions shown in your 'Agreement form' which details specific information for the session and review the instructions which you will have received by email.
Review your session instructions: Access your Agreement form
If any doubt, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Speakers invited to present in Mobile App Interactive sessions are asked to include "Question Slides" in their presentation.
A demonstration video will be played at the start of the session to inform the audience on the functionality.
Chairpersons should at the start of the session invite the audience to participate in the votes.
Specific instructions for Speakers
The sessions must contain a high level of interactivity with the audience and the material must be suitable for educational purposes.
You can test the functionality during the session briefing at the Speaker Service Centre and on the Practice Stage
All presentations should be 16:9 formatted and have a 1280 x 720 minimum resolution.
They will be displayed from a PC with Windows 7 and PowerPoint 2016.
Please use the official slide set for your powerpoint presentation
In order to ensure an optimal delivery of your presentation, please stick to the following guidelines in the preparation of your presentation:
Personal laptop computers cannot be connected to the projectors in lecture rooms & presentations cannot be loaded directly onto the computer in the lecture rooms. Presentations must be uploaded via our service (Online or at the Speaker Service Centre)
If your presentation is on a Mac computer, we recommend you ONLY provide a Windows compatible file and meet with the technician in the Speaker Service Centre to either make sure that your presentation will run properly on the PC’s or to anticipate a backup solution.
If you have technical questions regarding your presentation before the congress, you may contact the audiovisual service: contact us
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