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Faculty guidelines for EuroEcho-Imaging

Online upload is open

See online upload instructions in the dedicated paragraph below.


Declaration of Interest

The Congress Committee requests speakers, judges and chairpersons to disclose a potential conflict of interest regarding the topics of the presentations during the introduction of the session for chairpersons or on the first slide of the presentation for speakers. This will allow the audience to take potential conflicts of interest into account when assessing the objectivity of the presentation. A potential conflict of interest may arise from various relationships, past or present, such as employment, consultancy, investments and stock ownership, funding for research, family relationship, etc.

The existence of potential conflicts of interest does not necessarily indicate a bias. However, it is an ethical obligation to inform organisers and participants so that they are made aware of any relationship that might cause unintentional bias.

Speakers are requested to declare interest regarding their current presentation on their first slide.

Chairpersons/Panellists/Judges are requested to declare interest regarding the topics of the presentations during the session on their first slide (if applicable) or orally at the beginning of the session.

Chairperson Guidelines

Chairpersons should ensure the smooth progress of the session, time management and additionally 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 about the Chairperson Interface functionalities

A Demo will be available in the Speaker Service Centre
We recommend to all chairpersons to liaise with the speakers presenting in their session as early as possible preferably prior to the congress.


  • Must be available for the entire duration of the session
  • Moderate the session and organise discussions
  • Deliver concluding remarks
  • Lead session briefings (if applicable, an invitation and instructions will be sent)
  • In order to contact the speakers involved in your session contact the scientific programme department who will put you in contact with the faculty involved in your session.
  • To view the presentations you can do so in the lecture room on the Chairperson Interface before the start of your session.
  • Complete the evaluation at the end of the session on the Chairperson Interface.
    Chairpersons who moderate a Mobile App Interactive session: View the specific instructions

Speaker Guidelines

General Information:

  • Your presentation is confirmed on your agreement form and via the reminders sent by the Scientific Programme Department.
  • Timing allocated to your presentation includes the time you need to allow for questions from chairpersons and the audience as we strongly encourage the interaction in our scientific sessions.
  • Your Declaration of interest will either be automatically inserted when you upload your presentation or you can choose to insert your own slide.
  • Speakers are required to prepare a presentation to be displayed in the lecture room - See below the instructions to assist you in your preparation. We also advise you to use the EE 2017 Powerpoint template

Technical Information for Oral Presentations

All presentations should be 16:9 formatted and have a 1280 x 720 minimum resolution.

They will be displayed on a PC with Windows 7 and PowerPoint 2016.

In order to ensure an optimal delivery of your presentation, please stick to the following guidelines in the preparation of your presentation:

  • Your presentation must be prepared in PowerPoint version: type .pptx
  • Preferred page set-up is landscape orientation (portrait orientation will not be displayed correctly).
  • Use standard Windows fonts only. Try to avoid the use of non-standard Windows fonts or language-specific fonts.
  • Images: Do not copy and paste the images from another application, please use the “insert an image from a file” functionality from PowerPoint (format JPG or PNG).
  • Images: Make sure that inserted images have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.
  • Video: WMV, MP4 or AVI are the only acceptable video formats.To avoid any issue with movies and loops with PowerPoint, presentations MUST be saved as .pptx files.
  • Apple: Please give your filename an extension “pptx” (Preferred version: PowerPoint 2016).
  • Check your presentation on a Windows-operated computer (preferably Win7) before you upload it

Uploading your presentation

Online Upload

 This service is now open and we recommend that you upload your presentation(s) in advance. You can use our Online Upload service at any time even during the congress.

Speakers: to upload your presentation log into your ESC Account on "My ESC/My Agreements"

• Once connected, you will see under the presentation title a link to upload.
• A step by step wizard will take you through the process.
• For each presentation uploaded you will receive a confirmation email with the status of your 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 still use this service.
We do advise you to use the official EE 2017 Powerpoint template for your presentation.

Speaker Service Centre (SSC)

At the Speaker Service Centre 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.

Desk & plugs are also available in the lounge if you need to work on your presentation before uploading.

Speaker Service Centre (SSC) Opening Hours Start End

Tuesday 5 December



Wednesday 6 December



Thursday 7 December



Friday 8 December



Saturday 9 December 07:30 12:30


  • 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.
  • Upload the template we advise you to use for your presentations: EE 2017 Powerpoint template.

In the lecture room

  • From the lectern, your presentation title will appear on the screen. You will be the one to launch (click on your presentation title) and navigate your presentation using the user-friendly interface and mouse. We strongly recommend the use of the mouse pointer, instead of any laser pointer (not provided).


  • Personal laptop computers can't be connected to the projectors in lecture rooms.
  • Presentations can't be loaded directly in on the computer in the lecture rooms.

Mobile App voting slides

Available in room Beethoven for the 6 sessions listed below:


Session titles

Date & start time

Cardiac Imaging Quiz 1

Thursday 7 December 10:10
How to use cardiac imaging to discover early heart failure in cardiomyopathies? Thursday 7 December 11:00
Cardiac resynchronization therapy: how to get the best out of the device Thursday 7 December 16:30 
Cardiac Imaging Quiz 2  Friday 8 December 10:10
Heart failure and ischemia  Friday 8 December 14:00
The invasive validation of left ventricular filling pressures  Friday 8 December 16:30


Speakers invited to present in Mobile App Interactive sessions are asked to include " Question Slides"  in their presentation

The sessions must contain a high level of interactivity with the audience and the material must be suitable for educational purposes.

  • Limit the number of questions, maximum 3 questions - Please keep in mind that it can take up to 3 minutes to "go through" a question
  • In order to keep the voting process fast and simple, we recommend that you construct your voting questions according to the following principles:
    • Keep the questions short and clear
    • Provide no more than 5 possible answers
    • Give the possible answers a letter from A to E
    • For a “yes /no” question, use the format “A = yes, B= no”
  • Prepare a  slide with the question and multiple choice answers - This is the slide which must be shown at the speaker service centre - to be tagged with a "vote" button, which you will be asked to activate to launch the voting during the session.
  • Before launching the voting, please give sufficient time to the audience to get their device out on the correct page  - You should give them an indication " get ready to vote, open you Mobile App" and then show the question slide.
  • To launch the voting, you need to click on the "vote" button which will be added to your slide by the technician - The audience then has 20 seconds to cast a vote.
  • After the question is asked, results of the vote will be shown on the screen - This is generated automatically by the system.
  • You can choose to have a slide showing the solution and explanation, to be displayed after the results are shown