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Guidelines for Presentations

Declaration of Conflicts of Interest

Speakers must inform the conference participants about any conflict of interest. This information includes details about financial interests, affiliations and relationships that could be perceived as conflicting.

It's important for speakers to take care of their conflict of interest timely. All conflicts must be announced to the organizers for the implementation into the online programme at least 2 weeks before the conference.

Speakers should continuously monitor their conflicts of interest and promptly update their disclosures if any new conflicts arise before or during the meeting.

If speakers have conflicts of interest that could potentially affect their presentations, they should prepare transparency statements to acknowledge these conflicts on the second page of their presentation.

During the presentation, speakers should openly acknowledge any relevant conflicts of interest they have disclosed and reassure the audience of their commitment to maintaining objectivity and integrity.

Please use this template in your presentation. The template can be used both if there are conflicts and if there are no conflicts.

Should a previously undisclosed conflict of interest arise shortly prior to or during the congress, speakers must disclose these immediately via the template. If a relevant COI is not declared, the organisers reserve the right to exclude the speaker from the congress and future congresses.

Lectures and oral presentations of abstracts

Please bring the slides and any other materials for your lecture or oral presentation of an abstract to the congress on a portable device with a USB-A connector (e.g. a flash drive) and submit them at the Media Centre, located in the exhibition hall. We ask that you do so in good time, ideally the day before, but no later than 2 hours before your presentation or lecture is due to begin.

Please prepare your slides as a pdf or a PowerPoint file in 16:9 landscape format. Use standard formats for video or audio files (avi, wmv, mpg) and submit them separately from your slides. In the meeting rooms you will find a lectern with a laptop as well as a remote to switch through your slides. If you plan to use non-digital media, please let us know in advance.


The poster presentations will take place in the exhibition hall. Each presenter will be allocated a space. Please find the spot for your poster when you arrive at the congress and hang up your poster as soon as possible. Thumbtacks will be available at the poster walls. Each poster presenter will also be allocated a 2-hour time slot during which they should be with their poster to answer questions. Details about this will be sent out once the allocation is finished.

Please prepare all posters in physical form, there is no option to present them on a screen. Posters must be size A0 and prepared in portrait orientation.