Information for Presenters

Oral Presentations

Authors are allocated 15 minutes, ten plus five for questions. Please keep to the time limit to ensure all presenters receive equal opportunity.

Room allocation, running order and Chairperson will published in the print programme available at the registration desk. Please note the running order is subject to change in case of any absences or if papers are better suited in a different order.

Using your own laptop is not a problem but can delay proceedings. We will request that you present last to avoid eating into the session time. Note, this could cut your own presentation time short.
Presentations will not be requested prior to the conference, please bring a copy with you on a USB stick for transferring onto the laptop already set up in the room.
Rooms will be open 30 minutes before each session for you to load (and run through) slides.

Clearly labelled presentations should be placed into a pre-named folder e.g. Monday August 20th am/pm on the desk top, a team member will be available to offer assistance if needed.

All computers will be wiped after the event. Permission to keep a pdf copy of your presentation for adding to the Preventing Overdiagnosis Archive will be requested by way of a form requiring a signature. These forms will be on the lectern in each room.

A seat marked Reserved will be made available for you at the front row. Please be in the room and prepared at least five minutes before the session is due to start.


Poster Presentations

Each poster must be on view up to and including the last break on Wednesday 22nd August (15:30 – 16:00). PODC 2018 has extended breaks giving better opportunities for poster presenters to discuss content.

The mounting board for each poster is 6′ high x 3′ wide (portrait) and can accommodate one A0 poster each side.

Poster boards will be numbered. Your poster number will be the number beside your title in the printed programme. Velcro fastenings will be provided.


Poster + Research in Conversation Presentations

The aim is to develop informal drop in breakfast sessions with coffee and pastries, creating a relaxed environment to discuss research topics and opportunities. Please make yourself available from 08:00 on Tuesday August 21 and Wednesday August 22nd.


Workshop 90 minutes – Workshops are led by one or more facilitators and should include objectives and learning outcomes. Participants should work, think and process. lots of interaction, not just a talking shop.
Seminar 90 minutes – This involves more individual thinking, with one or two people opening the seminar with an introduction to the discussion point. This is followed by a full group discussion on the topic, question or idea that has been put forward.


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Don’t forget to complete the BMJ licence to publish document so that your abstract can be added to a special edition of the BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine Journal.