Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

7 - 11 July 2019

Presentation Guidelines

Oral Presentations

The time available for each oral presentation is limited to 15 minutes, including a brief question period. No exceptions will be made.

    ‣ Presentations should be in Microsoft PowerPoint (PowerPoint 2016 [.pptx] is the

       preferred format). Please notify the session chair well in advance if your presentation is

       in a different format.

    ‣ Please bring your presentation on a USB memory stick. Be sure to CLEARLY identify

       your USB memory stick with your name & the session in which you are presenting.

    ‣ At the beginning of each day, before the speaker sessions, please submit your

      presentation media to the session chair in the room in which your presentation will take

      place. The session chair (or another volunteer) will be present in each room to help you

      load your presentation on the appropriate computer.

    ‣ At least one (1) hour before your session starts, please check with the session chair for

      scheduling changes and to be sure that your presentation has been loaded.

    ‣ Please be sure to check your presentation for viruses before uploading and presenting

       at the meeting.

Poster Pitches

    ‣ Poster pitch sessions will be held each morning, immediately following the keynote


    ‣ The above guidelines are also applicable for poster pitch presenters.

    ‣ Each presenter will have 2 minutes to present 2 slides.


Poster Presentations

Attendees can participate through poster submissions. Posters will be available for viewing each lunch hour during the conference on Monday thru Wednesday. On designated days, authors will be on-hand to discuss their poster with interested persons. Poster submissions must be made using the Abstract Submission Form. Posters must be designated to one of the theme areas listed in the submission form and follow the Poster Guidelines described below.

Poster Guidelines

Please use the following guidelines and format to prepare your poster:

    ‣ Dimensions of the poster MUST NOT exceed 44.5” wide by 44.5” high (113 cm by 113

       cm). An alternative size is 39" wide by 48" tall (100 cm wide by 120 cm tall)

    ‣ Limit the text to about ¼ to ½ of the poster space, and use images, photographs, and

       graphs to present your research. Make a banner to display the title, name, and affiliation

       at top-center of the poster.

    ‣ The text should be readable from a distance of 6-ft (1.8 m). Use a minimum font size of

       20 points.

    ‣ Lettering for the title should be large (at least 70-point font).

    ‣ Use of the following format/sections is suggested :

        ◦ Title

        ◦ Author names and affiliation

        ◦ Abstract

        ◦ Introduction

        ◦ Materials and methods

        ◦ Result/discussion

        ◦ Conclusions

        ◦ References

NOTE: all presenters should be aware of colour blindness guidelines.

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