Guidelines for PAMS 17 Presentations


  • Each session room will be provided with an LCD projector and a laptop for PowerPoint presentations.
  • Each oral presentation is allotted 15 minutes. The speaker should plan to speak for 10-12 minutes only, and leave 3-5 minutes for questions. All speakers and moderators are to strictly observe the allotted presentation time to honor the Symposium schedule and maintain the timing of the concurrent sessions.
  • Presenters will NOT BE ALLOWED TO USE THEIR PERSONAL LAPTOP COMPUTERS. Presenters must submit their presentations to the Secretariat prior to their talk (see further instructions below).
  • Presentations should be saved as Microsoft Office PowerPoint files, at least 2010 version or newer (*.pptx).
  • Slide dimensions must be in the standard 4:3 ratio. Wide formats (16:9 ratio) may not convert properly in the projector system that will be used.
  • Presentations that require the use of videos and audio must coordinate with the Secretariat prior to their scheduled talk. There is NO GUARANTEE that such media can be played unless properly coordinated prior. Presentation time will NOT be extended in preparing or playing such media. Media files must be embedded into the PowerPoint file and not be submitted as separate files.
  • Presentation files must be copied into the Secretariat’s computers at least 6 hours before the scheduled presentation time. Presenters should check their PowerPoint files for compatibility and proper operation.
  • Each presentation will belong to a specific session, which will be managed by an assigned Session Chair. Presenters are advised to coordinate and be acknowledged by their respective session chairs prior to the start of the session.
  • In case of last-minute cancellations of oral presentations, the schedule indicated in the printed program will be followed to prevent a cascade of changes. Changes in the schedule due to unforeseen circumstances will be officially announced by the Secretariat.


  • Poster size is 0.91 x 1.22 m (3 x 4 ft), and must be laid out in portrait.
  • Ensure that the figures and images are clear, and that the text is readable from at least a 2-m distance.
  • The poster message should be clear and understandable even without an oral explanation.
  • The poster should include the title, authors’ names and organization(s), and where the work was completed.
  • It should include a brief introduction, methods, results, analysis and discussion, acknowledgements, and key references.
  • Text throughout the poster should be kept brief, and messages should be clear and concise.
  • Ingress: 19 July, Wednesday at 1-5 pm; 20 July, Thursday at 8 am - 12 pm.
  • Egress: 22 July, Saturday at 3-5 pm