Guidelines for Speakers and Case Based Discussion Presenters

Please find below some important and useful information for your presentation:

Case Based Discussion 

Presenters whose abstracts have been allocated to a Case Based Discussion are requested to deliver their short 8 minute presentation live in Bologna during one of the 6 Case Based Discussion sessions. The 1 hour session will consist of several presentations, and will end with a 20 minute Q&A. The presentation may also include slides, although this isn’t mandatory. Each presenter will be notified of the time of their presentation via email. Presenters may also upload an e-Poster which will be available for viewing on screen onsite in Bologna.

Presentation Slides 

Your first slide should be the title slide with your presentation title, your name and credentials, your institution or company and your city and country.

In compliance with CME/CPD requirements all speakers and oral presenters have to complete a conflict of interest form. Therefore, your second slide should disclose any Conflict of Interest. You can simply list the conflicts or write “Nothing to Disclose”. Note: You need to address the disclosure at the beginning of your presentation for at least 30 seconds to allow enough time for the audience to review and digest the information.

Please click here to download the template slide set consisting of the presentation title slide, Conflict of interest slide and the general CHEST 2022 slide. 

Presentation Upload

All presentations will be saved on a central server connected to the Session Halls, which are equipped with computers/beamers/microphones and supported by dedicated operators

If you are using a PowerPoint presentation (or any other PC-based application), please note that you should deliver it on a USB Memory stick to one of the technicians in the Speakers’ Ready Room as soon as you arrive to the venue in the morning – and at least 30 minutes before the scheduled start of the session.

It is preferable to use the conference computers in the session Halls. These are supplied with Office 2019 (at the very least) and the native ratio of the projection on the screens is 16:9.

Less recommended: You may use your own laptop. In this case, you will need to ensure that it has a HDMI socket for the external signal, and you will need to advise one of the technicians in the Speakers’ Ready Room. It will also need to be tested in the session hall where your lecture is taking place, either during the coffee or lunch break before the session, and at least 30 minutes before the session starts.

Adding Video Films to a Presentation

If the PowerPoint presentation includes video clips, please make sure that you carry out a test with the technician in the Speakers’ Ready Room at least 2 hours before the start of the session or as soon as you arrive to the venue in the morning. You will also need to ensure that the videos are working well, in the hall where your lecture is taking place, at least 30 minutes before the start of the session

An Important Note for Macintosh Users

To use MAC presentations on a PC compatible computer, please note that you will need to prepare it according to the instructions below, before taking it to the s Speakers’ Ready Room:

  1. Convert it to PowerPoint or PDF.
  2. Use a common font, such as Arial, Times New Roman, Verdana etc. (Special characters might be changed to a default font on a PowerPoint-based PC).
  3. Insert the images as JPG files (and not TIF, PNG or PICT – these images will not be visible on a PowerPoint based PC).