Guidelines for Presentations

Session Rooms

Some of the sessions will be held in large halls. Please consider this when preparing your PowerPoint presentation and use a design / size of the text and images that is readily appreciated.

Presentation Technology

The halls in the Congress Centre are equipped with notebooks/laptops and all presenters are encouraged to project data directly from this equipment. Therefore, please bring your presentation in PC-compatible format (PowerPoint recommended, but other formats are possible) on a CD ROM or USB stick no later than 90 minutes prior to your presentation to the Speakers Centre. Presentations from a personal notebook/laptop are not possible. It will not be possible to use traditional slides in trays or magazines.

Guidelines for the Production of Projection Material

Projection material should be regarded as a supplement to the spoken word. You should therefore not use more than 1 or 2 slides per minute. For optimal comprehension of each slide, keep the information short and clear.
We recommend you to use no more than 7 lines of text with 5 or 6 words per line and to sparingly use bold and italic styles. It is also recommended to insert spaces to clearly separate sections and when using bullets, please choose dashes, stars or dots. When presenting figures, tracings, tables, or other illustrations, one or two clear graphical events per slide is recommended to ensure that they can be appreciated from a distance.

Session Formats

Master Lectures
For Master Lectures the time allocated for your lecture is 30 minutes. In order to keep the time we would hereby like to ask you to prepare a talk of no longer than 25 minutes. This will allow time for questions in the end.

Round Tables / ESSM Sessions
Round Tables are scheduled for 60 - 90 minutes and consists of 3 - 4 speakers with 20 minutes presentation time or 4 speakers with 15 minutes.
For Round Tables it is important that chairs and speakers interact with each other when preparing the presentations / cases. Please ask the congress office for the contact details of the faculty.

Podium Sessions
Podium Sessions are allocated 60 to 120 minutes. Each lecturer has 4 minutes for his/her presentation followed by 2 minutes for discussion. Please prepare not more than 6 presentation slides.

Video Surgery Course
The Video Surgery Course is allocated 90 to 120 minutes and time slots of 6 minutes for the video followed by 2 minutes for discusions are foreseen for each presenter.

The workshops are scheduled for 60 - 90 minutes. For each workshop we selected a speaker with high reputation. Hand-outs will be delivered to the participants. These will be available as downloads from the congress website.

Highlighted Poster Tours
Highlighted Poster Tours are allocated 30 minutes during the coffee breaks on Thursday/Friday and on Saturday morning in the Foyer and consist of up to 7 presentations.
A PowerPoint presentation is not required.

PC charts
We recommend that PC presentations (PC charts) are prepared in landscape format in 16:9. To ensure that the PC charts on the screen are legible from the seats in the very back of the hall, it is essential to use the following font sizes:

Headers: bold, font size 40
Sub-headings: bold, font size 32 or 36
Text and figures: normal, font size 24 or 28

Choose a dark background and a light font or a light background and dark font. If you use colours for text and graphics, please ensure they are strong colours that stand out from each other.

For your PC presentation, we recommend you use Microsoft PowerPoint. The animation feature will help you bring your text to life and increase the audience's attention. You are welcome to download a PPT template in congress layout here

Please bring your data on USB stick to the “speaker's centre”, no later than 90 minutes prior to your presentation.

Poster Presentation
Posters are displayed either in the poster exhibition or have been selected as highlighted posters with a presentation in a moderated tour of 30 minutes during the morning and afternoon breaks, no power presentation is required.

The posters will be arranged according to topics, sessions and will be consecutively numbered. As an example; Male sexual dysfunction P-01-01:  
P = poster, 01 = session 01, 01 = abstract 01 under the topic of Male sexual dysfunction.

The poster exhibition is open to all conference delegates.

The poster size is 150 cm height and 95 cm width (portrait style).

For the writing on your posters please use large, semi-bold letters, at least 5 mm high, it should be easily readable at a distance of 2 - 3 m.

Please print your poster on paper or a light material, that allows adhesives to stick it to the posterboards.