Information for Oral Presenters

We are so excited to welcome you as a presenter at the 2017 ICEC! Below you will find all of the information you will need on preparing and submitting your presentation as well as CME/CEU requirements for speakers.

During your session, you will be allotted 10 minutes to give your presentation and 5 minutes for audience questions. A moderator will be present in your session to introduce each speaker and keep the session on time. After all 5 presentations in your session have concluded, 15 minutes will remain for a general Q&A session for all presenters. The moderator will facilitate this 15-minute panel-wide Q&A.

We hope you are excited to attend the conference and present in Cleveland! We encourage you to download the I'm presenting badge and use it in email, on your website, on social media, etc. to let your colleagues know that you will be presenting at ICEC.

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Preparing Your Presentation

If possible, and for consistency's sake, presentations should be prepared using Microsoft PowerPoint in widescreen (16:9) format. With your permission, conference organizers will post your presentation in note-taking format (3 slides per page with lines for notes on the sides) as a non-editable PDF on a private website only for conference registrants. If you do not wish to post your presentation handouts, we will still need your PowerPoint file in advance for review for CEU requirements (both physician and nurse CEU accreditation require this).

Slide Format Guidelines

The following are some suggestions to consider when preparing your slides that will maximize their impact and legibility:

  • Use several bullet points that target the topic on each slide, but no more than seven bullets per slide.
  • Use large, easy-to-read fonts, such as Arial.
  • Keep the text simple and concise (you should not put all of the text you will speak on your slide; audience members dislike having slides read aloud to them).
  • Mix text with graphics and figures for greater interest, but keep any charts/figures simple enough to be easily read from the back of the meeting room.
  • Orient all type horizontally, even on graphs and diagrams.
  • Consider colorblindness and clarity when choosing accent colors and backgrounds. Use light and dark colors that contrast each other for legibility.

CME/CEU Requirements for Presentations

  • Please insert a conflict of interest disclosure as the first slide after your title slide, even if you have nothing to disclose. If you have a relationship to disclose, list the name of the entity, the nature of your relationship, and if it is active or a terminated relationship. Verbally disclose any such relationships (or the lack thereof) at the beginning of your presentation.
  • Please list the learning objectives specific to this particular presentation in a slide immediately after the conflict of interest slide.
  • Please insert a slide at the end of the presentations that includes additional citations/references published in the past 5 years from peer-reviewed journals.
  • Please do not include any slides you have obtained from a commercial entity, or any slide that contains a logo, product by or listing of a commercial entity.

If you will be discussing off-label uses of a pharmaceutical product or medical device during your presentation, please notify Jen Alluisi as soon as possible at

Presentation Upload/Submission

All oral presenters, including invited and plenary speakers, workshop presenters, panelists, and abstract presenters, are required to submit their PowerPoint presentations by 30 August 2017. If you have already submitted your presentation but you have made changes, please resubmit your presentation. We will be posting PDFs of your slides (if you give us permission to do so) by 8 September 2017 for conference attendees to view/print in advance and would like to use the most up-to-date versions. Submitting your materials before you arrive at the conference also makes the session go more smoothly as we can have your slides ready to go at the session computer before you arrive. You may upload your submissions using the Presentation Submission Form. Please contact us at with any questions.

Upload Your Presentation