Guidelines for Authors

1) Guidelines for Presenting Authors

A large number of abstracts has been received this year for the 17th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Pediatric Dermatology. The ESPD Scientific Programme Committee worked hard together with the members of the Local Organising Committee to compile the final programme from more than 190 accepted abstracts. In the end there will be more than 60 Scientific Presentations delivered during the whole meeting period.

Oral Presentations

Oral presentations are always accompanied by PowerPoint presentations. The speakers are entirely responsible for the presentation content (order, graphics etc…). All presentations and questions must be delivered in English, as English is the official language of the meeting. Time reserved for scientific presentation (including time for discussion) is:
• 30 minutes for plenary talk
• 25 minutes for invited talk
• 10 minutes for free communication presentation

Presentation Format

All presentations should meet commonly compatible format, preferably using PowerPoint version 2010 or higher in 16:9 aspect ratio.
Supported file types:
• Presentation: PPT, PPA, PPTA, PPTX, PDF
• Video: AVI, MPG, MKV, MOV, MP4, WMV
• Audio: WMA, MP3, WAV
• Pictures: JPG, GIF, BMP, TIF
When saving the final presentation to a USB stick, all video files if any and all links to these multimedia files must be saved on the device with the presentation.

Depositing the File

Presentations must be handed over to the personnel in the SPEAKERS' PREVIEW ROOM, either with a CD or a USB stick, as far in advance as possible and TWO hours BEFORE the start of entire session, where the presentation is to be displayed, AT THE LATEST. The presentation for an early morning session should be handed over the evening before.
SPEAKERS' PREVIEW ROOM will be located on the Ground Floor in the Menphis room and will be available in the following times:
• Thursday, 19 October – 10:00 – 19:15
• Friday, 20 October – 8:00 – 18:30
• Saturday, 21 October – 7:30 – 13:30

In the Meeting Room

All presentations will be sent directly to the meeting room through the internal computer network. Please, we kindly ask all authors NOT to come at the last minute with their own computer into the meeting room. All presentations must be downloaded in the SPEAKERS' PREVIEW ROOM beforehand.


2) Guidelines for Poster Authors

More than 170 abstracts were accepted for poster presentations. Posters will be displayed continuously from Thursday, 19 October to Saturday, 21 October in the Poster Area located on the Floor Mezzanine 1 (Saturno, Marte and Júpiter rooms). There will be no guided discussion held, however poster viewing is scheduled during coffee and lunch breaks or anytime during the Meeting itself.

Poster Mounting

Thursday, 19 October 10:00 – 16:30
All posters should be set up during Thursday, 19 October at the latest. Please make sure to mount your poster on the poster board with the number corresponding to the number asigned to your poster presentation (e.g. P 001, P 002 etc…). Mounting material will be available directly onsite.

Poster Dismantling

Saturday, 21 October 13:00 – 16:00
Posters not dismantled by its authors by the end of the Meeting will be removed by the organisers and discarded.