ABSTRACT Presentation Guidelines


We're looking forward to your presentation at the 2024 International Congress to be held at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown in Cleveland, OH, on April 9 - 13, 2024. Below are the details for the oral and poster abstract presentations. 

Oral Abstract Presentations

Oral abstract presentations are scheduled for 10 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions and answers.


Please sit towards the front of the room in the session in which you present. The session chair will introduce and monitor the length of your presentation.


All mobile phones must be turned off while you are presenting. Mobile phones on silent will cause feedback with the microphones. A laser pointer and slide advancer will be available at the podium for your use.


Presentations should be submitted via the Presentation Upload Platform by Friday, March 29, 2024. The Presentation Upload Platform is open! Presenters received instructions via email communication to start uploading their PowerPoints on Friday, February 23, 2024.




Presentation Upload for Oral Abstract Presenters

All oral abstract session presenters must upload their final presentation prior to presenting using the Presentation Upload Portal. The prior upload process is in place to ensure that all sessions run smoothly. Failure to submit your presentation on schedule could result in errors and/or missing information in your presentation. This does NOT apply to non-abstract presenters.


Computers are provided for oral abstract presentations in each session room and are equipped with the latest software for Macs and PCs. Personal laptops may not be used in the session room. Presentations must be submitted by March 29, 2024. PowerPoint and Keynote are the acceptable presentation formats.


Presentation upload platform

Poster Presentations

Each poster will be presented at one of the two poster sessions at the Congress, and the schedule is listed below. Please note that each poster will only be up on the day of presentation. Posters must be taken down so that the next day's presentations can install their posters.


Poster sessions are determined by the ending number of the assigned poster number. Ex) P02.01 will present on Thursday, and P01.24 will present on Friday. 


  • Thursday, April 11

    • 06:30 - 07:30                    Poster Session 1 Install

    • 17:15 – 18:45                     Poster Session 1 - Odd-numbered posters presented

    • 18:45 – 19:15                     Poster Session 1 Dismantle


  • Friday, April 12                 

    • 06:30 - 07:30                    Poster Session 2 Install

    • 17:45 – 19:15 ​​​                    Poster Session 2 - Even-numbered posters presented

    • 19:15 – 20:30                    Poster Session 2 Dismantle


At least one of the authors must be present at the poster during the presentation session designated for the poster topic. Presenters MUST PRINT their posters in advance (see local locations below). 


Note: Posters not removed during the designated dismantle times listed above will be discarded.


Format Requirements
  • Poster presentation space is limited to the dimensions of 112 cm x 112 cm (44 in x 44 in). Dimensions are listed width x height.                                                   

  • Posters should be easily read at a distance of 1.5 meters (see Components and Design of a Poster below for font sizes).

  • A poster printed on one large sheet of matte or semi-gloss paper is encouraged.


  • Include the title of the presentation in large letters, the authors' names, and the institution(s) where the work was completed at the top center of the poster.

  • Poster numbers will be provided onsite and will be placed above your poster; you do not need to leave room on your poster for your poster number.

  • Introduction and Summary/Conclusions sections are advised.

  • Double space lines of text.

  • Only text, graphs, photographs, and artwork may be placed on the poster board.


Components and Design of the Poster

The heading comprises a title for the research project, author names, and author affiliations (including city and country). Headings have more impact in a sans serif font such as Helvetica or Arial.

Title (no smaller than 72 points, preferably in a sans serif font)

Author names (no smaller than 36 points, preferably in a sans serif font)

Affiliations (no smaller than 26 points, preferably in a sans serif font)



The abstract summarizes the main results succinctly.



The body text of the poster will describe background, methodology, results, and interpretation. Body text should be no smaller than 16 points and preferably in a serif font such as Times New Roman or Garamond.



The graphics are essential for an effective poster. Include captions below each graphic. Captions for graphics should be no smaller than 14 points and preferably in a serif font. Graphics should be understandable without recourse to a detailed text caption.



Conclusions should be clear and succinct and provide "take home" messages.


Local Cleveland Print Shops

The below business are within 30 minutes of the host hotel for local pickup or delivery.


Questions? Contact the conference planners at Kelsi@conferencesolutionsinc.com or call 503.244.4294 x1003.


General Questions:


503.244.4294, ext 1003


Registration Questions: 


503.244.4294, ext 1006


Consortium Questions:



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2024 International Congress

c/o Conference Solutions

1300 SE Stark Street, Suite 307

Portland, OR 97214

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