For Presenters

For Presenters

  • Please note: all presenters must register for the conference in order to present. 

Papers

  • Please prepare for a 15-17 minute presentation.
  • Each presentation will be followed by 2-5 minutes for questions.
  • Please do not use Prezi for your presentation. If you will be using slides, please use PowerPoint.
  • Please acknowledge any conflict(s) of interest at the beginning of your presentation.
  • The following equipment will be available in the room: a laptop (with web access), a projector, sound system. If you have any specific requirements other than those listed, please contact Ashley Farrell - Ashley.Farrell@uhn.ca or Stephanie Sanger - sangers@mcmaster.ca as soon as possible.
  • Please arrive to your contributed paper session 10 minutes in advance to meet your moderator and the other presenters.
  • Important deadline! Please send your final PowerPoint slides to Ashley Farrell - Ashley.Farrell@uhn.ca or Stephanie Sanger - sangers@mcmaster.ca no later than Monday, May 25th, 2020
  • The slides will be loaded on to the laptop before the conference. It is also highly advised and recommended that you bring a backup copy of your presentation on a USB memory stick to the conference.

Posters 

  • Information regarding the size of the poster will be shared in early February 2020.
  • Official poster set-up time, presentation time, and take-down time will be shared prior to the conference.
  • Important deadline! Please submit a PDF of your final poster for the CHLA/ABSC website to Ashley Farrell - Ashley.Farrell@uhn.ca or Stephanie Sanger - sangers@mcmaster.ca no later than Monday, May 25th 2020. Any additional resources that you would like to make available to participants (e.g. handouts) should be emailed by this date as well.

Tips on Designing Posters

  • Include the title, the author(s), affiliation(s), and a description of the research, highlighting the major elements that are covered in the structured abstract
  • Posters are visual add pictures, graphs, charts etc. to make the poster interesting.
  • Keep text to a minimum and use a large font size so that the poster can be read from a distance.
  • Keep some white space - don't overwhelm the reader with too much text or graphics.
  • If you laminate the poster, consider using a low-glare or matte finish.
  • Ensure that your poster is set up by the specified time.

For more information about poster design, please review the following websites:

University of Guelph: http://www.soe.uoguelph.ca/webfiles/agalvez/poster/

University of Toronto: https://guides.library.utoronto.ca/c.php?g=250934&p=1672361

Interactive Workshops

The CHLA/ABSC 2020 Program planning committee is introducing a new form of contributed content, interactive workshops. These interactive workshops will be in-depth, engaging sessions on a specific topic relevant to health libraries. We ask that the presenters place their workshop in the context of current practice or emerging practices.

  • Please prepare for a 60-75 minute session
  • Each workshop must embody active learning principles
  • Please acknowledge any conflict(s) of interest at the beginning of your presentation.
  • The following equipment will be available in the room: a laptop (with web access), a projector, sound system. If you have any specific requirements other than those listed, please contact Ashley Farrell - Ashley.Farrell@uhn.ca or Stephanie Sanger - sangers@mcmaster.ca as soon as possible.
  • The Conference Planning Committee reserves the right to move a workshop submission to another presentation category (paper, poster, lightning talk) if they dont think the submission is appropriate for the workshop format.

The abstract for a workshop should include:

  • A description of the workshop
  • Learning outcomes
  • Description of the interactivity
  • Please arrive to the session 10 minutes in advance to meet a member of the program team
  • Important deadline! If you have PowerPoint slides to accompany your talk, please send the final slides to Ashley Farrell - Ashley.Farrell@uhn.ca or Stephanie Sanger - sangers@mcmaster.ca no later than Monday, May 25th 2020.
  • The slides will be loaded on to the laptop before the conference. It is also highly advised and recommended that you bring a backup copy of your presentation on a USB memory stick to the conference.

Lightning Talks

  • Speakers will be allotted 5 minutes for lightning talk presentations, followed by 1 minute for questions.
  • Should you choose, you will be permitted to accompany your talk with a maximum of 5 PowerPoint slides (including title slide).
  • Please select one presenter for one lightning talk.
  • The following equipment will be available in the room: a laptop (with web access), a projector, sound system. If you have any specific requirements other than those listed, please contact Ashley Farrell - Ashley.Farrell@uhn.ca or Stephanie Sanger - sangers@mcmaster.ca as soon as possible.
  • Please arrive to the lightning talk session 10 minutes in advance to meet your moderator and the other presenters.
  • Important deadline! If you have PowerPoint slides to accompany your talk, please send the final slides to Ashley Farrell - Ashley.Farrell@uhn.ca or Stephanie Sanger - sangers@mcmaster.ca no later than Monday, May 25th 2020.
  • The slides will be loaded on to the laptop before the conference. It is also highly advised and recommended that you bring a backup copy of your presentation on a USB memory stick to the conference.

Questions?

Please contact Ashley Farrell - Ashley.Farrell@uhn.ca or Stephanie Sanger - sangers@mcmaster.ca