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Scientific Information

The Conference will host Mini-Symposia (MS), Technical Sessions (TS), and Poster Sessions (PS) and is organized along 7 tracks (parallel sessions, either MS or TS); PS will be accommodated as an 8th parallel session during some of the morning TS.

Please be aware that the schedule is of critical importance for the success of the Conference, allowing participants to move from one parallel session to some other one.

Very strict instructions will be given to the Chairpersons who will be strictly respecting the time allowed for presentation and discussion.



The first session of each Mini-Symposium will start 5 minutes before any other Technical Session, to allow the Organizer(s) to introduce the aims and the contents of the MS, by using 2-3 introductory slides (if wished); for each oral presentation a time slot of 15 minutes (12 minutes for presenting and 3 minutes for discussion) will be assigned.



For each oral presentation a time slot of 15 minutes (12 minutes for presenting and 3 minutes for discussion) will be assigned.



For each poster, the possibility of a flash oral presentation (no slides, infront of his/her poster) will be assigned along organized poster sessions; each poster will have a time slot of 5 minutes (4 minutes for the flash presentation and 1 minute for discussion).

All posters (A0 size, 841 x 1189 mm, vertically arranged) have to be prepared and printed according to the downloadable template (see programme page).

Posters can be hanged either on Sunday, August 27th from 17:30 to 19:30 or on Monday, August 28th from 08:00 and removed within 18:00 of Thursday, August 31st.

Poster board will be marked with the number of poster session + abstract number following the programme order (P01 – abs number). The poster will remain exhibited throughout the Conference duration.



Each speaker is required to bring a USB stick with the presentation and upload the file to the computer at the Slide Center (Palazzo dei Congressi, level -2). If your talk is in the afternoon, please upload it in the morning. If your talk is in the morning, please upload it during the break before your session at the latest. However, we strongly advise that you arrive early  and do not wait until the last moment for this action.

You will not be allowed to offer presentations using your own laptop in the conference rooms. All presentations must be uploaded at the Slide Center (Palazzo dei Congressi, level -2).

  • All session rooms are equipped with a microphone, a projector, a screen with remote control or a laptop.
  • Only a single projection will be available in the session rooms.
  • An assistant will always be present in each session room.
  • If you wish to show web pages of live links to the Internet, please, use screenshots of these links within your presentation instead.
  • Due to technical constraints of the structure hosting the conference, the suggested presentation formats are PDF and PPT with an aspect ratio of 16:9.


The Slide Center with laptops and technical assistance is available on Level -2 at Palazzo dei Congressi during the following hours:

  • Sunday, August 27th 17:30 – 19:30
  • Monday-Thursday, August 28th to 31st 08:00 – 18:00