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Guidelines for Oral Papers

Gold Medal Paper/Free Paper

The time allotted for each oral presentation differs according to the category of oral presentation- SCS Gold Medal paper presentation (8 minutes for presentation and 2 minutes for Discussion) or Free (6 minutes for presentation and 2 minutes for Discussion). It is suggested that you plan your presentation in advance, and practice it in order to make sure that it fits within the allowed time. No exceptions will be made.

  • While planning your presentation, make sure that you go straight to the point.
  • Avoid spending too much time on introduction and background.
  • Ideally, the sections of your speech should be:
    • Aim of the study
    • Methodology
    • Results
    • Conclusions

Delivering An Oral Presentation

  • The presentation should in power point format (MS Office 2007/ 2003, not preferably MAC system).
  • We suggest that you do not put too much information on one slide. Each slide should not have more than:
    • 8 lines of text
    • 8 words per line.
  • Avoid complex tables- use pictures, graphs and charts, as these should summarize your thoughts;
  • If you use animations, be sure that you remember how they work when delivering the presentation;
  • If you want to use a template, find one that relates to the contents of your presentation.
  • Make sure that the graphic template of your presentation is user-friendly. Use simple graphic backgrounds; complex backgrounds will make your text unreadable.
  • Make sure that there is contrast between the color of the background and the text. (Generally, pastel-color backgrounds are more suitable for presentations delivered in small rooms. Dark-color backgrounds, with light colors for the text, are more advisable for presentations to be delivered in a large auditorium.)
  • Turn off your mobile phone when you are delivering your presentation.

If you are not very familiar with public presentations, it is suggested that you practice your paper in front of colleagues before the conference.

Important Note: Check that your presentation works before delivering it. We will provide a presentation preparation room where speakers will be able to test their computer presentations.

Get to know the audio-visual controls in advance. Tell the staff that you will be delivering the presentation and that you want to check how the facilities work. You have the right to do so.

Speak clearly, distinctly and slow enough that also those whose native language is something other than English can enjoy your talk. Keeping a presentation within 8/6 minutes may be hard if you do not plan your speech wisely; speaking quickly is by no means a good solution.

If there are any other queries, kindly feel free to let us know.
Wishing you good luck and seeing you at conference.

With Warm regards
Dr. H S Chhabra,
Secretary-Spinal Cord Society


Guidelines for Oral Papers

Definition: A poster is a visual display of the scientific abstract accepted to the conference. The focus is on a study, hypothesis or procedure/technique.

Posters will have equal importance as oral presentations.

Authors will receive a follow-up email with detailed instructions on the organization of posters within two months before the start of the congress. However general guidelines are as under:

Posters will be placed in groups or sessions (by subject), and identified by numbers on the boards and in the book of abstracts.

You will be provided material to mount your poster on the designated site at the poster presentation area. Posters should preferably be mounted on October 12th, 2019 before 09:00 am. Organizing Committee members will be at your disposal to help you.

Posters will be displayed throughout the meeting. They can be removed on October 13th, 2019 at 2:30 pm. The Organizing Committee will not take any responsibility of poster which has been not removed.

The second half of breaks will be the specific viewing times for posters. Authors are advised to remain next to their posters during these times for any discussions.

If authors are receiving any sponsorship from a company manufacturing a product mentioned in a presentation, this must be clearly disclosed on the poster.

Authors may also want to bring some hand-outs of the posters which could be kept next to the posters.

Presenting A Poster


If there are any other queries, kindly feel free to let us know.

Wishing you good luck and seeing you at conference.

With Warm regards

Dr H S Chhabra,
Secretary- Spinal Cord Society

Contact Us

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