Platform presentations

Three types of platform presentation:

  • State of the art: 12-minute platform presentations from the highest quality cutting edge abstracts that are likely to influence practice, with an 18-minute moderated discussion led by a leader in the field.
  • Classic: eight platform presentations lasting eight minutes each followed by three minutes for questions.
  • Rapid five: a platform presentation session of 10 abstracts each delivering key messages using no more than five slides in five minutes (5 x 5) along with moderated discussion times.

Poster presentations

Posters are changed daily and are grouped by topic within the poster area in the exhibition hall. Presenters are given 45 minutes to attend their poster for discussion with delegates.

In addition, virtual poster walks will provide the opportunity for a chair to lead delegates through a small number of selected e-posters for discussions with presenters. Some will be facilitated in languages other than English.

Platform and poster presentations are considered by the Congress Programme Committee (CPC) to be of equal standing and judged by the same criteria. There is limited space for platform presentations in the programme and many more posters can be accommodated. The decision of what format to assign to any abstract rests with the CPC.

Platform and poster presentation tips

The CPC has produced guidance notes for preparing platform presentations and poster displays, including a draft poster template.

Presentation advice

WCPT hosted webinars on presentation skills with Helen von Dadelszen from Present Potential. You can watch them here on demand.

Presentation skills for platform abstract presenters

Webinar 1
Webinar 2

The content is the same, but different questions came up on each webinar so you may want to watch both recordings.

Presentation skills for symposia, seminars and discussion sessions

Webinar 3
Webinar 4

The content is the same, but different questions came up on each webinar so you may want to watch both recordings.

Additional resources from Present Potential