Instructions for Presenters
The Gerontological Society of America welcomes your participation in the 66th Annual Scientific Meeting. The program is comprised of 500 symposia, paper, and poster sessions that reach across all of GSA's professional sections and embrace the interdisciplinary nature of its membership. Sessions and events will take place in the New Orleans Marriott and Sheraton New Orleans hotels.
All meeting participants are required to register in order to attend the Annual Scientific Meeting. Pre-registration is available online at geron.org/2013. Register by September 12, 2013 to receive the special "Early Bird" rate.
The Program Schedule will include a list of program activities including scientific sessions and social events. Abstracts will be published as special issues of The Gerontologist, under the title of Program Abstracts. One copy of the Program Schedule book will be distributed to all Annual Scientific Meeting participants at registration. The Abstracts E-Book will be available October 2013 for attendees to peruse.
The program includes poster, paper, and symposia presentation types. All presenters are encouraged to consult GSA's Instructions for Participants for requirements and helpful guidelines. The program includes poster, paper, and symposia presentation types.
The poster session is a 2-3 hour display presentation with a special face-to-face time. Your Poster should be on display for duration of session time listed in your notification e-mail (2-3 hrs). As the presenter, you are only asked to attend your board for the first hour of this time slot. The space will be shared with the exhibit hall to elevate the posters' visibility and the value of the science they contain.
The display should summarize your research results using visuals such as tables, graphs, and pictures. You will display your materials on a 4ft by 8ft poster board. The purpose of this presentation format is to facilitate one-on-one and small group discussions with colleagues.
Presenters are required to be at their poster boards during the first hour (face-to-face time) of their scheduled session time. Poster sessions will take place in the Exhibit Hall (Napoleon Ballroom and adjoining Maurepas and Borgne Rooms) of the Sheraton New Orleans hotel. There are four exclusive timeslots dedicated to posters. Set up times for poster sessions is 5:00 pm on Wednesday and upon the Exhibit Hall opening at 9:30 am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. All poster presenters are responsible for the removal of their materials from boards by the end of their presentation day. Any posters remaining will be removed. Please come to the GSA Exhibitor Registration Desk located inside the Napoleon Ballroom during regular hours for assistance in locating discarded materials. All displaced posters must be removed by 3:00 pm, Saturday, November 23 or they will be disposed of. GSA is not responsible to the care and condition of removed posters.
Paper sessions last 90 minutes and are comprised of between 3 and 6 oral presentations grouped around a common theme or topic. When there are 4 presentations in a session, individual presentations should be no more than 18 minutes (about 14 minutes for presentation and 4 minutes for questions and discussion). With fewer or more presentations in a session, adjust these times accordingly. It is important that presenters stay within their allotted time. Each paper session will have a session chair to assist with time keeping and to facilitate discussion among presenters and meeting participants.
Symposia are scheduled in 90 minute sessions and are comprised of several presentations around a topic organized by a Chair(s). A discussant is on hand to facilitate discussion between presenters and the audience. Chairs and/or organizers of symposia are responsible for making sure sessions begin and end on time.
Audio Visual Equipment
For every symposium and paper session, GSA will provide the equipment listed below. Individuals who wish to use additional equipment must arrange for it at their own expense. Should problems arise with audio-visual equipment during your presentation volunteers will be available to coordinate proper assistance.
- One (1) LCD projector
- One (1) screen
- One (1) electric pointer
***Please note: GSA does not provide computers for paper or symposia sessions. It is the responsibility of the presenter to bring his or her laptop for presentation***
Branded PowerPoint Slides
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