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speaker information 

As a speaker at the 2018 ISONG World Congress on Nursing and Genomics, please read the important information below to help you prepare your presentation and respond accordingly. We are honored to list you in our program.  

Please note: Abstract Presentations are scheduled for a total of 15 minutes
(10-12 minutes for the presentation with 3-5 minutes for questions and answers.)


  • Presentations are due on Monday, October 8, 2018. These files will be used for handouts for the attendees. You can continue to make changes to your presentation – more information is included below.

  • Please refer to the ISONG Congress Brochure for the day/time of your presentation. Please allow at least 5 minutes for questions and answers.

    Please include a Disclosure slide (example here) at the beginning of your presentation 
  • Use a font size of at least 24 points for text and 36 points for titles.

Use common fonts such as Arial or Times New Roman.

  • Laptops will be provided in each room – Please create your presentation in PowerPoint. We recommend that you do not use a MAC to create your presentation (the variations between the systems could pose an issue at the conference).
  • If you will be using any audio or video clips (sound) OR require internet access for your presentation we will need advanced notice to make arrangements prior to your presentation. Please notify Linda Mason by by October 8.  Additionally, be sure to check in at the registration desk for further instruction.
  • Save your presentation in this format,
    1. Presentation Title_ Your last name_Presentation day
    2. (Example – Developing Genetic Education_Mason_Friday)
  • On or before Monday, October 8, send your presentation to Linda Mason at
  • THIS presentation file will be given to the AV (Audio Visual) staff at the hotel. You should also bring the presentation on a USB port or jump drive to the Congress and a file copy on your email as a backup.
    AV Staff will be available at the Congress if you need to upload an updated presentation file.


This presentation that you submit will be shared with the attendees
for their reference in advance of the meeting.

If you DO NOT want your presentation shared with attendees, please provide a handout that can be shared with the attendees.

Additional Information

In addition to the Speaker Presentation guidelines please note that there are a few additional points for presenters below:

  •    Please remember that the audience is international.  It is important that acronyms are explained, the relevant context explained when appropriate (for example, UK speakers should explain that genetic tests and genetics services are free through the UK National Health Service; US speakers should not just use “in the nation” but would more specific by spelling out “in the US”…) 
  •     Please avoid referring to our/the national/the nation’s service/strategy etc. without qualifying the country and/or acknowledging that other countries may have different systems/policies/standards etc.
  •      At the Congress please remember not to speak too quickly as English is not the first language for all attendees.   

If you have any questions, please contact Linda Mason at or at
+1 412-344-1414.

Again, thank you.

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