When you look at the programme for this year’s conference you’ll see a number of different formats that we will be using this year.
The following is a handy guide to what to expect in each one.
- Oral – 15 minutes long and a focus on high quality prevention research (including methodology, epidemiology, aetiology, intervention outcomes, implementation, evidence-based programmes and policy etc). Talks will be followed by a short Q&A session.
- Poster – Posters should be A0 size, and in portrait orientation. Hanging materials will be available on-site.
- Themed session – 4-5 presentations in a session. 15 minutes long for each communication linked to the same topic/project, etc.
- Early career oral – oral presentations of 15 minutes long, reserved for current undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as practitioners, policy-makers, and researchers who entered the prevention field less than 8 years ago.
- TED-style talk – a thoughtful and inspiring 18 minute talk about a prevention-related topic, enough for a speaker to flash out an idea, but short enough that a listener can take in, digest, and understand all of the important information. Focus on high-quality prevention research (including methodology, epidemiology, aetiology, intervention outcomes, implementation, evidence-based programmes and policy). The talk shouldn’t be divisive, but should challenge listeners to reflect upon their own work. Talks will be followed by a short Q&A session (2 minutes).
- PechaKucha (or 20×20) – PechaKucha means ‘chit-chat’ and is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (total 7 minutes + 3 minutes for questions). Slides should contain as little text as possible and pictures are preferred. It is a suitable format to present creative work on interventions, a research project, a prevention advocacy event, etc.
- Campfire session – a single presenter talks about their work or an important idea for 10-15 minutes, and then acts as their own facilitator, inviting comments, insights, and questions (10-15 minutes) from audience members in the room.
- Oral poster – presenters are invited to talk about their poster for 5 minutes in front of the main conference audience. Audience members are then encouraged to visit the poster during the main poster session for further questions and discussion.