Important Dates Abstracts Submission

 
3rd December 2019 - Abstracts submission opening
9th February 2020 - Abstracts submission deadline

14th February 2020 - Notification of abstract acceptance

KEY NOTES

  • Only abstracts in the field of inborn errors of metabolism or related areas will be considered.
  • Only electronic submission of abstracts will be accepted, submissions forwarded by e-mail, fax, post or courier will not be accepted.
  • The presenting authors must be registered in the Symposium
  • Abstracts must be written in English
  • Abstract Text body: no more than 2500 characteres including spaces
  • Accepted abstracts can be selected for:
    • Oral Communications – 12 min (10 min presentation + 2 min discussion) / each
    • Poster with Oral Presentation – 5 min / each
    • E-poster - displayed as Slide Show in plasma screens
  • This year,  we are going to use only electronic posters (e-poster) presentations;
  • The e-posters will be displayed in slideshows in dedicated rooms;
  • Details of the poster can be enlarged to full screen by a mouse click for improved legibility, and then click to return to the whole poster;
  • Among the submitted e-posters, 10 will be selected for oral presentation in a dedicated session of the Symposium Programme (see Programme). In this case, you do not need to prepare further slides, you will use your e-poster for the presentation
  • Please follow the rules below to prepare your e-poster 


The two best short oral communications, the best e-poster oral communication and the best e-poster will be selected and a scholarship will be attributed (€750, €500, €250, respectively).


HOW TO MAKE AN E-POSTER:

If you need help, please contact:
Isabel Rivera – iarivera@ff.ul.pt

STAGE 1 – Make a presentation

  • Download from the Symposium site the file “E-POSTER.ppt” which you should use as a template to build up your own e-poster. It contains the suggested letter sizes.
  • Open the file and do what you usually do when you make a PowerPoint presentation.
  • Slide 1 is the title slide which will become your e-poster – change the text boxes with your own data (title, authors and affiliations)
  • Build up your communication on slides 2 – 7 (for example: Introduction or Background – one slide; Methods – one or two slides; Results – two or three slides; Conclusions or Summary – one slide)
  • Save it in your computer in a dedicated directory (ex: SPDM 2020) and under an appropriate name (E-Posterspdm)

STAGE 2 – Turn the presentation into pictures (Windows metafiles)

  • Having completed your basic presentation of slides, you must now save the presentation as Windows metafiles. Choose:
  • Open your E.Posterspdm.ppt
  • Go to “File”
  • “Save as” and under “Save as type” choose “Windows metafile”
  • You will be asked if you want a single slide or all your slides converted to metafile. Choose “Every slide”
  • PowerPoint will then convert all your slides into individual files in a directory you must name (ex: E-Poster SPDM xxxx*). They will be called slide 1.wmf, slide 2.wmf, etc.

* xxxx – your last name

STAGE 3 – Working on the first, title slide – create the e-poster

  • With the first slide (title slide) in edit format you must now insert and position the 6 slides (slides 2-7) that are the Windows metafiles you created from the original poster slide. Do this by selecting on the top bar of the screen “Insert”, then:
  • “Picture”
  • “from file”, open the file where you save your e-poster ( E-Poster SPDMxxxx) and then click on the slide to be inserted (ex: slide 2)
  • Click on “insert” (on right side of the screen)
  • The picture will at first completely cover your “title” slide (slide nº1). Resize the inserted picture by clicking on “Format”, next on picture”, then “size” and write 6 in “height” and click on OK. Now place the formatted picture in its right place
  • Then select this picture, click on the “Hyperlink” button, choose “place in this document” on the left panel, and then choose from the bar section “Slide Titles” the option “slide 2”
  • Repeat this process for each of your 6 poster slides, thereby creating an “e-poster”

STAGE 4 – Test

  • NOTE – all the hyperlinks are already done!
  • Thoroughly test each hyperlink to ensure the actions are occurring as they should. In slide show mode, clicking on the sectors of the title slide (which is now the e-poster) should bring up the relevant poster slide full screen. Clicking once on the button POSTER (on the top right side of the poster slide) should take you back to the e-poster.
  • Should you wish to change any of the poster slides, you will need to go back to stage 2 for that slide and reinsert the picture on the poster.
  • Remember, if you cannot read the text on the PC screen (at 100% zoom) it will be illegible on a projected screen.

STAGE 5 – On-line submission

  • Until the 24 hours of 28th of April, please submit your e-poster to the following e-mail address: spdm@its-comunicacao.pt
  • All the e-posters arrived after this deadline cannot be included in the Abstract Book
  • Shall your e-poster be selected for an Oral Presentation, the notification will be sent to you by the 10th March

Submit your abstract 

Download the ppt for Poster presentation