Invited Faculty
Information and Guidelines

A. General information

  • Registration is free for all Invited Faculty Members. Everyone, both participants and Faculty, must register on the web site in order to receive username and password to access the web app and to receive the certificate of attendance after the event.
  • Accommodation: Maximum two nights stay. It is kindly requested to complete the Accommodation Form and send to the Organizing Secretariat.
  • Social Events: Free of charge.

B. Powerpoint presentations

  • Formal Requirements
  • Language: All Contributions will be presented in English, the official language of the Congress. No simultaneous translation will be provided.
  • Patient Anonymity: Kindly make sure that no patient names or any other information allowing the identification of a patient appear in your presentation.
  • Copyright reserved: It is the author's responsibility to ensure that any part of the slide show (figures, tables, images, etc.) is free of any third party right.

Technical Requirements

Format: MS PowerPoint. Macintosh presentations will be accepted*
Saving of files: For onsite upload, the presentation has to be saved on a USB flash recommended), CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive.
Video clips: If you are using embedded video clips in your presentation, please remember to have the video clips in a separate file (not only in the presentation).
Fonts and character: To avoid any possible compatibility problems, it is preferable not use any special fonts or special characters.

Onsite presentation: You are kindly requested to deliver your presentation(s) to the technical support personnel at least two (2) hours before the beginning of the Session (in order to ensure on time they run smoothly and to be able of making any possible changes). If the presentation is scheduled early in the morning, you are kindly requested to check your presentation with the technical support personnel the day before.

Your PPT presentation will be made available in the room via computer network. There will be no possibility to connect your personal laptop inside the room, due to very restricted time slots (row of the presentations).

The main Hall will be equipped with the following:

  • LCD projector with remote control (operated by presenter-no mouse will be available)
  • Screen and Lighted pointer
  • Podium mounted microphone
  • Audience aisle microphones
It is very important to respect the flow of the session and the exact time available for each presentation and therefore you are requested to be consistent with the time slots. It is advisable to rehearse your presentation prior to the meeting to ascertain that the time is not exceeded.

*To the attention of Mac users: Please make sure to come with the suitable adapter and also to have a backup PPT for PC. You are kindly requested to meet with the technical support personnel at least three (3) hours before the beginning of the session, in order to assure compatibility (or backup solutions).

C. Time Slots

The profile of the ESS Congress is mainly educational, focusing on providing high quality continuing education by the presentation of the latest significant advances in the area of Surgery and encouraging the interaction and open discussion between speakers and participants.

As a Chairman, you should ensure the smooth progress of the Session, time management as well as encourage discussions and interactions between Faculty Members and the audience by allowing sufficient time for questions from the audience.

In order to be helped, a timer will be running on the screen along with the presentation. After a warning before the last minute of the presentation the projection on will be stopped and you will have to ask from the presenter to conclude. By the end of each session you will call all presenters to the panel in order to start the discussion.