The Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation (HSF) and Canadian Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation (CHSF) appreciate your participation in the 4th Annual Symposium on Hidradenitis Suppurativa Advances (SHSA) 2019. The following has been prepared to assist you in getting your presentation ready. If you have any questions, please contact the Conference Secretariat at SHSA@simplyeventful.com.
GENERAL NOTES & DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statements & Disclosure of Unapproved or Off-label Use All speakers and faculty members are requested make a disclosure statement identifying all commercial relationships, financial or otherwise, in the last two years regardless of whether or not they relate to the topic being presented. Also, speakers must inform the audience if they will be discussing 'off-label' or 'unapproved' use or application of any medication, product or device within their presentation.
Balanced Presentations Presentations must be balanced and reflect current scientific literature. If specific products or services are mentioned, there should be a balanced presentation of the prevailing body of scientific information on the product or service and of reasonable, alternative treatment options. Endorsement of a specific product or peer selling is prohibited. The inclusion of product specific materials on any program material or other material distributed to participants is strictly prohibited.
Use of Generic Names Speakers are reminded that generic names should be used in addition to trade names during a presentation.
IMPORTANT Presentation Info:
Session moderators will enforce adherence to the time allowed for each presentation.
There will be a brief time for questions at the end of each session.
Please refrain from general introductory slides about hidradenitis suppurativa (HS). This audience knows this topic very well.
Please be aware that we are inviting educated HS patients and their family members into our scientific sessions.
Please do not include any identifiable features in photographs. such as faces, jewelry, tattoos. If the patient described in the presentation is identifiable, written patient permission must be obtained. Omitting data or making data less specific to deidentify patients is acceptable.
Please only use clinical photos that are necessary and relevant for your presentation. For example:
clinical photos may be necessary to illustrate how a disease measurement tool was developed and for pointing out what is considered a nodule versus tunnel.
if you are trying to demonstrate disease response to an agent, before and after clinical photos may be appropriate. Please consider if photos, particularly of the groin, are necessary to make your point to this audience that is very familiar with the clinical features of HS
AUDIO VISUAL EQUIPMENT Audio-Visual Equipment in Session Room
Laptop computer (loaded with Microsoft Office 365) at the podium. Presenter advances slides from podium. If you plan to use your own Mac device, please be sure to bring the appropriate dongle.
Internet access (wireless) is available for presentations
Podium with microphone, and/or panel microphones, where required
Speaker Timing Device All speakers will have a Speaker Timing Device set for their presentation time. As a courtesy to the next speaker, please keep to your scheduled time. The device will be set to the following time sequence: Green - Begin presentation
Yellow - Two minute warning (begin closing remarks)
Red - End of presentation Speakers should rehearse their presentations in advance to make sure they are under the allotted time and have left adequate time for questions.
PRESENTATION FORMAT Presentation Format Slides should be arranged in the following order.
Slide 1 Presentation Title Slide Slide 2: Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement Slide 3: Learning Objective(s) Slide 4+: Presentation Last Slide: Takeaway Message(s)
Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statements Speakers should display a disclosure statement slide in their presentation. This slide is to be positioned after the title slide.
Learning Objective(s) Each speaker should identify what audience participants will learn as a result of attending their presentation.
Takeaway Message(s) At the end of each presentation, a slide summarizing the most important point(s) a speaker would like the audience to take away from their presentation should be shown. A limit of three points is suggested.