Instructions for Speakers

​​plenary sessions​

​Generally each speaker has 25 minutes + 1-2 questions. 

​​Symposia Sessions

Each speaker has 15 minutes + 1-2 questions. Please keep within the time limit. The chairperson is responsible for keeping the time and will alert you as you approach your time limit. ​

debate sessions

The debate is a type of session that has the intention of illustrating the lack of evidence or absolute knowledge in our profession.

  • The opponents each have 10 minutes initially to make their case. Then another 5 minutes for rebuttal.
  • The chairperson should prepare some questions for opponents – however  it is important to invite questions from the audience at this point.
  • Please keep within the time limit
  • At the end of the session a jury from the junior members of the ERS will deliver the verdict and the victor will be presented. 

​round table sessions

  • The round table is a format where the participants sit at a table in front of the audience.  The idea is to encourage interactivity within the group and with the audience. 
  • The moderators are free to organise the sessions in whatever format they prefer.  
  • The session should be patient based, preferably based on clinical cases. It is ok to include short lectures (5min) on topics related to the cases.
  • The moderator have to contact the participants of the round table to give instructions and relay the organisation of the round table.
  • If you feel that you need more information do not hesitate to contact the organisers. 

free paper sessions

Free paper sessions - short:

Each speaker has 3 minutes (only 3 slides are allowed) + 1- 2 questions. Total time 5 minutes per speaker. Please keep within the time limit and remember that less is more – try to get y. our main message across.

Free paper sessions – long:

 Each speaker has 7 minutes + 1- 2 questions. Total time 9 minutes per speaker. Please keep within the time limit and remember that less is more – try to get y. our main message across.

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