Include (Oral-Poster):Title,Author & Affiliation,Tel. + Fax numbers, e-mail, Abstract,Introduction,Methodology,Results-Statistics,Conclusions,andReferences.
Handouts You may wish to providehandouts of your presentation (around 200 copies is suggested)ora contact sheetfor colleagues to sign up, to sent them details of your work.It may be advisable to give your personal cards to those interested to contact you.
Time YourselfPlease rehearse as many times as necessary your presentation in order to fit it exactly in the time that is allotted to you.
ForOral presentations, please remember to leave at least 5-10 minutes for discussion.
Exact TimingThe Chairman of the session will haveto stopthe speaker when his/her time is up.
Information forOral-Poster Presenters
Pleaseprepare your poster as if it was an orally presented paper.
SIZE100 cmx80 cm
Can be positioned horizontally or vertically
Posters can be fixed to the boards byvelcroorpins,which will be provided.
Print Size People will be reading your poster from a distance, so it should be easily readable.The recommended font sizes are the following:
Title,Author and Affiliation, minimum of bold 44 point font, Graphics are useful
Text,minimum of 24 point font, based on clear print.
Place The posters will be placed in the space where the coffee will be served,to make them as visible as possible.
When You may position your posterfrom themorningof the 25th of Augustorthelatest at least 25 minutesbeforethe poster session.
Each presenter will talk for up to5 minutes, exactly.
The posterswill be grouped according to their content to facilitate interaction.Overhead projector will be available for each group.
Include in the oral presentation of your poster only the very essential information and try to present it in small sentences.Describe clearly the aim of the research.Give emphasis on the experimental design, results and conclusions.This information should fit in an A4 double spaced page.
During the poster session, you will stand by your poster so that you can discuss with colleagues about yourresearch.
This interactive presentation is one of the most interesting ways of presenting, because it gives you the benefits of both, the oral & the poster presentation, as it provides the opportunity to discuss your work in depth with others with similar interests,without the pressure of time.
You may leave your poster in place after the end of the poster session, so it will be possible to keep discussing your work with colleagues during coffee breaks, even during the next day.
Helpers will be on hand before and during the poster session.
If you have any individual requirements for your poster presentation, e.g. because of a disability, please contact us in advance on firstname.lastname@example.org the helper on the day.
We are delighted that you will present your research at the 5WCD.
It is our intention to make available the proceedings of the congress on a CD-Rom. If you would like your presentation to appear on the CD, in any form, e.g. Word, PowerPoint or poster, please let us have a copy of it as soon as it is available and the latest by the end of the Congress.
It is important that a standard format is used to make compilation of the material as easily usable as possible.Therefore, submit your presentation taking into account the following:
·It should be in digital form.
·Use Word or Rich Text Format (or PowerPoint), throughout.
·Put any pictures in the most economical-condensed form - jpg or tif.
·Put your full title of the paper, name(s), Tel. + Fax numbers, e-mailandaddress(es) for correspondence at the beginning of the file,e.g.
1 Professor of Learning Disabilities, University of Macedonia,Thessaloniki54006,GREECE e-mail: email@example.com
Tel. –30-2310-891333FAX –30-2310-891335
·Follow the above with the paper, PowerPoint or poster, exactly as you wish it to appear.
·Name the file by lead Author in the style of surname_initial_number,e.g. Cossu_G_1.doc. The number will always be 1 unless you are making more than one presentation, in which case give each presentation a different number.
·Send it to us on discette, cd-rom or (best) by e-mail at:
Papers will be grouped by topic and will be followed by extended discussion.
InteractiveOral - Poster Sessions
Special emphasis will be placed on the interactive poster presentations which will also include a short oral presentation. In effect, there will be short oral presentations with posters.
Posters will be grouped by topic and will follow a plenary session given by a well-regarded guest speaker. A short oral presentation, in parallel sessions, will be given by each poster presenter and then a general discussion will follow. Hence, this combination will incorporate the advantages of both, the oral and poster presentations.
Important factors in reporting your research
It would be appreciated if where applicable you could take into account in your summary the following information in preparing your paper. It will help us avoid the usual confusion which results from incomplete vital information about the subjects and their selection criteria and it will also contribute to a better understanding of each other’s work. The following list is offered as a general guide.
1.List and clearly describe your subject selection / diagnostic criteria used for each group and how these groups were matched. Make your description as quantitative as possible.
2.Subject referral sources and number of subjects by sex, race, socio-economic background and how it was accessed.
3.Home and environmental Language spoken at home, etc.
4.Chronological age (average, sd, minimum, maximum, range).
5.Reading, spelling, math and IQ scores (average, sd, minimum, maximum, range).
6.Report the time period, duration of testing and period between tests and retests.
7.How much behind in reading, spelling, math and other scores were the subjects in relation to their chronological or expected age (if expected age was used, then give the formula used to determine the expected age).
8.Number of school and / or teacher changes during the first 3 years and after them (list reasons for changes).
9.Behavioral and psychological state before and during schooling, and how it was assessed, i.e. whether a referral or a visit was made to a mental health professional.
10.Dominant eye, hand, ear, foot, and how they were determined.
11.Visual and auditory acuity, perception, and other problems.
13.Name, purpose, duration, frequency and effects of medication currently taken.
14.Attentional and / or hyperactivity problems and how they were assessed.
15.Ophthalmokinesis (eye movement), CAT scan, PET, MRI, EEG, MEG, fMRI, etc. findings.
Report any other factors that are relevant to your study.
Will include all accepted “papers” and will be distributed free of charge to all registered participants.