Session Formats 2017-02-22T20:36:02+00:00

Session Formats

The following list describes session formats at a SETAC meeting.


Posters are displayed each day in the exhibit area. Poster sessions are grouped by topic. Each poster display will be 4ft tall x 8ft wide (122cm x 244cm) mounted horizontally. This measurement includes a 2inch metal frame border.

Presenters are expected to attend their poster during all break periods and evening poster social to discuss their work with scientists visiting their poster.


A dynamic forum among session chairs, presenters and audience, platform sessions encourage discussions and sharing of multiple perspectives. This format will be conducted in an assigned large meeting room with screen, projector and podium. Each presenter gives a scheduled oral presentation with PowerPoint slides.

Presenters in all Annual Meeting sessions will use digital projection of a PowerPoint presentation.

  • Each session will have 25-minute presentations plus 5 minute Q&A at the end of each presentation
  • Associated poster ID numbers will listed in the opening and closing slide before and after the session
  • Attendees are encouraged to view associated poster presentations during refreshment/lunch breaks and evening poster socials
  • Chairs monitor timing of speakers and moderate the Q&A