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Oral Presentation Instructions

  • Presentations must be prepared and submitted in PowerPoint format.  Other formats (Word, ZIP drive, etc.) WILL NOT be accepted.
  • Oral Presentations: The total time allotted for each presentation is 15 minutes: 10 minutes for your prepared  presentation followed by up to 5 minutes of Q&A.  Time limits will be strictly adhered to.
  • For more information on Oral Presentations: See Oral Presentation Tips.

    Poster Presentations Instructions

    • Poster boards provided by SGIM measure 4’ x 8’ poster boards will accommodate 4 posters per board (2 per side). Your poster should be no larger than 4’ in height and 4’ in length.  We suggest that you make the dimensions of your poster smaller than the space given to allow space between presentations and an easier visual accompaniment to your presentation.   
    • Review panels for your respective submission category will be present to judge your poster presentation for the Best Poster in each category. It is advised that you stand next to your poster for the duration of the session, or until the reviewers have seen your work.
    • Push pins will be available for use. If your display does not hang easily on the corkboard with push pins, please have the materials you need to make it work (tape, rubber bands, scissors, etc).
    • Please remove your poster completely from the board, even if you do not wish to keep it. Any posters left after this time will be disposed of accordingly by the facility’s staff. SGIM is not responsible for materials left in the poster session area, nor will we hold your poster at Registration at any time during the conference.
    • For more information regarding poster presentation view: See Poster Presentation Tips
    • Poster numbers will be sent directly to presenting authors.
    • Please check back for poster setup/teardown times.
             Poster Session 
            Setup Time         9:50am - 10:00 am
            Presentation Time         11:00am - 12:15 pm
            Breakdown Time         No Later than 3:00 pm

    Presenter Registration Instructions

    • Each presenter, speaker, and attendee must register in order to attend and present their work!  Acceptance of your submission is not automatic registration to the meeting.
    • Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate any dietary restrictions made onsite.  Please be sure to specify any requirements during online pre-registration.
    • Guests are not permitted in sessions during the meeting unless arrangements have been made in advance with the national office. A fee will be charged for additional guests attending any meal function.
    • "Early-Bird" Registration deadline is on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Fees associated with the meeting can be found on the Northwest Registration Page.
    • All cancellations and requests for refunds must be received in writing by Friday, January 19, 2018. SGIM refunds your registration minus a $75 cancellation fee. No refunds will be granted for cancellations received after January 19, 2018.
    • Registration will be available onsite during the following hours: Friday, February 2, 2018: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm PST.