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 Oral Presentation Instructions

  • Presentations must be prepared and submitted in PowerPoint format.  Other formats (Word, ZIP drive, 35mm slides, overheads, etc) WILL NOT be accepted.  
  • The total time allotted for your oral 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

Workshop Instructions

Poster Presentations Instructions

  • The poster board provided by SGIM measures 4’ in height x 8’ in length. Your poster must be able to fit on the board. We suggest you make the dimensions of your poster smaller than the board to allow for 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 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: See Midwest Poster Tips
  • Poster numbers will be sent directly to presenting authors, and will also be available on the app
  • Please see below for your applicable setup/teardown times:  
Poster Session Thursday, Sept 13th   Friday, Sept 14th 
Setup Time:  10:00 am : 1:30pm   8:00 am - 1:00pm
Presentation Time:  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm    1:30 pm- 2:30 pm
Breakdown Time:   No later than 4:00pm   No later than 3:00 pm

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. The submission fee paid is not the same as the registration fee. 
  • If you have a dietary restriction, please contact the National Office’s regional staff at This information must be provided to the staff prior to the registration deadline. Dietary restrictions made onsite will not be granted!
  • 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 functions, which include the poster session and reception. 
  • Early Bird Registration deadline is on August 15, 2018. Fees associated with the meeting can be found on the Midwest Registration Page.