International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Inc.
Oral Communication and Abstract Symposium Presentation Guidelines

Please review the following information related to your presentation.

1.    Presentation Date and Time

Your presentation has been allocated 15 minutes. You should plan for a 10-minute presentation, with the remaining 5 minutes reserved for questions. The Session Moderator will introduce each presenter, monitor time, and assist in facilitating an interactive, educational experience during the question and answer period.

2.    Presentation Preparation

In early June, you will receive instructions on how to upload your slide presentation online in advance of the meeting from a PSAV, the AV Company.

There will be a Speaker Ready room in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, located on the 600 level near registration. You must upload or review your presentation at the Speaker Ready room at least 4 hours before the start of your presentation.

·         Power Point presentations should be formatted in a 16:9 ratio.

·         You can upload your presentation in the Speaker Ready room using a USB memory stick.

·         Personal laptops cannot be used for presentations.

·         Comparison slides cannot be accommodated.

3.    Presentation Content

The ISTH must ensure that all content is free of commercial bias and influence. Please note the following presentation standards and ensure that your presentation is in compliance:

·         Educational materials, such as slides, abstracts, and handouts cannot contain any advertising, trade name, product-group message or company logo.

·         When discussing therapeutic options, please use only generic names. If it is necessary to use a trade name, then those of several companies must be used. In addition, should your presentation include discussion of any unlabeled or investigational use of commercial product, you are required to disclose this at the time of presentation.

4.    Disclosure Requirements

All speakers will be required to provide a listing of their disclosures or indication that there are no relationships that require disclosure. This disclosure slide will be inserted at the beginning of your presentation and will be shown for 10 seconds prior to you beginning your talk. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent a presenter from being involved in the activity, but rather to provide participants with information on which they can make their own judgments.

5.    Audio Visual Equipment

The following audiovisual equipment will be provided in each session room:

·         One data projector

·         One projection screen

·         One laser pointer

·         One lectern, table, and wired lavaliere microphone.

6.    Presentation Format

All presentations must use a PowerPoint (Microsoft) format.

7.    Abstract Publication

Abstracts will be published on a USB drive that you can pick up at the JTH Stand at the ISTH Booth (#1036). The Abstracts will also be published online at

8.    Embargo Policy

All abstracts are governed by International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis Embargo Policy. An embargo means that information from any abstract or presentation may not be announced, presented, publicized or distributed before the presentation time. This applies to all formats of abstract publication, including abstracts on the USB, online via the ISTH websites, and other presentations.

Specific embargo information is as follows:

The embargo time is the start time of the session in which the presentation is being made, or the beginning of the ISTH 2015 press briefing containing the research, whichever comes first.

If you have questions regarding the embargo policy, contact Louise Bannon at Additionally, if you have press materials to place in the Press Lounge onsite at ISTH 2017 or for consideration in the ISTH 2015 Congress Daily, contact Louise directly for more information.

9.    Abstract Availability

Embargoed text of abstracts will be made available about two weeks prior to the meeting. Prior to this, only abstract titles will be available online.

Full text of Late Breaking Oral Abstracts will be released following the 2015 ISTH Congress.

Thank you for your support of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis. If you have questions about your presentation, please contact

The Speaker Ready Room, located on the 600 level, will be open the following times:



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 Key Dates

March 11, 2015
Early Registration Deadline

June 15, 2015
Online Registration Deadline

June 20-25, 2015
ISTH 2015