Abstract Podium Presentation Guidelines


Podium abstract presentations are given in session halls at the ICS meeting. Expert session chairs will moderate your session. Following your presentation you will be asked questions by the audience facilitated by the chair.

Presentation Type Podium Podium Short Oral Podium Video
Oral Presentation (minutes) 7 3 5
Audience Questions (minutes) 8 4 4
Powerpoint Presentation
Chairs will be asked to strictly enforce the time limit on your talk. Your question time will not be considered as part of your presentation time. You should therefore practice your talk prior to the meeting with particular regard to the timing.

View your presentation times

Your abstract will be available via the View your abstract in the 2023 programme on the website.

Discussion, Questions and Answers

At the end of your presentation you will be asked questions about your abstract. The Chair of your session will facilitate questions from the audience. If English is not your first language, and you need assistance, please bring someone to help you translate.


All Podium Powerpoint Presentations must begin with a completed ICS 2023 Disclosure Slide.
Download the ICS 2023 Disclosure Slide Template

Since the Annual Meeting of the International Continence Society will be an accredited CME/CPD event, it is required that the highest educational standards, independence from commercial bias, and objectivity be promoted throughout the accredited educational sessions. In this effort, invited speakers, session chairs, co-chairs, oral presenters, etc. are asked to carefully read and submit full disclosure information. As this is mandatory per CME/CPD regulations, failure to do so will result in disqualification of CME credit points for your session.

  • Download and fill in the confilct of interest form
  • Complete the information in the declaration, including the learning objectives, then click submit

Additionally, all contributions to the CME/CPD content must adhere to the following:

  • Balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor
  • Recommendations involving clinical medicine based on the best available evidence, with references
  • Scientific research cited conforms to standards and protocols accepted by the scientific community
  • No recommendations made that are known to be ineffective or associated with dangers that outweigh benefits
  • No promotional content of a commercial entity (includes product names, photos, logos, company names, etc.)
  • Use of scientific/generic names; if necessary, trade names of several companies should be used
  • No patient-protected health information (patient information/videos appear with permission or have been de-identified)

Your Podium Presentation

You should arrive at your allocated session hall, introduce yourself to the session chair and familiarise yourself with the audio visual facilities at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the session. Slides should have already been submitted in the Speaker Ready Room (see powerpoint slides section below)

PowerPoint Slides

All presenters must bring their PowerPoint presentation on a USB key and submit this at the Speakers' Ready Room at least 1 hour before the start of the session. This is in addition to uploading your slides ahead of the meeting for CME/CPD purposes. Staff will be available to help and this room will be clearly sign posted onsite. All presentations are saved on the meetings AV computer network that is supplied with Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office (at least). You will not be able to use your own laptop.

In preparing your slides, please pay special attention to:

  • Correct spelling mistakes
  • Choice of colour scheme for background and text (high contrast works best)
  • Font size chosen (i.e. no smaller than 20 point)
  • Avoid detailed tables and diagrams

PowerPoint Video

If combining video films with PowerPoint, please make sure to check it in the session hall where your lecture is taking place during a coffee or lunch break prior to your session, at least 30 minutes before the start of the session - even after checking it in the Speakers’ Ready Room.

Important note for Apple/Macbook users

In order to use Mac presentations on a PC compatible computer please note that you need to prepare it according to the instructions below, before bringing it to the Speakers' Ready Room:

  • Use a common font, such as Arial, Times New Roman, Verdana etc. (special fonts might be changed to a default font on a PowerPoint based PC).
  • Insert pictures as JPG files (and not TIF, PNG or PICT - these images will not be visible on a PowerPoint based PC).
  • Use a common movie format, such as AVI, MPG and WMV (MOV files from QuickTime will not be visible on a PowerPoint based PC).
  • You may use your own Macintosh laptop computer as a back-up. In such a case please confirm that it has a VGA socket for external signal and come to check it first in the Speakers’ Ready Room as soon as you arrive and later on in the session hall where your lecture is taking place during the coffee or lunch break prior to your session, at least 30 minutes before the start of the session.

Please do not hesitate to contact the ICS Office info@ics.org if you require any further information.

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