Speakers' instructions

This page includes instructions for speakers who will present...

It will not be possible to connect your PC for the presentation. All conference rooms will be equipped for Powerpoint projection and equipped with computers and video projectors.

Speakers must deliver their presentation at least 2 hours in advance to the Congress Slide Center where dedicated technical staff will provide assistance:

  • to review the power-point presentation
  • to make any last minute changes

Following confirmation by the Speakers, the presentation will be uploaded by the technical staff directly into the dedicated session room.

The format to be used is 16:9, in english, Slides must be in English, while the presentation can be in both Italian and English (no simultaneous translation provided).

An additional slide - containing the "Declaration of Potential Conflicts of Interest" - is required at the beginning of each presentation.

For those who wish, template is available for download.

Statement of Potential Conflicts of Interest

All speakers must include an information slide listing all financial relationships with commercial entities (e.g. pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies, etc.)
Here are some examples:

  • Dr. [insert presenting author's name] has no financial relationships with commercial entities to disclose.
  • Dr. [insert presenting author's name] has served as a member of data monitoring committees for Company XX [insert company name]-sponsored clinical trials.
  • Dr. [insert presenting author's name] received research grants awarded to his/her institution from Company XX [insert company name].
  • Dr. [insert presenting author's name] is an employee of Company XX [insert company name].

Important note for Speakers and Presenting Authors

The ICAR scientific committee firmly believes that language is a powerful tool in shaping beliefs and influencing behaviours, particularly in the context of addressing the stigma surrounding chronic infections such as HIV and viral hepatitis. We urge conference attendees to prioritize person-centred language and be mindful of how their language and materials align with this principle. To assist in this effort, we recommend the adoption of UNAIDS-endorsed terminology, such as referring to people as “living with HIV” rather than “HIV-infected”. Together, let us promote inclusivity and respect for all individuals affected by HIV and other chronic infections.