55TH BRITISH SOCIETY FOR HAEMATOLOGY (BSH) ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING
Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) #Edinburgh, UK
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Dear Friends and Colleagues,
It is my privilege as President of the BSH to invite you to the 55th Annual Scientific Meeting. The meeting will be held in Edinburgh the inspiring capital of Scotland, where centuries of history meet a vibrant, cosmopolitan city in an unforgettable setting.
The Annual Scientific Meeting remains a critical core component of our Society. Today the work of the Society is more relevant than ever - both in the laboratory and clinical setting. Our annual meeting is an important gathering of our haematology community and an outstanding opportunity to network with multidisciplinary colleagues. The meeting provides us with guidance on changing clinical and laboratory practice and a comprehensive update on advances in haematology. Improving outcomes is the theme that I have chosen for this year’s meeting. We improve outcomes for our patients through expert application of advances in diagnostics and therapeutics. The vision of our Society is to transform patient care through excellence in haematology. To be excellent we must be expert and the annual meeting is one of the ways our Society helps us to maintain our expertise.
I do hope that many of you will be able to come to Edinburgh to benefit professionally, to engage as an active member of our Society and to meet up with new and old friends.
Dr Trevor Baglin
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
The Speaker Preview Room will open at 08.15hrs on the first day of the Conference, 07:00hrs on Tuesday 21st April and 08:00hrs on Wednesday 22nd April. Presentations should be handed in here the afternoon before for morning presentations and in the morning for an afternoon session the same day. Speakers who are presenting on the first morning of the conference need to check into the Speaker Preview Room at 08:15hrs that morning.
Due to strict time constraints between sessions it will not be possible to amend slides in the meeting rooms. All speakers must ensure that any amendments are completed in the Speaker Preview room prior to the start of their session.
The Speaker Preview room is equipped with i-Mac PC’s, which support all versions of powerpoint as well as keynote, and will be supported by PowerPoint technicians.
Presentations may be transferred via USB device, CD-R and DVD.
Additional PC’s may be available for rehearsal.
Facilities to preview and present with video tape or DVD are available by prior arrangement only.
During busy periods, if your session is more than one day ahead, you may be asked to return at a mutually convenient time.
If speakers have any doubts about procedures, always seek advice from the technical staff within the Speaker Preview room.
Projection facilities for PowerPoint are available in ALL session halls.
Speakers will not be permitted to use their own laptops for their presentations, as there will be insufficient time between papers to connect and disconnect individual computers: speakers must use the supplied computer hardware.
The presentation will be saved to the show computer during check-in at the preview room.
The lectern is equipped with a 19” comfort monitor and remote wireless slide advancer.
A technician or stage manager will be available in the Speaker Preview room to assist with any final enquiries, please attend at least 30 minutes prior to the session start.
Guidelines for PowerPoint Presentations
To clearly identify your presentation, please save it with your given & family name as part of the file name i.e. jane_smith.ppt.; with any additional information required following EG: john_smith_paper2.ppt
Please ensure your first slide is a title slide stating - your name, presentation title and affiliation.
Please choose the “On screen show” output within the “slide set up” menu when creating your presentation: this option will be checked by the preview technician and may alter the formatting or layout of your slides.
Video files used in the presentation should be saved to the same storage media as the main .ppt file.
Non-standard codecs used to render and playback video files should also be included with the presentation.
Inserted image files - the final display resolution will be 1024 x 768 pixels, therefore it is unnecessary to insert graphics at a higher resolution, as it will not enhance the image, and may slow down the loading of slides during the presentation.
Graphics, written or tabular material must be of adequate size to be clearly visible to all delegates, even at the back of the hall. In general, it should not exceed 5-6 lines of bold print containing 6 - 7 words per line. If a larger amount of information needs to be presented, it should be split into several slides.
Keep your material simple.
Essential information and font should be large and bold.
Slides are easier to read when there is a high contrast between the text and the background (e.g. white/yellow letters on a black/dark blue/dark green background). Avoid using black text.
Line graphs and simple drawings are more effective than tables of figures.
Keep slide transitions simple and consistent.
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