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60-minute interactive sessions

Following an introduction by the session moderator, speakers can present (live or pre-recorded presentations are played) for a maximum of 40 minutes. During the remaining 20 minutes, speakers take part in a live discussion and moderated Q&A.  

Questions are submitted via a chat function and the moderator will select and read participant questions and prompt the appropriate panelist to answer. Moderators will need to connect to two platforms: a Zoom link to present and the conference virtual platform to view participant questions.

Sessions are recorded and available online for one year after the conference. When creating presentation material, speakers must ensure content is free from sensitive or confidential information. 

Session agenda
The session will be run by an audio visual technician. Speakers will complete a session agenda that outlines the order of the presentations and include live polling questions and answers (if this feature will be used). The final agenda will be provided to the AV technician to ensure your session is executed according to your planned outline. 

Final session agendas must be submitted by 17:00 EDT Wednesday 14 June.

Symposium Presentation Options

Option 1: Live Presentations

  • Speakers can screen share or upload a PowerPoint or Keynote file in advance.
  • During the session, speakers will be given access to a virtual cue to advance slides during the presentation. 

Option 2: Pre-recorded Presentations

  • Each speaker can prepare and upload a unique presentation or, it can be multiple presentations per session.
  • Review the comprehensive recording instructions to pre-record your presentation.
    • Presenters can use Zoom to record their audio and video synced to your presentation
    • PowerPoint or Keynote can be used to record audio only.
    • Presentations must be saved as an MP4 file.
  • Use as quiet area and ensure your microphone is close your mouth. Avoid using the built-in microphone on your computer.
  • Do a test recording and review the final presentation for sound and picture quality.

All session agendas, pre-recorded presentations, and files must be submitted by 17:00 EDT Wednesday 14 June.

Key Dates

Date Deliverable
Friday 2 June Speakers complete the conflict of interest disclosure site
Friday 9 June All speakers to be registered for the conference
Wednesday 14 June Confirm session agenda and final date to submit presentation files
Fri 16 June and Mond 19 June Session rehearsal with AV tech


Present-Discuss-Connect abstracts will be presented on Thursday 22 June from 12:15 - 13:15. 

Presenters are required to submit a pre-recorded presentation by end of day, Wednesday 14 June. Participants will have access to your presentation as of Friday 16 June and be encouraged to view your presentation in advance of the conference.

During the dedicated 22 June 2023 session, participants will connect with presenters to ask questions via typed Q&A chat or a video call.

We encourage two co-authors to be present for the live session, one to answer questions via video, and the other, via typed Q&A chat. All speakers will be encourage to schedule a rehearsal.

Pre-recorded Presentation

  • Accepted presenters will prepare a 5-minute pre-recorded presentation and use a maximum of 10 slides to highlight the public health policy or program.
  • Review the comprehensive recording instructions to pre-record your presentation.
  • Presentations will be available in the Presentation Gallery to registered participants for one year.
  • Multiple presenters can be included on the recording. 
  • File must be saved as an MP4 file. 

The presentation file (PDF or video) must be submitted by 17:00 EDT Wednesday 14 June. Upload instructions will be emailed to presenting authors. 


Presenters have access to a number of interactive tools:

  • Grant up to 30 participants access to your presentation
  • Screen sharing 
  • Create and implement live polling and show results 
  • Post questions in the discussion forum 

When visiting your presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Request to join 
  • Ask questions verbally or post in the Q&A box 
  • Interact with the presenter and other participants in the Discussion Forum
  • Participate in live polling
  • View the pre-recorded presentation 


Contact us at or 613-725-3769, extension 126.