17 June: submission deadlines for sending your slides to sibdays@sib.swiss & uploading your virtual poster on the SIB days poster gallery


A poster pitch + poster consists of a short presentation (pitch) of 3 minutes during one of the parallel sessions together with a printed poster to be presented at the Congress Centre in Biel/Bienne.

Presentation slot and duration

The information regarding the poster pitch timeslot has been communicated via your abstract notification letter and includes the date, and the time and location of the poster pitch, as well as the details of your Poster Session. If you have any doubts or need clarification, please feel free to contact us at solange.guye@sib.swiss.

Duration: 3 minutes (no Q&A).
Content: Briefly introduce your scientific question, one key result, and inform the audience where and when they can find you at your poster.

Slide preparation and submission

Deadline: Monday 17 June

  • Aspect ratio: 16:9.
  • Acceptable formats: PowerPoint (.pptx) 
  • Email slides to sibdays@sib.swiss.
  • File naming: DATE_TIME_SURNAME (e.g., 25JUNE_1130-1200_MILLER).
  • For pitches including videos, submit separate mp4 files named DATE_TIME_SURNAME_VIDEO-FILE-NAME (e.g., 25JUNE_1130-1200_MILLER_Video-1).

Poster details and upload

Deadline: 17 June

All poster presenters are asked to prepare a printed poster (to be presented on-site) and a virtual poster (to be uploaded on the the SIB days Poster Gallery. All details on the poster format, number and location can be found in the Poster guidelines. Please make sure to upload your poster by 17 JUNE.

Best presentation course

Deadline to register: 13 May 2024

Frédéric Schütz (SIB Group Leader and member of the SIB Training Group) will give two virtual courses on ‘best practices’ for giving and structuring presentations. This course aims to enhance your ability to deliver impactful and well-structured presentations.

The course is free of charge, and if your abstract has been selected for an oral presentation or a poster pitch, we strongly encourage you to attend. The course will be held on:

  • Theorical part: Thursday 23 May 2024, 9:30 - 11:30
    This part will highlight best practices for giving a presentation, pitfalls you may encounter, and tell you how to engage with an on-site and virtual audience at the same time
  • Practical part: Tuesday 28 May 2024, 9:30 - 11:30
    The second part will offer you the possibility to practise your presentation and receive feedback from the course organizer and participants, which will be split into small groups. Each group should plan up to two hours for the presentation-feedback round.

Register here

Please note : spaces are limited, so please register before 13 May to secure your spot. By registering, you are committing to attend, as these courses represent a significant investment for us. We count on your participation to justify the costs and efforts involved. If you are unable to attend, please notify us in advance so we can make necessary adjustments. Please note, if the minimum number of participants is not met, we reserve the right to cancel the course.