Presentation Guidelines

Oral Presentations

Each oral presentation is grouped with two other presentations based on similar themes, content or methods. Each presenter is allotted 25 minutes to present and 5 minutes for questions. Each grouped session lasts for 90 minutes. Each presentation room includes a full media set up with computer, projector and screen. Please note, while not recommended, if you intend to use you own Apple/MAC computer you must bring the proper conversion cords as the computers and projectors in the presentation rooms are for  PCs.

  • Please send your PowerPoint presentations to comet@bu.edu no later than June 20th 2010.

Colloquia

Each colloquium will be 90 minutes long (unless otherwise noted) allotted as determined by the organizer. Each presentation room includes a full media set up with computer, projector and screen. Please note, while not recommended, if you intend to use you own Apple/MAC computer you must bring the proper conversion cords as the computers and projectors in the presentation rooms are for  PCs.

  • Please send your PowerPoint presentations to comet@bu.edu no later than June 20th 2010.

Poster Presentations

The poster presentation session will occur on Tuesday June 29th from 3:00-4:00pm. Posters will be mounted with tacks onto 4 feet by 6 feet poster display boards. Presenters will be asked to stay by their poster for the duration of the session.

Works in Progress for Roundtable Discussion

For the first time this year, we are having works-in-progress roundtable discussions. Below are some guidelines to help presenters make the most of these sessions.

Purpose:

  • “Works in progress” are particularly valuable for those who are developing new ideas who would like to explore these ideas or issues with colleagues who have similar interests, no formal papers are presented. Rather, roundtable discussions provide conference participants opportunities to meet, discuss, and to expand their networks around conceptual, methodological, professional or policy concerns related to their areas of inquiry

Format:

  • Roundtable sessions will be held in a meeting room set with round tables that seat 10 – 12 people each.
  • To facilitate focused interdisciplinary discussion roundtable abstracts will be grouped according to the following topics:
    • Eliciting and Understanding the Perspectives of Children
    • Teaching Communication to Health Care Professionals: Identity Construction
    • Telemedicine: Ethics
    • Communication Training for Future Health Care Practitioners: Outcomes that Matters, how and what to measure?
    • Mental Health: Communication
  • A general topic will be identified for each table, there will be three to four presenters at each table, each presenter will present their topic for 15 minutes, a table moderator will coordinate and facilitate table discussions.
  • The entire roundtable session will last 90 minutes, allowing 15 minute presentations with the remaining time for discussion.
  • AV resources will not be available.

Guidelines for Works-in- Progress presenters:

  1. Papers are not to be read, rather presenters should summarize their ideas or key arguments, participants will anticipate an interactive session, use strategies that will engage the participants in critical dialogue.
  2. In your introduction highlight the area of interest to be discussed, its significance to the study of habits and what questions will be posed during the roundtable and/or what issues you will attempt to resolve.
  3. Please do not prepare or read a lecture. Over preparation may hinder the informal nature of the WIP discussions.
  4. Please try to summarize your key points at the end of your presentation.
  5. You will be expected to keep to the designated time to allow time for discussion.
  6. Thank you for sharing your work and presenting at the 2010 COMET Conference.