Guidelines for scientific session chairs and moderators at EVER 2018


  • Please arrive at the session venue at least 10 minutes before the start of the session.
  • Co-ordinate your approach to the session with your fellow chair/moderator.
  • Start each scientific session on time.
  • Introduce the session theme and the chairs/moderators.
  • Remind speakers that speaking time is:
- Young Investigators Award Session: 6 minutes for presentation with 3 minutes at the end for discussion
- Rapid Fire: 4 minutes for presentation with 2 minutes at the end for discussion
- Courses and SIS: individual circumstances will apply

  • Remind all delegates that photography and recording of the talks is not permitted.
  • Briefly introduce each speaker, where they come from and give the title of the presentation.

  • Indicate in the moderator booklet, that you will find on the moderators' table, whether or not the talk was presented as planned.
  • In case of a no show or cancellation, fill the space with discussion, because delegates may wish to change lecture halls to listen to particular papers at scheduled times. Do not start the next presentation early.

  • Start Q & A once presentation is completed. Try to have at least one question prepared if it is needed.
  • As a matter of courtesy to participants of the subsequent session, each session MUST be finished on time. 
  • Please count the attendees in your session and note down this number in the moderator booklet.

    Thank you for your co-operation