CSANZ 2021

Presentations and Poster Guidelines

If you are participating as an oral, min-oral or poster presenter at the CSANZ ASM, please read through the information below. If you have any queries please contact csanzet@theconferencecompany.com.


All presenting authors (oral, mini oral, and poster) need to register and pay for the Meeting.  Meeting registration is available now and you can register by clicking here.

For your presentation to be included in the program and for your abstract to be published in the Meetings' proceedings you will need to have registered by 25th June 2021.  Regrettably, after this date your presentation may be removed from the program and publicattions.

If you need to withdraw your abstract please advise us as soon as possible.


Oral Presentations

Your oral presentation is comprised of a 10 presentation followed by 5 minutes of questions and answers. Please refer to your confirmation email for your presentation time.

Slide Setup

Please save your slide setup in 16:9 ratio (widescreen) to fit the projection being used. 

The first slide of your presentation needs to be your Disclosure Statement. Please select the ONE disclosure slide that is appropriate to use.

Please click here for the Disclosure slides and PowerPoint template. 

The two slide options are:

Slide One

• In accordance with the policy of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand the following presenter has indicated that they have a relationship which in the context of their presentation, could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest but do not consider that it will influence their presentation. The nature of the conflict is listed:

• INSERT NATURE OF CONFLICT HERE – for example: Spokesperson for a particular drug, funding grants from companies

Slide Two

• The presenter has advised that the following presentation will NOT include discussion on any commercial products or service and that there are NO financial interests or relationships with any of the Commercial Supporters of this year's ASM.


Mini Oral Presentations

Mini-oral presentations are to be recorded and will be hosted on the virtual meeting platform for the duration of the Meeting and for one year post-meeting. Due to the nature and duration of each mini oral presentation, within multiple concurrent mini-oral sessions, the sessions will not be produced or streamed live. Mini-oral authors will not be required to present live on the day, nor be present for any live questions and answers. 

Please ensure you follow all of the above Oral Presentation Guidelines when preparing your presentation. Please click here for the Mini Oral Template and Disclosure Slides; a maximum of 4 slides is permissible (including the title/disclosure slide). All information must appear on each slide, sequential builds are not to be used. Please keep your recording to three minutes.

Please record the presentation(s) by 20 July 2021 and email, or send us the Dropbox or Google Drive link, to csanzet@theconferencecompany.com.


Poster Presentations

Posters will be on hosted on the virtual meeting platform for the duration of the Meeting and for one year post-meeting. You will not be required to present your poster presentation live on the day, nor be present for any live questions and answers.

We suggest you download this  landscape template or this portrait template to create your poster and then convert the ppt poster into a PDF. Please note the templates are optional.

SIMPLICITY is the key:

Brief captions, tables that are few in number but clear, succinct text.


INITIAL SKETCH. Plan your poster early.  Focus your attention on a few key points.  Try various styles of data presentation to achieve clarity and simplicity.  Does the use of colour help?  What needs to be expressed in words?

ROUGH LAYOUT. Enlarge your best initial sketch, keeping the dimensions in proportion to the final poster.  Ideally, the rough layout should be full size.  Draw rough graphs and tables.  This will give you an idea of proportions and balance.

FINAL LAYOUT. The artwork is complete.  The text and tables are typed but not necessarily enlarged to full size.  Now ask - "Is the message clear?  Do the important points stand out?  Is there a balance between words and illustrations?  Is the pathway through the poster clear?"

BALANCE.  The figures and tables ought to cover slightly more than 50% of the poster area.  If you have only a few illustrations, make them large.  Do not omit text, but keep it brief.  The poster should be understandable without oral explanation.

TYPOGRAPHY. Avoid abbreviations, acronyms and jargon.  Use a consistent type-style throughout.  Use large type, for example HELVETICA.  

MOVEMENT. The movement (pathway) of the eye over the poster ought to be natural (down columns and along rows).  Size attracts attention.  Arrows, hands, numbers and symbols can clarify sequence.

SIMPLICITY. Do not overload the poster.  More material may mean less communication.  Ask yourself, what do I want the viewer to remember?

Please submit a PDF file of your poster to us by 20 July 2021 (see your poster information email for upload link). In addition, you have the option to submit a video poster of no more than 3 minutes duration. Please email the video to csanzet@theconferencecompany.com (or send us a Dropbox/Google Drive link for us to download it). Please note the video poster is optional, and if you wish to take up this option the video also needs to be submitted by 20 July 2021.

If you have any queries please contact The Conference Company via email: csanzet@theconferencecompany.com