Presenter Guidelines

General Information

We look forward to seeing all presenters in Las Vegas. Please scroll down to view presentation guidelines for both lecturers and poster presenters.

Lecture Presenters


All presenters (unless specified otherwise in your invitation) must register the Crohn’s & Colitis Congress and pay the appropriate registration fees.


Session Details

Log into the speaker management system to review your speaking invitations. After you log in, click the “Messages” tab in the top right corner of the screen.


Prepare Your Slides

  • Use of the Congress PowerPoint template is suggested, but not required.
  • Session room computers will be configured for a 16:9 aspect ratio.
  • All presentations will take place on PCs. Keynote or Prezi files will not be supported.
  • Congress sessions will be recorded and made available to attendees as on-demand video content; additionally, slide decks will be posted as PDFs to the Congress Mobile App and Online Planner. Slides cannot be redacted from these resources.
  • The first slide of your presentation should contain your relevant financial relationship disclosures. A disclosure must be stated even if no financial relationship exists.
  • The final slide should summarize the top three or four main points of your presentation.
  • Presenters are responsible for verifying all images and text in your presentation are in compliance with copyright law.
  • Presentations must strictly AVOID incorporating any brand names, trade names, or logos. In cases where brand names are mentioned, they should encompass all analogous drugs or devices intended for the same indication, all while refraining from any form of marketing or sales promotion.
  • Content must exclusively consist of recommendations that are not only accurate but also balanced and scientifically justified. Consider using the following best practices when presenting clinical content:
    • Clearly describe the level of evidence on which the presentation is based and provide enough information about data (study dates, design, etc.) to enable learners to assess research validity.
    • If there is a range of evidence, ensure that the credible sources cited present a balanced view of the evidence.
    • If clinical recommendations will be made, include balanced information on all available therapeutic options.
      Address any potential risks or adverse effects that could be caused with any clinical recommendations.


Photo Policy

The Congress photo policy allows attendees to take photos for personal, social, or non-commercial use; however, presenters have the right to request no photography. If you do not wish to allow photos, you may add this “no photos” image to your slides.


Audience Response

Presenters have the ability to use audience polling during their presentations. Submitters who wish to use this feature must:

  • Submit their final slide decks to Congress administration by 5 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Jan. 17.
  • Slide decks should include a slide for each poll question followed by a slide with the answer options.
  • No edits to slide decks with polling can be accepted after Jan. 17.

We regret that we cannot accommodate requests to use polling for slide decks not received by Jan. 17.


Onsite in Las Vegas

  • You may obtain a presenter ribbon at the registration desk when you pick up your attendee badge.
  • Presenters are required to deliver their final slide decks two hours before their presentation takes place. (Presenters participating in Thursday sessions must submit slides no later than one hour prior to the start of their session times.)
    • Submit your slides at Speaker Headquarters, located in the Grand Ballroom.
    • Please arrive at Speaker Headquarters with your presentation saved to a USB drive, which you will use to upload your presentation at the desk.
    • If you are using polling and submitted your slides by the Jan. 17 deadline, do not submit an additional slide deck onsite. Polling questions cannot be accepted for any decks submitted onsite.
  • Presenters are required to check in at their session rooms 30 minutes in advance of the start of their sessions (not their presentation times).
    • When you enter your session room, you may visit the A/V desk in the back of the room if you have any questions about the A/V set-up or your presentation.
  • During your presentation, you will view your slides on a confidence monitor and use a handheld clicker to advance your slides.
  • Congress staff and technicians will be available if you need assistance during your presentation.



Contact with any questions about speaking at the meeting.

Poster Presenters


All presenters (members and nonmembers) must register for the Crohn’s & Colitis Congress and pay the appropriate registration fees. Poster presenters are not automatically registered for the Congress scientific sessions or housing. You will not be permitted into the Poster Hall without an attendee badge, which you must obtain by registering for the meeting. 


Poster Presentation Date and Time

Poster presentations will take place during the Poster Hall Reception on Friday, January 26 from 7 – 8 p.m. PST in the Bellagio Ballroom. Additional registration is not required for this event.


Poster Setup and Removal

Poster presenters may access the Poster Hall starting at 5 p.m. PST on Friday, Jan. 26 to hang their posters. Push pins and poster presenter ribbons will be placed at each board, so presenters may proceed directly to their assigned boards upon entry to the Poster Hall.

The Poster Hall will close at 11 p.m. PST on Jan. 26. Any posters or other materials remaining in the Poster Hall after this time will be discarded.

Please note that Congress staff are not available to accept shipments or hang posters on behalf of presenters.


Poster Number

Each poster board is assigned a number corresponding to the poster numbers listed in the in the program. For example, P100 will be located at poster board 100. Please only use the board that corresponds with your poster number.


Poster Size

The maximum size of poster presentations is 4’ high by 6’ wide. Congress administration will provide push pins to affix your presentation to the poster board along with a poster presenter ribbon at each poster board.


Required Poster Information

Poster presentations should include full disclosure information for the entire author string. No product-specific promotional material or event may appear or occur in educational space or material or during an educational activity.


Photo Policy

The Congress photo policy allows attendees to take photos for personal, social, or non-commercial use; however, presenters have the right to request no photography. If you do not wish to allow photos, you may add this “no photos” image to your poster.


Suggested Guidelines for Preparing an Effective Poster

There is no required format or orientation, so you may format your poster as you wish provided that it does not exceed the 4’ by 6’ size limitation. Congress administration suggests the following:

  • Text Lettering: Lettering for text and illustrations should be at least a font size of 30 points.
  • Depicting Sections: A font size of 50 points is suggested to guide the reader through your poster. Color is an effective method for separating sections and adding graphic impact. Try to avoid color combinations that are difficult to read.
  • Premise: Your poster should include three to five brief sentences that outline information necessary to understand the study and why it was performed. The question(s) to be asked or the hypotheses tested should be clearly and succinctly stated.
  • Methods: Outline your methods briefly, providing only details for new methods, or modifications of older methods.
  • Graphics: Results presented in the form of a graph or chart are always more effective than blocks of text. Provide a legend for symbols and other details and interpretation of results below each panel.
  • Conclusion: State the conclusion succinctly in large type. Many viewers read this first; hence, it should be easily understandable.



To increase the visibility and reach of your science, you are encouraged to submit an ePoster file that will be available in the Congress Online Planner and Mobile App. Congress attendees and the public will be able to view this electronic version of your poster alongside your full-text abstract. Submission of an ePoster file is strongly encouraged, but not required. There is no fee to submit an ePoster file.

ePoster files will be accepted beginning on Monday, Jan. 8, 2024. Presenters will receive email on that date from with further instructions on uploading a file.

ePoster files must be submitted as PDFs. The maximum size of an ePoster PDF is 10 MB.

Submitted ePoster files will be released in the Mobile App at the start of the Congress on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2024.


Contact with any questions about your poster presentation.

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