5th Annual Joint Cardiovascular-Diabetes Symposium (Speakers)

Thank-you for agreeing to be a speaker at the 5th Annual Joint Cardiovascular-Diabetes Symposium.

This web page will guide you through a series of tasks for your live digital presentation. Please complete all the tasks by the deadlines listed below.

1 Preparing for Your Session

February 10, 2023

Please submit the following items by email to CPD Conference Services

Publication Release Form

You will need to complete the following Publication Release Form.

Conflict of Interest Form

Every speaker must complete the Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form.


Please provide a professional headshot in jpeg or png format. This will be used on the online platform and in conference marketing materials.

Short Biography (50 words or less)

Your biography should be 2-3 sentences  (50 words or less) outlining your experience in the field.

Credentials & Appointments

All speakers are asked to submit their signature in the following format:

Joint Cardiovascular-Diabetes Symposium Content Requirements

Your presentation content and delivery needs to be in alignment with at least one of the identified learning needs for the target audience.

You will need to create 2-3 Learning Objectives for your session. Learn more about writing learning objectives.

Format Requirements

Presenters should maintain a practical focus, highlighting new issues and diagnostic challenges relevant to practicing physicians and should structure presentations around a set of individual cases (3-5 depending on the length of the talk).

Presentations are limited to the stated length and cannot impede upon the discussion and Q&A time. Participants can submit questions throughout the session which the moderator will curate and ask at the end of each session.

Joint Cardiovascular-Diabetes Symposium Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this conference, the participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss intricacies of diabetes care in different at-risk populations
  2. Integrate the latest evidence on micro and macro vascular disease into clinical practice
  3. Improve the quality of diabetes care within the hospital
  4. Understand the latest technology use for valve and vascular care
  5. Discuss the emergence of autonomic dysregulation and management when treating cardiovascular effects of COVID-19 infection
  6. Comprehend the latest guideline-directed management of heart failure, arrhythmia, and atherosclerosis

2 Schedule Your Platform Orientation & Technical Meeting

February 1, 2023

The Platform Orientation and Technical Meeting will help you become familiar with the platform's functionality. You will learn about optimal slide and technical requirements to mitigate day-of technical glitches.

Our Technical Director will:

  • Review the digital platform and its functionality and simulate the live experience.
  • Explain the technical requirements and process for livestreaming your presentation.
  • Discuss the options and functionality for the interactivity requirements of your presentation.

Note: During your orientation, please ensure you are in the same location where you will be presenting LIVE as well as using the same hardware (computer, microphone, camera etc.) This will allow us to test your equipment and ensure compatibility.

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3 Submit Your Presentation

February 27, 2023


All presentations must include a minimum of 25% interactivity. This is typically achieved through audience response (polling) and Q&A. Details on how to implement interactivity will be reviewed at the Platform Orientation and Technical Rehearsal meeting.

Slide Format & Mandatory Slides

University of Toronto Accreditation conditions require that all presenters/speakers must include a disclosure slide and learning objectives slide at the beginning of their presentation, stating all real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or lack thereof and verbally notify the audience. Download Slide Template (PPT)

Animations & Video

The platform does not natively support animation or video. Please prepare your presentation without these elements.


Content for PowerPoint presentations, websites and printed materials should not contain copyright-protected work. However, if the materials are deemed essential, the application of Fair Dealing may apply.

Patient Confidentiality

All presentations must comply with patient confidentiality agreements. Patient names should not be used, and images must not contain identifiable features (e.g., institutional location of scan, date of scan, patient date of birth, MRN, photography that shows facial or other identifiable features etc.).

After reviewing the above requirements and ensuring your presentation has included the 2 mandatory slides, please submit your presentation by email to CPD Conference Services

Please ensure the title of your presentation file is named: Cardio-Diabetes-firstname-lastname so we are able to easily track it.


  • If your presentation is too large to submit by email, please use WeTransfer
  • If you have polling questions, please write the question number and slide number in the body of the email so we can ensure they are not missed.

4 Day of LIVE Program

March 3-4, 2023

24 hours in advance of the conference, you will receive a calendar invite and an email with a presenter link for your unique session(s). This link must be used to access your session. Any other links will not provide you access as the presenter.

30 Minutes prior to the start of your session open the presenter link. We will then conduct a final technical check and test your presentation, audio and video set up.

These resources will ensure your presentation is compatible with the platform and runs smoothly.


  • A stable high-speed internet connection – a wired ethernet connection rather than WiFi is recommended
  • A headset with built-in microphone
  • Webcam
  • Adequate lighting

Please remember to use a Chrome Browser; ensure you download this in advance if you do not have it installed. Other browsers will cause technical issues.

Video & Audio Tips

  • Silence any ringers or notifications, close your door, alert co-workers, or family members that you can’t be disturbed
  • Make ‘eye-contact’ whenever possible. Don’t read your presentation script off the screen
  • Be more expressive than you would be in a traditional lecture (due to less nonverbal cues)
  • Prepare a glass of water so you will not need to get up during your presentation
  • Ensure your laptop is plugged in