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.
Please submit the following items by email to CPD Conference Services
To ensure your presentation content and delivery is in alignment with the stated program objectives.
You will need to create 2-3 Learning Objectives for your session. Learn more about writing learning objectives here.
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.
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)
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.
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
- 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.
- Please ensure the title of your presentation file is named:
Pregnancy-Birth-firstname-lastnameso we are able to easily track it.
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
- 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