Session Chair and Presentation Guidelines

Session Chair Guidelines

We kindly ask session chairs to keep in mind the following to ensure a smooth and fruitful symposia and oral sessions.

‚PDProhibition of photography, recording and use of cell phones

Please announce the following before the session begins.
"I would like to remind you to turn off your cell phones. Please remember that unauthorized photography and tape recording are NOT permitted."


‚RDIn the event that the speaker of your session is unable to present


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Oral Presentation Guidelines

1. Language:

*In principle, symposia and oral sessions are to be conducted in English. However, Japanese is permitted in some cases.

2. Presentation Time

3. Presentation Instruments

4. Notes on laptop computers

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Poster Presentation Guidelines

Posters will be displayed in Hall No.1 & 2 Building, Kobe International Exhibition Hall.

1. Poster Preparation

2. Presentation

Date Poster No. Set Up Installation Presentation / Discussion Removal
July 28 1P-Odd No. 8:30-8:50 8:50-18:30 11:00-12:00 18:30-18:45
1P-Even No. 13:00-14:00
July 29 2P-Odd No. 8:50-17:00 11:00-12:00 17:00-17:15
2P-Even No. 13:00-14:00
July 30 3P-Odd No. 8:50-14:00 11:00-12:00 14:00-14:15

3P-Even No.


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Request Concerning Use of Color in Presentation Materials

Approximately 5% of Japanese men (3 million people) and 8% of Caucasian men have a specific type of vision that makes it difficult to distinguish between colors in a particular range, including red and green. In light of this, you are requested to take the following points into account when preparing presentation materials.

  1. Images of two-color staining or DNA chips should be displayed in green and magenta, not in red and green.
  2. Three or more stains should be displayed not only as composites containing all three colors but also with the two most important colors shown alone in green and magenta. (Alternatively, images of each channel can be displayed separately.)
  3. In graphs and explanatory figures, it is extremely difficult to match colors shown in two separate places. For this reason, do not use only color-coded descriptions or legends for different items but also write them directly into figures. Do not differentiate between items by using different colors, but rather with different types of lines, shapes/symbols, or various types of hatching.
  4. On a dark background, please use white, yellow, or orange letters rather than thin, red or blue ones as much as possible.

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