Presenter Resources

See any errors in the listed schedule? Please contact AMRPA: [email protected].



Your final timeslot will be shared by the Boot Camp chairs and will be listed in the conference schedule upon final confirmation. All presenters are required to complete the online disclosure form.

Your slide presentations should be in widescreen (16:9) presentation format. For your benefit, AMRPA has created a PowerPoint template of slides specific to Boot Camp, which is already in widescreen format, for use by all presenters. Please see slide instructions and tips below in the Oral Presentation Information section.



Your final timeslot is included in the conference schedule, and has been emailed to the primary presenter listed on your abstract submission. All presenters are required to complete the online disclosure form.

Your slide presentations should be in widescreen (16:9) presentation format. For your benefit, AMRPA has created a PowerPoint template of slides, which is already in widescreen format, for use by all presenters. When using this template, each new slide will be in a predetermined format/style that maximizes readability and usefulness during presentations.

A Few Additional Slide Presentation Tips:

  • Test For Compatibility: If possible, review your slides on a different computer from that on which it was originally prepared to ensure the backgrounds, graphics, and linked images appear properly.
  • Readability is Key: Your font should be a minimum of 18 points in size, making it legible from 100 feet away on an eight-foot screen. Use no more than 10 lines of text per slide, and avoid color combinations that do not project well, such as red on blue.
  • Graphs are Your Friends: Graphs communicate ideas more quickly than tables. Photographs also may be effective. If you must use a table, include only the pertinent details—not the full table as would be published in an article.

Delivery of Presentation Files:

Please deliver the following two copies of your final presentation via email to [email protected]:

  1. PowerPoint (using the template) for presentation in the room
  2. PDF, which will be uploaded to Whova (the event app)

Please title your files using the following format: First Initial. Last Name Session Date and Start Time Session Title

Sample: J. Doe October 28 245pm – Fundamentals of Rehab.pptx

All files must be received by 5:00 PM eastern on Tuesday, October 15. Our team will review all files to ensure compatibility and upload the PDF presentations to Whova the week of October 20.

Your PowerPoint presentation will be pre-loaded onto the computer in the room on-site on the day of your session.

If you have any changes to your presentation after the October 15 deadline, you must:

  1. Bring a copy of your presentation on a flash drive to load directly onto the computer
  2. Email the updated presentation (both PowerPoint and PDF) to [email protected] by no later than 5:00 PM EST on Sunday, October 27. Any files received after this time will not be updated in Whova until after the conclusion of the conference.



The Interactive Poster Presentation Session will take place on Tuesday, October 29, from 5:00 - 6:00 PM EST. All presenters are expected to attend.

Poster Printing and Submission

  • AMRPA will be ordering (and covering the cost) for all posters to be printed and shipped to the venue. To ensure your poster is included in the group order, you must email a copy of ‎your presentation in PDF or PowerPoint format (10 MB maximum file size) to AMRPA staff at [email protected] by Friday, September 27.
  • Your poster should be formatted in the landscape orientation at a size of 48” x 36”. If you need help designing your poster, a free Scientific Poster template from PosterNerd may be a helpful place to start. They also offer tutorials on Scientific Poster (1) sections & organization, (2) layout & design and more.‎
  • All presenters are required to complete the online disclosure form.

A few helpful tips for organizing your poster:

  • Aim for Clarity and Readability: Make sure your poster is understandable without an oral presentation and readable from five feet away. Your poster may be on display when you are not in attendance, so you want your audience to walk away with an understanding of your information even if you aren’t there.
  • Keep Visual Balance in Mind: Make an initial rough layout, paying attention to the proportions of figures, tables, and text. Try to maintain a balance of using ~50% of the poster board area for figures and tables.
  • A Good Poster Is Like a Good Paper: Include your objective, the design/methods, the results, and the conclusion, but avoid displaying a short manuscript. Details should be concise. Tables and conclusions should be clearly stated. (Think about the message you want the audience to remember, and what is the best way to arrange the information to make sure they understand the message.)
  • Keep It Simple: Do not overload your poster with excessive text and data. Where possible, organize tables and figures chronologically in vertical progression. (Remember your audience: what do they know about your research? What do they want to know?)



  1. Information for Learners. Information on needs, expected results, and purpose or objectives will be provided to learners by AMRPA. These will be framed in terms of physician change or health status improvement which is in keeping with our CME mission.
  2. Content Validation. AMRPA expects that all of its CME activities will adhere to the ACCME’s content validation value statements. Specifically, all the recommendations involving clinical medicine in a CME activity must be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients. All scientific research referred to, reported or used in CME in support or justification of a patient care recommendation must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis. Please contact AMRPA if you do not feel your presentation can meet these standards.
  3. Safeguards against Commercial Bias. AMRPA expects that the content or format of CME activities and related materials will promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest. We employ several strategies to ensure the absence of commercial bias and you are integral to their successful implementation.
    1. We will be disclosing to our learners before the activity whether or not you have relevant financial relationships. If, on the basis of the information you provide, we determine that you have relevant financial relationships with commercial interests that create a conflict of interest with respect to your role in this activity, together we will determine and document a strategy or strategies to resolve that conflict of interest.
    2. We also remind you that CME must give a balanced view of therapeutic options. Use of generic names will contribute to this impartiality. If your CME educational material or content includes trade names, trade names from several companies should be used where available, not just trade names from a single company.
  4. Measurements of Effectiveness. AMRPA will be seeking feedback from the learners on the effectiveness of this CME activity through evaluations. We will be seeking information on what changes the learners will make as a result of the presentations (oral and posters).
  5. Educational Materials. Educational materials that are a part of this activity, such as slides and published abstracts cannot contain any advertising, trade names, or product-group messages.