The object of this guide is to help you increase your chances of having your presentation accepted by the Vitalis Conference Council. Admissions are ongoing, so please submit your proposal at your earliest convenience. Certain basic criteria need to be fulfilled for your proposal to be accepted.
Your presentation must be:
Vitalis does not accept proposals that present well established facts, nor proposals that present observations or experiences that aren’t validated yet due to, for example, the non‐implementation of a system.
Presentations are to be educational and informative in nature and should not be utilized as a marketing tool for commercial products.
Presentations must follow the theme established for Vitalis 2019.
One or several commercial products or partners are often involved in a successful case. Your presentation should reflect what your goal was and how it was or wasn’t achieved. Anyone in the audience who is interested in what product/s has been used for your study should be encouraged to ask such questions in privacy, after your lecture. Commercial operators are also welcome to submit proposals for presentations, in which case it is crucial that the presentation is made from the point of view of general interest and that no references are made to the commercial product or solution. Purely commercial presentations can be accepted as a part of Vitalis’ partner program and/or will have the opportunity to participate in the exhibition/fair which is parallel to the conference. If your presentation is accepted as a part of the conference, the lecturer will receive a personal 3‐day conference admission card for Vitalis 2019. Please note that each lecturer covers his/her own expenses for travel, accommodation and other costs in connection with the conference.
The following dates must be respected in order for your presentation to be a part of Vitalis 2019.
- November 30, 2018: Call for proposals close
- March 1, 2019: last day to find out if you’re accepted
- April 26, 2019: final version of your lecture sent to Vitalis
- May 21-23, 2019: Vitalis Conference
Change of conditions
Please notify Vitalis of any change of your conditions, such as change of employment, appointment or basis for your presentation, promptly in order to ensure participation.
You may propose a presentation in any of the formats below. Please note that your proposal submitted in any of the formats below is subject to Vitalis program board review and may be reclassified to a more appropriate format at Vitalis discretion.
- Short (10 min)
A 10-minute speed, lecture-type conference education session. A question and answer period will be added to the session. No more than one speaker are permitted in this format.
- Standard (25 min)
A 25-minute traditional, lecture-type conference education session. The presentation time includes a question and answer period during the last 5 minutes of the session. No more than one speaker are permitted in this format.
- Extended (55 min)
A 55-minute traditional, lecture-type conference education session in which a specific topic is presented and discussed. The presentation time includes a question and answer period during the last 10-20 minutes of the session. No more than two speakers are permitted in this format.
- Panel (55 min)
A 55-minute on stage panel discussion / conversation. In the session time there can be included a short presentation / lecture of the topic. The time disposition, panel members and moderator should be given in the application. No more than two panel moderators are allowed
- Workshop /round table
An interactive Workshop or Round table session with attendees about a certain issue. This are opportunities for attendees with a common interest/concern regarding a specific subject to work or discuss that subject with peers in a group setting. Describe the session in the proposal. Details needed are time for the session, number of attendees , topics, facilitator(s), demand for special technology. No more than two facilitators are allowed.
Describe your proposal in a separate paragraph in your proposal. More than above stated allowed number of lecturer may be involved in a presentation if added value can be demonstrated in the proposal. Extra lectures must buy a personal conference card for the full conference or the specific day. Obligatory PowerPoint templates are provided by Vitalis.
Vitalis reserves the right to publish presentations online after the conference, accessible exclusively by delegates of the conference.
- present original content, i.e. the work and property is yours alone or in a partnership
- provide references where applicable; plagiarism is not allowed
- have the necessary permissions from employer, customer or similar
- present all sources
Please fill out the form as accurately as possible. Changes can be made after your proposal and can, in certain cases, be made by Vitalis Conference Council as a condition for acceptance.
A meaningful and relevant title of your presentation is crucial for attracting the audience.
If you submit a presentation for another lecturer/speaker just unclick the check box and then click the plus sign to add new person.
Short description of your presentation
This is the description that will be used in our program overview. The long and short description is never visible together.
Long description of your presentation
Your acceptance is based upon the content of this description. This complete description will also be published online and will give you the chance to accurately describe your topic and create an interest with your potential audience. The long and short description is never visible together.
Please choose the audience categories best suited for your presentation. You can choose more than one, but please give some thought as to which are most relevant. These categories are searchable online.
Please try not to use more than four key words to describe your presentation. These key words will be used for online searching, so please choose them carefully.
What do you want that the audience to have with them when your presentation time is over? Level of knowledge for presentation With the different backgrounds of the Vitalis visitors, this is your opportunity to indicate the level of knowledge needed to appreciate your presentation.
- presentation gives a broad overview of the subject
- requires basic knowledge
- a very short introduction may be a part of the presentation
- for those already in the know
- an introduction should not be a part of the presentation
- includes more data and facts and at a quicker pace