Oral Guidelines


All presentations will be in a WIDESCREEN format. To take full advantage of the widescreen format, we recommend that you build or convert your presentation to 16:9. We strongly recommend using Microsoft Office PowerPoint for your presentation. Please note that the congress computers are being supplied with PowerPoint 2013.


Three oral parallel sessions will be held on July 4th (11h00 to 12h30), 5th (11h00 to 12h30) and 6th (13h00 to 14h30). Each individual session has a different scientific emphasis.
Each presenter will be allocated 10 minutes for her/his presentation, followed by
5 minutes of questions and comments from the audience (15 minutes total).

Please, make sure to respect the time allotted. Session chairs have been instructed to be very strict about time.


All speakers are required to check in at the Speaker Ready Desk to upload their presentation at least 1 hour prior to the start of their session. The staff will be available to answer your questions and to help you upload your presentation from your USB memory stick.

If your presentation includes video files, further to uploading it at the Speaker Ready Desk, please use a Coffee or lunch break at least 30 minutes prior to the start of your session to go to the room where your lecture will take place to make sure that it will run smoothly on the conference computers.

Speaker Ready Desk Schedule

  • Thursday July 4, 2019, from 8:00 to 17:00
  • Friday July 5, 2019, from 8:00 to 17:00
  • Saturday July 6, 2019, from 8:00 to 15:00



The two IBNPF 2019 speakers’ corner sessions will be held in Hall 310 of the Centre des congrès de Québec on July 4th and 5th at 15:45.



You will be provided with a « soapbox »  and a microphone, and will be given 3-4 minutes to present your topic. No slides or posters allowed. You should focus your talk on a few key points with an aim of stimulating the debate.



Your presentation should be extremely succinct, focusing in particular on the reasons why the topic is new, important, or interesting to the research field. The presentation will then be followed by a lively but good-natured 3 to 5-minute discussion with the audience and session chair.


Please, make sure to respect the time allotted. The session chair will be very strict about time.


In order to use MAC presentations on a PC compatible computer, please note that you need to prepare it according to the instructions below, before bringing it to the Speaker Ready Desk: 


  • Use a common font, such as Arial, Times New Roman, Verdana, etc. (special fonts might be changed to a default font on a PowerPoint based PC). 
  • Insert pictures as JPG files (and not TIF, PNG or PICT - these images will not be visible on a PowerPoint based PC).
  • Use a common movie format, such as AVI, MPG and WMV (MOV files from QuickTime will not be visible on a PowerPoint based PC).

You may use your own Macintosh laptop computer as a back-up. In such a case, please make sure to provide a Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter (Dongle). Please visit the Speaker Ready Desk to check your presentation and advise the staff of your intent to use your own laptop.

Please arrive at your presentation room at least 30 minutes prior to the start of your session to plug in your laptop and check your presentation on the projection system.

If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us.


International Forum for Back and Neck Pain Research in Primary Care

Conferium Conference. Events. Services.
Phone +1 (418) 522-8182 or (800) 618-8182
Monday to Friday - 9h00 to 16h00 U.S. / Canadian Eastern Time
e-mail : bnforum2019@conferium.com
425, boul. René-Lévesque Ouest, Québec, G1S 1S2

Important Dates

Registration starts
January 7, 2019

Workshop proposals submission deadline
January 7, 2019

Abstract submission deadline
February 7, 2019 CLOSED

Workshop proposals acceptance notice
February 15, 2019

Abstract acceptance notice
March 15, 2019  Notice sent

Early bird and presenting author registration deadline
April 7, 2019 CLOSED

July 3-6, 2019

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