The U.S.-Japan Cooperative Medical Sciences Program Presents the 
19th International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID)
Seoul, Korea


Presentation Guidelines


  • Provide an overview of the innovative research method/technique/technology.
  • Describe how this innovation can be applied to potentially address cross-cutting infectious disease research gaps and challenges. How does this innovation help overcome barriers or obstacles to finding answers to these important research questions?
  • Share the most relevant research findings in your research area over the past five years where you utilized this innovation as well as important question the innovation can help address in the next five years.
Abstract Title: Submit the title exactly as you would like it to appear in the program (maximum 12 words). Please make the title dynamic and conclusive, rather than descriptive.
Structure: Abstracts should have the following identified sections: Introduction, Methods, Results, and Conclusions.
Proofread: Please avoid the use of incomplete sentences and redundant phrases, and be sure to check for any misspellings and other grammatical errors. Abstracts will only be edited for format and aesthetic style.
Contributing Authors: Make sure to include any contributing authors in your abstract submission.
Length: Abstract text should be approximately 250 to 400 words.  There is a 400 word limit.
  • Speakers should be in the meeting venue at least 5 -10 minutes before the start of their session.
  • Moderators have been designated for each of the scientific sessions.
  • Please bring your presentation on a USB drive.
  • Speakers should notify the meeting organizers if they will be using a presentation format other than Power Point.
  • Speakers should make sure their presentation is PC-compatible.
  • At the beginning of your session, the moderator for the session will introduce herself/himself, the co-moderator, and will then announce the title of the session and the speaker and the title of her/his presentation.
  • If there are any problems with accessing your presentation, a technical support staff member will be available to come to the podium to assist you.
  • We ask that you please keep to your allotted time for your presentation.
  • At the conclusion of the scientific session, the moderator will indicate to the audience that all the presentations from that session are open for discussion and questions.
If your abstract is accepted, please prepare a poster that is 1 meter wide by 0.9 meters tall. 
There is no fixed format for the title and contents of the poster. Thumbtacks will be provided.
  • Moderators should be in the meeting venue at least 10 minutes before the start of the session.
  • Each speaker’s presentation for the session will be preloaded onto the laptop at the podium prior to the start of the session.
  • At the beginning of the session, the moderator should stand at the podium and introduce herself/himself and also introduce the rapporteur to the audience.  Then announce the title of the session and the first speaker and the title of her/his presentation.
  • If there are any difficulties with a speaker’s presentation, a technical support staff member will be available to come to the podium for assistance.
  • We ask that you ensure that the speaker keeps to their allotted time for their presentation.
  • The moderators should facilitate the question and answer period, usually scheduled at the end of each talk or session. Moderators should help facilitate questions if needed.
  • At the end of the session, the moderator should announce the next item on the meeting agenda (for example: break or a follow on session).
  • If there are any “housekeeping” items that need to be conveyed to meeting participants, the conference organizers will notify you so that you can turn the microphone over to them to make the announcements.
  • Besides capturing the essence of the presentations and discussions, rapporteurs should also identify and note new ideas emerging from the discussions, new trends in how to approach questions or problems, as well as challenges and gaps exposed during the presentations/discussion.
  • The reports that rapporteurs provide to the organizers by the end of the meeting should not only reflect what was said during the presentations and discussions, but should also include “bigger picture” elements as to how the discussions may reflect trends in the field and/or challenges and gaps.