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28th ANNUAL ALCOHOL EPIDEMIOLOGY SYMPOSIUM KETTIL BRUUN SOCIETY FOR SOCIAL AND EPIDEMIOLOGICAL RESEARCH ON ALCOHOL
GUIDELINES FOR SPEAKERS, DISCUSSANTS AND CHAIRPERSONS
Prior to the each session, speakers and discussants are asked to locate the chairperson of his/her session. The chairperson should check that all speakers and discussants have arrived before opening the session. If speakers do not arrive promptly, the chairperson may re-arrange the order of the session. Chairpersons are asked to begin sessions on time. The chairperson should provide a brief introduction (name and affiliation of the presenter, names of co-authors, title of the paper). The format of a session. Each session is divided in two parts. Each part include two presentations and a comment by a discussant. Ten minutes are allotted for each presentation and 10 minutes for the discussant, followed by 15 minutes for questions, comments and discussion from the audience. This yields a total of 90 minutes for the entire session (45 minutes*2). Chairpersons, speakers and discussants are encouraged to speak to one another before hand to clarify the procedure. As the timeframe is very tight, it is very important to respect the time allotted. Chairpersons will be provided with cards to indicate "3 minutes remaining", "1 minute warning" and "time is up." Sessions will not be extended into the breaks. Exceeding the time limit means that following presentations will have to be cut short. Please be considerate of your fellow researchers (those presenting after you and those in the audience) and adhere to the time limit. Discussants are asked to draw out comparative or contrasting themes in the presentations and to raise questions to open the discussion. This will increase the quality of the discussion.
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