Instructions for Short Communication Abstract Presenters and e-Poster Viewing

Instructions for Short Communication Abstract Presenters and e-Poster Viewing

Thank you for presenting at the 15th World Stroke Congress

This page is designed to prepare those presenting:

  • e-Posters in Short Communication sessions
  • e-Posters for e-Poster viewing only.
  • You will have received a notification indicating your presentation type. For any questions please contact
  • For guidelines for Invited Speakers and those presenting abstracts in Free Communication sessions, please click here.

Please visit the page regularly for updates on technical requirements, deadlines and general information.


The individual identified as the presenting author must register for the Congress. If you have not already registered and paid your registration fees you are requested to do so online via the Congress website.

Only abstracts of participants who have paid their registration fees will be included in the program.


As a presenter of an e-Poster in a Short Communication Session, you will need to:

  • Present your e-Poster onsite, in Toronto.
  • If you will not be able to travel to Toronto, please contact us at as soon as possible.

*Please note, those that have been selected for Short Communication presentations have been notified.

How long: 4 min presentations (2-3 min for each presentation followed by 1-2 min for Q&A)

Where: Short Communication Presentations will take place in parallel scientific sessions.  To view the program, please click here.  You can use the general search to find your name.  Prior to the congress, an itinerary link will be sent.

How: Presenters will present from their e-Poster.

  • PLEASE NOTE: In addition to uploading your e-Poster per the guidelines below, for the e-Poster gallery, those presenting in Short Communication sessions, must bring your e-Poster to the Speakers’ Ready Room on a USB stick, to upload your e-Poster. Signs for the Speakers’ Ready Room will be clearly posted at the Congress venue.
  • Please upload your e-Poster in the Speakers’ Ready Room as soon as you arrive at the venue in the morning and at least 2 hours before the start of the session.

Speakers’ Ready Room Opening Hours:

  • Monday, 9 October:          15:00-17:00
  • Tuesday, 10 October:        07:00-19:15
  • Wednesday, 11 October:  07:30-19:15
  • Thursday, 12 October:      07:30-18:45

*Please note: hours are subject to change


  • e-Poster viewing only will not have a dedicated session/presentation time but will be available for viewing through the e-Poster gallery on the Congress virtual platform, the mobile app, and during Exhibition opening hours onsite; at the E-Poster stations, in the Exhibition area.
  • By uploading your e-Poster, you agree to having it published in the official WSC publications, on the virtual platform and mobile app for the duration of 3 months following the WSC 2023 Congress.
  • For e-Poster viewing only, you will not need to visit the Speakers Ready Room onsite.


*Please note: All posters are in a digital format; you will not need to bring a printed poster with you onsite.

We kindly request that you prepare your e-Poster for upload onto the online system by following the below guidelines.

Please upload* your 1-page E-Poster as a PDF file in LANDSCAPE orientation.

  • If you wish, you may use a landscape template that can be downloaded Here.

Language: All E-Posters should be prepared in English

File Format: PDF format – 1 page


  • Create your poster in standard document software or a landscape-oriented PowerPoint and save it as a PDF file.

Font types: Arial, Calibri, Verdana, Times New Roman or Helvetica

Font size: 11 points or larger

  • Hyperlinks, animated images, animations and videos are not permitted and will be non-functioning.
  • Logos, promotional or marketing materials are not permitted to be included on your poster.
  • QR Codes may be included.  QR codes, if used should link to scientific content relevant to the e-Poster (ie. additional graphs/images/video clip/CV-publications of the authors)
  • QR Codes may be included but cannot link to any promotional or marketing material.

 Images and tables: At least 200 dpi – good picture quality is essential.

  • When inserting images, photos, tables, etc., please use simple copy-paste and do not use embedded documents – the system does not support embedded files – audio or video.
  • Avoid overlapping objects and layers – only the final view/status will be visible.
  • When saving your PDF please do not use symbols or special characters (ie. +/@/ü) in the file name
  • Please do not use headers and footers.

 File size: Less than 5 MB

By following the guidelines, you will ensure your e-Poster is displayed correctly and is ready for upload.

Please note that by uploading your e-Poster, you agree to have it published on the Congress website, virtual platform and mobile app for the duration of 3 months following the WSC 2023 Congress.


You will receive a link to upload your e-Poster. When you are provided with the link you will be given a deadline to upload your e-Poster.

**24 hours after uploading, you can log back in, click on “Upload Document”, and check how the e-Poster will appear on the online platform.

If you wish to make changes, please use the “Edit Files Button”.


  • All delegates can view the e-Posters at any time during and after the Congress; for a 3-month period following the Congress.
  • You are also able to contact the presenter, directly via email, by clicking the envelope icon on the e-Poster.

*Please note: By sending an email to the presenting author, you are providing them with your email address.

We thank you for your support in the WSC 2023 Congress and for assisting us in making it successful and memorable. We are available for any questions that you may have at

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