Publication of Abstracts

Abstracts presented at the IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport are published electronically in a special issue of the British Journal of Sports Medicine to coincide with the Conference and focusing on sports injury prevention. Further information will be available on the Conference website.

Online presentations

The following content will be available online after the Conference further to the Speaker’s authorisation:

  • Presentations of sessions A, B, C, D, E and workshops sessions
  • Videos for sessions A, B, C, symposia of sessions D and E only

Presentation Submission Instructions (keynotes, symposia, workshops, free communications)

All presentations will be run from a central computer using PowerPoint only.

Speakers & Presenters will not be able to use their own laptop.

PowerPoint presentations can be viewed and tested by the Speakers in the Speaker’s Preview Room, located in room Apollinaire at level –2 of the Grimaldi Forum.

Final presentations must be uploaded on the network the day preceding their presentation (for a morning session) or, at the latest, in the morning preceding their presentation (for an afternoon session).

It is essential for the smooth running of the sessions that all speakers hand in their PowerPoint presentations in time.

The Apollinaire room will be open from Wednesday, 11 March at 16:00 with the technical team available until 20:00.

The following days, the room will be open as follows:

  • 12 March from 08:00 to 19:00
  • 13 March from 07:30 to 19:00
  • 14 March from 07:30 to 18:30

Presentation technical requirements

Supported media for transferring the presentations:

  • USB storage device (USB key, hard drive…)

Supported file formats

  • The Preview System supports the presentations made with the following tools (latest versions):
    • MS Office
    • Adobe PDF
    • Format ODP (Open Office)
    • Keynote (to be converted format PPT)

Slide format

The requested format for slides is 16:9.

Please note that no Olympic rings should appear on your slides.

Conflict of Interest

We kindly invite all Speakers to provide a conflict of interest declaration as a second slide of the presentation


Please plan your workshop to last exactly 50 minutes, and allow ample time for an interactive session with questions and discussion.

Free communications

Please plan your lecture for a maximum of 8 minutes, to allow at least 2 minutes for questions and discussion.


The allocated poster board space is a maximum size of 150 cm height and 90 cm base and text and figures should be large enough to be viewed at a distance of 2 meters.

Authors are responsible for the printing of their poster in advance.

There are no on-site facilities for poster printing.

Posters can be set up by the Author(s) on 11 March 2020 from 16:00 until 18:30 and on 12 March 2020 from 08:00 to 9:00

Posters from session 1 to session 20 will be displayed in the Poster area level -2 of the Grimaldi Forum.

Posters from session 21 to session 40 will be displayed in the Poster area in the exhibition hall Diaghilev of the Grimaldi Forum (-1 level).

A number will be assigned to each poster. Each poster will need to be hung on the poster board space matching this number. A list will be available on-site to inform you on which board your poster should be displayed.

Two thematic poster discussion sessions will be organised:

The first session will be held at the Poster Area – Level -2 on 12 March 2020 from 15:30 to 16:30.

The second session will be held in the Poster Area – Exhibition Hall Diaghilev on 13 March 2020 from 15:30 to 16:30.

Poster displays are grouped according to topic, and during these slots, authors will be asked to give a 3-min oral presentation of their study in front of the poster, followed by questions and discussion. The thematic poster discussion sessions will be led by moderators.

The posters will remain on display throughout the duration of the Conference.

After the end of the Conference, on 14 March 2020 at 18:15, all posters not yet removed will be destroyed.