Important notes for presenter

The contributions usually take 15 minutes. 10 minutes for the lecture and 5 minutes for discussions. A session goes without interruption over 1.5 - 2 hours with 3 - 6 speakers. Each session has at least one moderator (chair), who introduces the speakers and leads and directs the discussions as well as the questions and comments from the audience. The lectures are summarized in coordinated presentations by authors on a topic or topic area.

Workshops offer participants an opportunity for practical hands-on experience in a variety of techniques related to the laboratory animal field. Most workshops last three to four hours, but this may vary occasionally. Workshops have a limited number of participants, typically in a range of 10 to 50. Workshops may be organised both on-site at the conference centre, or off-site. Specific needs (rooms, equipments, transport etc.) for each accepted workshop will be discussed with the leader of the workshop. The workshop leader will work closely together with the Scientific Committee and the Organising Committee to assure that needs will be met.

Round table (also known as panel discussions) discussions provide a convenient forum for dialogue, and are most effective when panellist/audience interaction is maximised. Typically three to four panellists are briefly presenting opinions in brief statements (no more than five minutes per panellist) to encourage discussion, preferably with minimum audio-visual aids. Round table leader(s) are encouraged to briefly introduce topics, guide discussions, and facilitate interchange among all in attendance.

Poster authors will hang up the posters on designated places for the whole duration of the meeting for the audiences' free viewing. Each author will be available on September 12, 2017 between 12.00 – 13.00 for questions. The two best posters will be selected for Poster awards on the basis of the preparation of the abstracts and the design of the poster.

The size of the poster wall is: 95 cm wide, 195 cm high.
We will suggest you Poster format: maximum DIN A0 (portrait format).

The poster exhibition takes place at the 1st floor of the venue in the “eventhall” where takes place the industrial exhibition, too. The posters must be removed at the end of the meeting. For not distant posters no liability is assumed. At the end of the conference (September 13, 2017) we will awarded the prices.


Media check

Your presentation should be delivered no later than 2 hours before presentation in the media check. Please follow the signposting on site. The media check is in the ground floor, in the input area of the meeting place.

As a technical equipment are available in 3 lecture halls and in the conference room 25 a notebook and data video projector for a power Point presentation in the format 4:3 with the resolution 1024x768 pixels (no slide projection)! Please, note that the use of own laptops is not possible. We ask all advisers kindly to deliver your data early in the media check. In the lecture halls are no media acceped. During the meeting every adviser steers his talk even by Radio Presenter, technology staff is available in the hall.

Available hardware

  • PC or Laptop (Intel CPU), min. 4GB RAM, min. 200GB HDD, DVD disk drive, USB 2.0

Available software on the presentation PC

  • OS: Microsoft Windows 7 or 8 (32 or 64 bit)
  • Office: min. Microsoft Office 2010 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), backwards compatible
  • Other: Adobe Acrobat Reader, Quick Time, VLC-Player

Use of Apple

We kindly ask you to make your talk compatibly to Microsoft office. For testing please go in the media check. Your presentation will be checked with the computers on site. In order to ensure a smooth process we only allow you to use your own Apple MacBook in exceptional cases. Since there are different standards, the adapter is to be carried on VGA itself. Be sure to provide timely notice of your desire to use your Apple MacBook.

Integrated videos

These often lead to presentation problems. If you can’t do without videos, please make sure that the integrated videos are copied onto the data carrier and stored in the same directory as the Lecture. Please test data carriers with integrated videos on different computers to ensure integration. One way to integrate different media into PowerPoint is the PACK & GO feature available in Microsoft PowerPoint to play presentations on other computers.


The GV-SOLAS registration is fully booked.

Online Program available. Please click here to have a look at the program.

Please noticed the trade fair starts from September 12, 2017 in Cologne.
In this period, increased demands and overnight rates are to be expected.
Please book timely your hotel!

public transport ticket for free

Important Dates

  • January 23, 2017
    Opening abstract submission
  • March 20, 2017
    Opening online registration / early booking fee
  • May 19, 2017
    Deadline Abstract Submission
  • June 30, 2017
    End of Early Registration (Regular)
  • Begin July, 2017
    Acceptance Mailing
  • August 31, 2017
    End of Regular Registration (Late)


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