The role of session chairs is important to the success of the sessions at the conference. Each session at the SETAC Africa conference is led by a chair together with a maximum of 3 co-chairs. Session chairs are asked to view and follow the below guidelines (or download the pdf version) to ensure smooth operations of the conference in general and their session(s) in particular.
Note that session chairs are advised to communicate with co-chairs and familiarize themselves with the abstracts in their sessions prior to the conference.
At the beginning of the session, chairs should briefly introduce themselves, stating the session title and the session duration.
Prior to the start of the session, the chair should:
At the start and during the session, the chair should:
If your platform session includes a poster spotlight, please note the following:
At the end of the session:
Scientific posters must be displayed in the poster area in the exhibition hall (Syndicate 4) from 8:00–18:00 UTC on the day of the author’s assigned poster session. The authors will receive instructions on where to hang up their poster and volunteers will be available to assist. Each poster board will be identified by a poster number.
As a poster session chair:
During the poster session, the chair should:
A short survey will be sent to session chairs after the meeting, allowing chairs to give feedback on their sessions.
Furthermore, session chairs are strongly encouraged to spotlight their key discussions and lessons learned in SETAC’s home journal, the Globe. This is a magazine-style news outlet and not a scientific journal, the summary should focus on the relevance of the session and important discussions and conclusions. Please have a look at the guidelines.If you are interested in other options to publish your work, SETAC offers additional opportunities before and after the meeting.