Expert Commentators are those who are doing great work in the field and sharing their insights, expertise and feedback during the session. As an expert commentator you will make comments on the presentations that have been presented and give your expert opinion regarding where those presentations fit in the archives of scientific information.
Following the presentations you will be given 15-minutes at the end of the session for your commentary without the use of audiovisual. Please do not prepare a PowerPoint presentation to compliment your discussion, as it should highlight the session’s presentations and help the audience better understand the science and how they integrate with the overall body of knowledge on the session topic.
During the Abstract Plus session, five abstracts will be presented, and you will be given 15-minutes at the end of the session for your commentary. It is not our intention that you prepare a 15-minute talk on the topic of that session, rather we would hope that you could use the time to make comments on the papers that have been presented during that session and to highlight those issues that are very important, the issues that may not be as important, or make any other comments that might be helpful in discussing the topic at hand and how the body of literature is likely to be moved forward by the specific presentations of that session.
Your commentary will be presented without the use of audiovisual. Please do not prepare a PowerPoint presentation to compliment your discussion; it does not quite accomplish our goal of highlighting the session's presentations and understanding better how they are important in the overall pursuit of knowledge.