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Guidelines for all Proceedings Content

  • Fonts: Use a standard serif font such as Times New Roman or a sans‐serif font such as Arial or Helvetica. Avoid using italics, ALL CAPS, and boldface for more than a few words as they are difficult to read.

  • Avoid jargon and acronyms: Keep in mind that not everyone in the audience works in your particular specialty or shares your level of expertise. Please write out acronyms and abbreviations.

  • Proofread, spell‐check, and practice. Go through your slides and make sure the spelling is correct; the Proceedings Editor will not make corrections.

  • Submission format: CCUMC requires that presenters submit their proceedings documents (presentation and all supporting material) in PDF. In submitting a PDF, you will have complete control over
    your output, and can use whatever programs you prefer to create your content. If you
    are going to be using a resource that cannot produce a PDF, please contact the
    Proceedings Editor at  

  • File size limits: Individual files are limited to 30MG. Please link out to videos or other media content.

Presentation PowerPoint

  • First Slide: Include your presentation title and the name and institution/organization of each presenter.

  • Last Slide: Provide contact information for all presenters: Name, position title, institution, and email.

  • Font size: 28 or 32 point size, with titles being 36 to 44 point size. Font size less than 24 should only be used when adding explanatory text to a graph or diagram, where you could use a 20 point font size.

Session Documents and Handouts

  • PDF format required - 2 slides per sheet 
  • Write short sections
  • Use lists
  • Use active voice
  • Use tables to make complex material easier to understand:
  • Font size: Titles, 14 or 16 point size, Subtitles/subdivisions, 12 or 14 point size, Body, 10 or 12 point size

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