Presenter & Poster Information

Official Language

The official language of the meeting is English. Simultaneous interpretation will not be offered. If you do not have an adequate command of the English language, then we highly recommend that you present with a voice over.


We are anticipating 400+ physicians and scientists in attendance with varying degrees of knowledge and experience in vitiligo. Attendees will be culturally diverse, with several countries represented. You should speak clearly and slowly, so all attendees can understand and benefit from your talk.

Online Abstract System

VIS uses an online form to collect presenter, abstract and poster information. Each presenter is required to submit a separate abstract for each presentation or poster abstract. Click here for more information.

Speaker Check-In

Checking in at the Speaker Ready Area is the single most important action you will take to ensure that your presentation functions properly.

All speakers are required to check into the Speaker Ready Area. It is preferable that this is done at least 24 hours before the start of your session to ensure compatibility with the computers being used at the conference, as personal laptops cannot be used in the meeting rooms.

When you check in you should make sure all fonts appear as expected and all sound/video clips are working properly at this time. Once you have reviewed and verified your presentation, it will remain on the presenting computer.

Audio-Visual (A/V)

We are still determining the best virtual meeting platform to use. Have confidence that it will be familiar to something you have used before and you will have plenty of time to become familiar with the system prior to the symposium.

Poster Information & Guidelines

iPoster Production Guidelines

All posters will be virtual and constructed online using an industry-leading web-based provider.

Summary of how it will work:

You will log-in to set up your personal workspace. You select a working template for your interactive iPoster from a variety of choices. WYSIWYG editing tools allow you to pick colors, backgrounds, typefaces, and more to personalize your work. You can create your presentation using texts, high-resolution images, high-definition videos, sound files, slide shows, links to external websites and more. There is no space limit – content boxes open up at the click of a button, allowing you to add as much content as you need to present your research in the detail that it deserves. Share and collaborate with co-authors.

Poster Session Dates and Times

This information will be posted closer to the symposium.

Selling/Order Taking

No selling or order taking is permitted, even with respect to products or services provided by non-profit enterprises. Any medications or other substances referred to in exhibit materials must be identified by their scientific names.

Avoidance of Commercialism

All poster presentations must avoid commercialism.  NO TRADE NAMES SHOULD BE USED FOR DRUGS, SURGICAL TECHNIQUES, DEVICES AND/OR INSTRUMENTATION INCLUDING LASERS.  Advertising matter of any description may not be distributed, nor any material displayed which in any way directly promotes the commercial interest of any particular company, enterprise, or the exhibitor(s). Any medications or other substances referred to in the presentation material must be identified by their scientific names only.


Disclosure of Conflict Of Interest

All authors must include COI disclosures on their posters.

Disclosure of Off-Label Usage

If any part of your presentation includes the discussion of a medical device or pharmaceutical agent that is not approved by the FDA and/or a medical or surgical procedure that involves an unapproved or “off-label” use of an approved medical device or pharmaceutical agent, this must be disclosed on your poster.