Selected speakers must agree to the following:
Unless specifically designated, the SLAS Europe Scientific Programme is a non-commercial forum. Speakers are to refrain from the use of brand names and specific product endorsement whenever possible. Under no circumstances should the society’s podium be used as a place for direct promotion of a speaker’s product, service, or for monetary self-interest. Negative remarks about a particular company or brand are also prohibited.
Vendor Abstract Submissions
SLAS welcomes abstract submissions from the vendor community and encourages vendor scientific content to be represented within educational programs at SLAS events. Vendors wishing to submit an abstract are requested to review the Vendor Presentation Guidelines prior to submitting an abstract. The Program Committee will review each abstract against these guidelines as part of their abstract review processes. Sample abstracts are available upon request.
Vendor Presentation Guidelines
The following guidelines are meant to assist authors from the technology vendor community in considering abstract submission for SLAS events. SLAS recognizes the importance of representing the scientific research and development taking place at within the vendor community and encourages inclusion of this content provided the following guidelines are followed:
- Agreement to Commercialization/Marketing Policy
- Science First: The abstract must contain relevant research with data- and evidence-based conclusions
- No Direct Product Mention or Brand Names: Aim to communicate and teach, not to sell or explore markets
- Limited reference to company Names in a non-promotional context is permitted
All authors understand that the presentation title, abstract, bio and author information will be published online at SLASEurope2020.org and in the SLAS Europe 2020 conference app, event scheduler, E-poster gallery and abstract compendium. SLAS reserves the right to edit the title and description for promotional purposes.
To improve the transition between individual speakers, SLAS has instituted a policy requiring that all audiovisual be limited to PowerPoint presentations. Presenters are permitted to supply handouts at the session; however, SLAS will not duplicate such material and all costs associated with those handouts are the responsibility of the presenter. SLAS asks that all podium presenters drop off their presentation at the Speaker Ready Room onsite at SLAS Europe 2020 as per details included in the official confirmation. Laptops are provided in the presentation rooms and SLAS asks that all presenters use the laptops provided rather than use their own.
SLAS values the diversity of its membership and the contributions each participant makes to the education of its members. SLAS will not tolerate comments of a sexual nature nor negative remarks about ethnicity, alternative lifestyles or physically or mentally challenged individuals. Profanity is prohibited. Speakers must refrain from overt statements or pointed humour that disparages the rightful dignity and social equity of any individual or group.
Those authors whose abstracts are accepted are responsible for their own travel, lodging and conference registration expenses. A waiver of registration fees will be considered upon request for those requiring financial assistance. Details regarding registration waivers will be available with the Speaker Resource Centre upon confirmation of acceptance.
All presenters must be registered as full conference attendees unless you are registered as an SLAS exhibitor. Limited funds may be available to assist with travel and/or hotel funding. These funds are based on availability and financial need.