Content themes: preparing for conference presentations

This will start with the first stage of presenting at a scientific conference i.e. submission of an abstract. A scientific abstract will reviewed and discussed in small groups and a presentation delivered on this topic followed by questions and answers. Presentation skills will be covered throughout the course through sessions exploring presentation structure, useful phrases, and linking sections. Sample videos of good and bad scientific presentations will be reviewed in class. Participants will be required to give an informal presentation initial followed by a short, formal scientific presentation at the end of the course.