Guidelines for Speakers

Sir / Madam

We are indeed privileged to have you as our faculty during Criticare 2020.

The scientific program has been designed to bring the best of speakers to the fore and provide a platform for comprehensive review of the specialty of Critical Care.

For a smooth conduct and timely completion of the program, we request you to read through the following guidelines :

  1. The theme of the conference – Precision in Intensive Care – needs to be incorporated into the context of the allocated talks.
  2. It is recommended that the PPTs be made in 16:9 resolution.
  3. The presentations are preferably made in a Windows compatible format.
  4. All presentations will have to be completed on time with adequate scope for interaction.
  5. All PPTs will have to be loaded onto the conference systems in the preview room 2 hours prior to the scheduled time of presentation.
  6. No personal laptops can be connected on the podium or at the console.
  7. The Criticare conference application has a provision for voting. Therefore, incorporation of questions in the presentation at key places is strongly recommended to keep audience engaged.
  8. You are requested to report to the hall coordinator at least half an hour prior to the program. We will make a separate enclosure for the faculty for easy identification.
  9. Please check from the coordinator if other participants have also reported. It will be very good to have a brief meeting with them as well, as it is going to help you to conduct the session.
  10. Chairpersons are requested to speak not more than fifty seconds and start the program with the first speaker.
  11. After the first speaker completes his/her lecture, chairpersons should announce the next speaker and commence the next session without any delay. This will continue until the session is over.
  12. Chairpersons will critically & briefly analyse the talks.
  13. Chairpersons and speakers are requested to keep the time very strictly.


  1. Speakers at the PRO CON sessions will be allocated 12 minutes for first argument and 2 minutes for rebuttal, and one last minute for final word.
  2. Sticking to the point of argument is strongly recommended.


  1. The moderator will lead the discussion.
  2. All panelists should be given equal time share.
  3. The email IDs & mobile numbers of all panelists will be shared with the moderator who will share the questions in advance.
  4. In case of a difference of opinion between the panelists, the moderator will have the final opinion.
  5. Use of ppt by the panel members is discouraged. Only the moderator can have a ppt presentation highlighting important question & references.
  6. A case-based approach to highlight important aspect of a problem including diverse view should be preferred.
  7. There should be a summation in the end.


  1. This session will reflect on the ten best publications which have influenced the management of the respective clinical condition.
  2. It is recommended that the PICO methodology (Patients-Intervention-Comparator–Outcome) be followed.


  1. This session will enumerate and evaluate the best publications which have conveyed a new message or are likely to change the management.
  2. It is recommended that the PICO methodology (Patients-Intervention-Comparator–Outcome) be followed.


  1. This session is expected to give the gist of the topic in 7 minutes.
  2. The content should include background – management issues – current status or evidence - take home points.
  3. Maximum 8 slides.


  1. The examiner corner is designed to give the trainees a glimpse of the pattern of answers expected in ICU exit exams.
  2. The chairperson will present the speaker with commonly asked questions related to the topic one after the other and the speaker will provide the answers that are expected in an exam.
  3. The speaker and the chairperson can coordinate and make the PPT accordingly.


  1. This session is aimed at post graduate trainees and ICU trainees of various courses.
  2. The session will cover the basics of the topic covering fundamental principles, physiology where applicable and established norms of management.


  1. These are actual cases which have to be presented.
  2. The challenges and non conventional approaches followed in the management of the patient have to be focused.
  3. The Judges will make an assessment of the uniqueness of the case the difficulties faced.

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