Speaker Portal

Information for Speakers

Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge and expertise at the Goodfellow Symposium. The focus of all presentations should be on what GPs, nurses and nurse practitioners can use when next in their clinic. 

This page will provide you with all the information you need:

Summary, biography and photograph 

Please email a biography (approximately 100 words), and an electronic photograph to goodfellow@theconferencecompany.com at your earliest convenience. This will be uploaded onto the website and be published in the handbook. Photos should be print quality (high resolution).

In addition, we require a short paragraph summarising what your session will be about (approximately 100 words). Please include a brief description of who the session would be suitable for. This information may be used to promote your participation at the Symposium via the website and included in Symposium publications.

If you have been a speaker at a past Goodfellow Symposium, we will use the photo/bio you have previously provided.

Presentation guidelines/AV information

The Symposium venue is the Vodafone Events Centre situated in Manukau, South Auckland, a short drive from the Auckland Airport.

Goodfellow Symposium Powerpoints:

The venue is equipped with a laptop and data projector and you will have the choice of a lectern, lapel or handheld microphone. If you require any other equipment, please advise us on goodfellow@theconferencecompany.com.

The meeting standard for all Oral Presentations is MS PowerPoint on PC. Please bring the slides on a USB drive in PC format to your session room at least 2 hours before your presentation. You can also email your presentation to goodfellow@theconferencecompany.com.  If you are a Mac user and wish to bring your own laptop, you will need to bring your adaptor so you can be plugged into the AV system. 

Powerpoint slides should be in 16:9 ratio.

If you have handouts, these can be uploaded to the Symposium website and Symposium App for delegates to download prior to the Symposium. Please email a PDF version to goodfellow@theconferencecompany.com and we can arrange this for you.

Listed below are guidelines for each type of talk at the Symposium for your use:

Live Q&A and Polling

Slido will be used in the BNZ Theatre for questions at the end of each presentation.  This is an interactive online tool the audience can use via their phones to ask questions. Slido can also be used to  ‘Poll” your audience and is an excellent tool to use to engage with the participants. If you wish to do this your polling questions must be pre-loaded with The Conference Company. For demonstrations please visit sli.do

Disclosure of conflicts of interest

Presenters must disclose to The Conference Company before the event is held the following potential conflicts of interest:

  • If you are a commercial organisation or are a member of an advisory committee or equivalent of a commercial organisation.
  • If you have received any payments, including gifts, grants honorariums or payments in kind, from a commercial organisation.
  • If you have a commercial interest in a product referred to in the CME event.
  • If you are employed by or hold investments in a pharmaceutical organisation medical devices company or communications firm.

For commercial entities, such as private clinics or any other for-profit entity, a statement of disclosure should be made in advance of the session of the fact that the session is being hosted by a commercial entity and a statement that the intention of the session is not to promote products or solicit patient referrals in anyway.

Recording approval

With your permission the Goodfellow Unit would like make presentations or other supporting materials available on the website for delegates and Goodfellow members to access.

Sessions held in the main conference rooms (not the clinics) will be audio recorded and the recordings made available to Goodfellow members through the website.

Please confirm your preferences about distribution of your material by completing and returning the Recording Approval Form by 1 February 2019.

Registration entitlement

As a speaker, you are entitled to a complimentary registration for the day of your presentation. The Conference Company will send you a registration link which you must complete to register for the Symposium.

Those presenting on Saturday can also attend the networking function. If you would like to attend the additional day, please email us and we would be more than happy to assist.  

If you have any queries please contact us at goodfellow@theconferencecompany.com.