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CGS Faculty Handbook


CFPC Disclosure Slides

Speaker Quick Tips

We are looking forward to the conference in Halifax, and appreciate your involvement and hard work in order to make this a successful event! To assist you with preparation, please review the details below:


In order to comply with the CGS Faculty Handbook and important accreditation standards set out by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, all presenters must complete or note the following:

  1. Complete the CFPC Disclosure Slide. When you complete the online COI form, you will be given the option to upload your slides. (If you have already completed your COI form and didn't upload your slides, please email your disclosure slides to events@secretariatcentral.com.)
  2. Complete the online CGS COI.
  3. The provided CFPC disclosure slides must be used when preparing your presentation, and declarations must be verbalized at the start of your presentation.
  4. A minimum of 25% of your presentation must be interactive.
  5. Generic, rather than trade names, must be used in presentations.
  6. Branding or sponsor logos are not allowed in presentation slides.
  7. It is important to write references on slides and incorporate evidence if possible. 
  8. Include discussion of commonly encountered barriers to practice change.
  9. Speakers must comply with the Rx&D Code of Ethical Practices
  10. Speakers must comply with the The Canadian Medical Association’s (CMA’s) policy guidelines on physicians’ interactions with industry

Audio Visual

Each session room is equipped with the following:

  • Screen
  • Projector - (HDMI for those bringing own laptop)
  • Laptop
  • Podium + mic
  • Table with 2 mics
  • Slide aspect ratio is 16:9 for PowerPoint presentations

Please contact Andrea Smith if you will be using your own computer for your presentation, or if you require video and/or sound.

PowerPoint Presentations

You are responsible for bringing your final presentation on a USB (PowerPoint format). There will be a technician in the room where you are scheduled to speak that will assist in loading your presentation. Please be sure to visit the technician during the break prior to your presentation. Do not forget to include the required CFPC disclosures slides at the beginning of your session. Declarations must be verbalized at the start of your presentation. Please send a copy of your presentation as a pdf to events@secretariatcentral.com before the ASM.

Speaker PowerPoint presentations will be made available to delegates in a password protected area of the CGS website after the conference.


The CGS does not print handouts for speakers. If you wish to distribute handouts during your session, please print and bring them. A business centre is available at the hotel if required.


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