SAGES Presenter Information

Congratulations to all abstract and invited faculty presenters who will be presenting at the SAGES 2018 Annual Meeting. The meeting will be held April 11-14, 2018 in Seattle, WA.

Below are all the relevant information pertaining to all types of presentations. Please note all deadlines. All instructions apply to all Scientific Session and Emerging Technology Session presentations, unless otherwise noted.

New:  All PowerPoint Presentations must be in 16:9 (widescreen).

PODIUM PRESENTERS (Oral, Video and Invited Faculty Presentations)

2018 Audio Visual Specifications: The SAGES 2018 audio visual specifications can be downloaded via the following link:

2018 AV Rules

2018 Presentation Guide: Instructions for presenting and preparing PowerPoint presentations can be downloaded via the following link:

2018 Speaker Guide

Disclosure Required: All presenters will be required to include a disclosure slide to be shown in the beginning of their presentation. In addition to the disclosure slide, presenters are asked use generic and objective terms when referring to both devices and/or proprietary technology throughout their presentations. You may use the following sample disclosure slide for your presentation:

Disclosure Slide Template

Speaker Ready Room Check-In REQUIRED:

You MUST check in with the Speaker Ready Room (Room 310) AT LEAST 2 HOURS BEFORE your session starts. If you do not visit the Speaker Ready Room, your session moderator may not allow you to present.

Speaker Ready Room Hours are:

Tuesday, April 10: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday, April 11: 5:30 am – 5:30 pm
Thursday, April 12: 5:30 am – 5:30 pm
Friday, April 13: 5:30 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday, April 14: 6:00 am – 2:30 pm

Pre-Meeting Presentation Upload

To help greatly reduce on-site issues, we highly recommend uploading your presentation ahead of time.

Visit the following link to upload your presentation online:

Please login with the following credentials:

Username: the presenter’s first name and last name (no spaces)… ie. johnsmith
Default password:

If you encounter problems logging into the uploader site please contact SAGES Presentation Services for assistance at

*Important Note: You must still check into the Speaker Ready Room at least 2 hours prior to the start of the session your presentation is in, even if you submitted your presentation online. Please bring a complete copy of your presentation with you to the Speaker Ready Room, even if you submitted your presentation online.

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