Hot Topic talks will be selected from the submitted abstracts to the 21st International Hypoxia Symposium. An international panel of experts judge the abstracts for their significance and interest to the Hypoxia audience. The abstracts are blinded as to authorship during the judging. The invited Hot Topic speakers are notified in early January that their abstract has been selected.

Hot Topics in Hypoxia and Hot Topics in Mountain Medicine are featured oral presentations. Hot Topic talks are fifteen (15) minutes in length, with ten (10) minutes for presentation and five (5) minutes for discussion.

Keys to a Successful Hot Topic Presentation

Time: The Hot Topic format demands that speakers be very well prepared, with careful attention to the time. You will not be allowed to present for more than ten minutes. Therefore, we recommend that you practice with friends and colleagues before coming to Lake Louise.

Slides: Check out the general guidelines for Powerpoint. Make sure your slides are simple, to the point and that they leave a strong impression of the major findings of your study.

Organization: The Hot Topics sessions will be organized as a free communications session. The chair for your session will be in charge of time keeping and directing the discussion.

 Dates and Times: The overall schedule for Hot Topics Talks will be displayed here in early-January 2019. Hot Topic talks will be presented on Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoon in the main meeting room. Presentations on USB-stick are due at the speakers table in the main meeting room the morning of your presentation.