17 - 21 June 2017
Helsinki, Finland

Scientific Programme

Interactive Workshops

Interactive Workshops are sessions in which speakers are expected to share their personal experience in a field, either clinical or basic.

Due to the highly interactive character of these Workshops, the size of the session is limited and it is advisable to arrive early to secure your place.

It is not possible to increase the planned maximum capacity of the session or to stream the session to another area.

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Why do we do this?

The EAACI Congress is what it is thanks to its participants and we want them to enjoy the Congress. In evaluations, the attendees told us many times: ‘We want more interaction.’

Participants look for three things: to learn, to network and to have a positive experience. All these points result from interaction.

Education changes through technology and science. It shapes format and group techniques. More interaction and group work and less lecturing seem to be the way forward. 

The positive atmosphere around the format is visible in the voting results on the statement: ‘this was a pleasant format’:

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How do you do this?


As a speaker or chair in Interactive Workshop, you are in the driver’s seat to redesign your session: give your session a real energy boost!

It is simple:

1.    Break your presentation into smaller, more memorable, chunks
2.    Use pictures, no bullet points
3.    Involve the participants by asking a voting question
4.    End your presentation with a task for the groups to work on

Get started!

a) Watch these short instructional videos:

b) Done?

No more than 15 slides? Including one voting + one discussion slide with one (1) statement/question/case?

Only, WS 1 and WS 8 speakers can submit 20 slides, including one voting + one discussion slide with one (1) statement/question/case.

Why? See Session script: for a session with 3 speakers.

d) Presentation Review:

Submit your PPT to: “Innovative Workshops” This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We check: number of slides, readability, quality of pictures, one message per slide, voting question(s) and discussion slide.

PPT submission deadline: Friday, May, 26th

Watch your inbox. Approved? You will have the possibility to upload your presentation directly online: more information by early June.

Onsite, please come and check your presentation at the Speaker Service Centre to test your presentation in real conditions.

Material for faculty members of Interactive Workshops:

As a speaker or chair in the sessions, you may find the following material helpful. 

Sample presentations:


Please follow the EAACI standard speaker guidelines on PPT version, orientation and aspect ratio, picture and video format: http://www.eaaci.org/eaaci-congresses/eaaci-2017/faculty-guidelines


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Group work on a statement/question/case raised by speaker in discussion slide, using an online co-creation tool

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Chairs holding co-creation results and a throwable microphone