The 9th International Health Humanities Conference

Guidelines For Presenters

Dear Presenter,
We are very excited about the upcoming 9th International Health Humanities Conference, which will be held online and hosted by St. Luke’s International University. We hope that the online format will allow for even greater participation around the world, so please do spread the word via your networks that registration has begun. We have accepted around 100 presentations, and the abstracts are currently viewable in Program section of the conference website (
At this time, we would like to ask you to begin preparing your video presentations. Please look over the Guidelines for Presenters and send your video files along with a photo to us by September 18.
Guidelines for Presenters:
  • Basic Concept: Prepare a video recording of your presentation and send us the file. The video will be viewable on-demand on the conference website during the extended conference period, October 23 through November 15. There will be a text-based discussion forum for Q&A, so please check that from time to time during that period and respond to questions.
  • Ethical Considerations: If you are presenting research that involved human participants, the second slide in your presentation must explain the ethical considerations that were taken and/or relevant ethical/IRB approval that was obtained.
  • Video Presentation Format: Any format that allows viewers to see your face and hear your voice and see your slides (if applicable) is allowed. We are recommending either (1) using Zoom or similar software so that you can screen-share your slides and we will see you in the corner delivering your presentation; or (2) using a video recorder or tablet or smartphone to record yourself giving the presentation. In Option 2, you could be standing next to a screen on which your slides are projected, and presentation formats without slides are also an option, especially for Workshops or other artistic or creative topics. Panel Discussions and presentations with multiple co-presenters in different locations can most likely be done via Zoom.
     (1) Using Zoom etc. 
     (2) Using video camera or smartphone/tablet 
  • Length: Originally-planned presentation lengths were inclusive of Q&A, so they have been adjusted as follows:
30-minute Presentation: 20 minutes (plus or minus 5 minutes max)
70-minute Panel Discussion: 50 minutes (plus or minus 5 minutes max)
30-minute Workshop: 20-30 minutes
Poster Presentation: You are free to submit the poster alone, but we would encourage you to also prepare a 5-10 minute video of yourself explaining the poster, if possible.
  • Photo: Please send a photo of yourself that we can add to the conference website.
  • Language: If your presentation is in Japanese, we would encourage you to make English slides or dual-language slides (or posters) if possible, but this is not absolutely required.
  • Video File Type: MP4, MOV, WMV, AVI, FLV
  • Submission Deadline: September 18, 2020
  • Submission Method: Files should be submitted to via email or (if the file is too heavy) Filemail, a free online file-transmission service. Be sure to mention your name and presentation title.
Conference Organizing Committee
9th International Health Humanities Conference