For Presenters/Moderators (Scientific Sessions)

Updated:Aug 9,2014
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When and Where

Nov 15-19, 2014
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL
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Abstract Submission

All Abstract Submissions are now closed.

Information for Invited Speakers and Moderators

Click on the link below to view Moderator and Speaker guidelines for Scientific Sessions 2013. Please read in its entirety, as this will provide guidance on how to prepare for all your roles.

Moderator and Speaker Guidelines

Uploading Your Presentation

All presenters should receive an email on October 21 which contains instructions on how to upload your presentation(s). If the email was not received, please contact Support@sessionupload.com.

Abstract Sessions Participant Guidelines

Abstract Oral Sessions will have 15 minutes allotted for each abstract presenter (10 minutes presentation immediately followed by 5 minutes Q&A). The moderators in the session will also serve as discussants. Each discussant will be given 10 minutes to provide a critical analysis of the studies and provide constructive criticism and informed interpretation. There will be a dedicated discussant for each group of five abstracts in the abstract oral session.

Moderator/Discussant – As moderator, you will convene the session, introduce speakers and enforce time limits. For the discussant portion of the session, you will be given ten minutes to provide a critical analysis of the studies and provide constructive criticism and informed interpretation based on the studies presented. Discussants can also highlight the relationship between the studies presented and the topic; and raise critical issues for presenters and audience to think about and consider. You will be given access to the abstracts a few weeks before the meeting to allow you to prepare for your presentation (this must be kept confidential and should not be shared with anyone). You may prepare approximately 3-5 slides for your 10-minute presentation. Additional information regarding presentation uploads will be sent approximately three weeks prior to the meeting.

Abstract Oral Presenter – You will be given 10 minutes for your presentation immediately followed by a 5-minute Q&A. There is no limit to the number of slides you may prepare, however, please ensure that you stay within the allotted time. Additional information regarding presentation uploads will be sent approximately three weeks prior to the meeting.


Abstract Poster Sessions will have traditional posters presented in the Poster Hall from Sunday through Wednesday. Authors are available from 9:30-11:00 AM or 3:00-4:30 PM with Poster Professors making rounds to meet authors for increased interaction and robust discussion.

Poster Professor – You will be asked to make “rounds” to welcome and network with poster presenters. There are approximately ten abstracts in each poster session and you are encouraged to visit each poster and listen to the presenter give a brief overview of their abstract. Questions and feedback will be most helpful for the presenter in this more intimate setting. You will be given access to the abstracts a few weeks before the meeting to allow you to prepare for your session (this must be kept confidential and should not be shared with anyone).
 
Abstract Poster Presenter - Poster sessions are held Sunday through Wednesday and posters will be displayed for an entire day to provide attendees more time to visit the Poster Hall. Poster presenters are asked to remain with their display for 90-minutes (please refer to your assigned poster presentation time) to answer questions and expand on the material for interested attendees. During the remainder of the day, attendees will still be able to view your abstract material. If you choose, you may return to your poster board periodically for the remainder of the day. Authors are encouraged to mount their posters on their pre-assigned boards 30 minutes prior to the 9:00 a.m. opening of the Poster Hall, and allow the posters to remain in place for the entire day. The poster board number should correspond with the pre-assigned number printed in the final program. Please click on the Poster Presenter Guidelines for additional information.