There are 5 types of presentations:
Single-Presenter Oral Proposal:
Oral sessions provide an opportunity for conference participants to hear the latest information on a topic from individual presentations.
Please Note: To accommodate breaking news of scientific and programmatic developments that surfaced after the abstract deadline, a limited number of late-breaker abstracts will be considered for inclusion in the program. This will be a separate abstract submission process. Additional information about the submission of late breaker abstracts will be available in spring 2012 on the conference website.
Poster sessions will be held at designated times during the conference to allow participants to view research findings and interact with authors. This presentation format should not be confused with an oral session. The conference organizers will determine how the posters will be grouped once all confirmations have been received. Information on poster size and presentation day/time will be sent to authors after abstracts have been accepted.
NEW OPTION – Group Thematic Panel Proposal:
Group oral sessions comprise 3-4 presenters who collectively submit a proposal based on a common theme or topic for one 90-minute session.
NEW OPTION – Workshop Proposal:
These small, interactive training seminars address practical topics of concern for researchers, public health professionals, medical professionals, bereavement specialists, and organizations.
The most successful workshops address innovative ideas, learner-centered needs, and utilize an interactive format. Major criteria used for educational workshop selection will include:
While the format may vary, the workshop should be designed to facilitate discussions between workshop leaders and participants. The workshop may include a short didactic presentation, but the main intention of the workshops is to actively involve the attendees in the learning process.
NEW OPTION – Roundtable Proposal:
Roundtables provide an opportunity for participants to informally discuss a specific topic, relevant to one or more of the conference tracks. Generally, a brief overview of the discussion topic is provided, followed by the interactive discussion with attendees. A maximum of two facilitators is requested. Conference participants are seated in a circle to facilitate active participation in a 30-minute discussion. Those interested in facilitating a roundtable should submit a roundtable abstract.
Last Updated: Mar 29, 2012