Call for Individual Speaker Presentations, Symposia, Posters, Roundtables
The 2020 NASPOG Meeting Planning Committee invites proposals for Individual Speakers, Symposia, Posters, and Roundtables. We welcome proposals in all areas of women’s health, particularly those at the interface of obstetrics, gynecology, psychiatry, psychology, social work, and/or counseling. Of particular interest are new research findings, novel clinical and programmatic initiatives, and scholarly reviews by experts. Inclusion of stories from health consumers in symposia is welcome.
Presentation Type and Category
Individual oral presentations are held throughout the duration of the educational program.
Symposium sessions are held throughout the duration of the educational program. Symposia must be chaired by a NASPOG member. Proposals from new and prospective members are encouraged, though a tentative acceptance of proposals will be followed by confirmation of acceptance once the chair or co-chairs have become NASPOG members. Each symposium should have 3-4 speakers (20-30 mins each) related by a coherent theme, with topics accessible to a range of NASPOG members. When appropriate, the Planning Committee may work with proposers to combine individual speakers into symposia with a common theme.
For each submission, the 90 minute symposium should include four (4) presentations of about 20 minutes each with ten (10) minutes introduction or discussion. Each presenter’s abstract must be no more than 350 words.
Posters will be presented and displayed on Saturday, April 18 during the poster session and reception from 5:30pm - 7:00pm Central. Poster presenters are required to be present at their poster for the entire session.
Two, 90-minute roundtable breakfast sessions will be held; Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19.
Submissions are required to be submitted online using our submission site. Submissions should not exceed a 350 total word count. The following information will need to be submitted:
For symposia, please indicate topics to be covered by each speaker. Chairs are responsible for submitting one document that includes an overarching abstract for the group as well as the name, affiliation, contact and individual abstracts of all speakers.
PLEASE NOTE: We will review individual proposals from trainees and junior faculty for the Steiner Young Investigator Awards Program. Steiner awardees receive $500 and free meeting registration.
All speakers are required to disclose any 'relevant' financial relationships in accordance with the ACCME guidelines. The ACCME defines 'relevant' financial relationships as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest. List any financial interests, assistance, or relationships with companies, supporters, or commercial products related to the research (for example, ownership or partnership; research support; research grants; sponsors; stockholders, etc.).
After the site closes, completed submissions will be peer reviewed. All submissions will be blinded for review, meaning the abstracts will be reviewed without knowledge of the author/s, institution/s or disclosure information.
You will be notified electronically of the acceptance/rejection of your submission at the end of November 2019. This notification will include the date and time of session/presentation as well as type of presentation if accepted. Only the corresponding author will be notified. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to notify all co-authors.
Presenter Registration and Travel
Please note that NASPOG is not able to cover costs for speaker travel or housing. Speakers will be required to register for the meeting.
Content Validity and Fair Balance
Presenters are required to prepare fair and balanced presentations that are objective and scientifically rigorous. All recommendations involving clinical medicine must be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients. All scientific research referred to, reported, or used in support or justification of a patient care recommendation must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis.
Use of Submitted Materials
Authors and submitters understand that the submitted abstracts and materials are published in the NASPOG 2020 Biennial Meeting program. Publication may include on the Biennial Meeting website, in Biennial Meeting schedules, in the Program Book, and proceedings distributed to Biennial Meeting attendees.
U.S. Government Copyright Requirements
If the paper you are submitting was prepared in the course of your direct employment with the U.S. Government, please include the following footer on the final PDF version of the paper you are submitting:
"This material is declared a work of the U.S. Government and is not subject to copyright protection in the United States. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.”
Employees of organizations that operate under contract to the U.S. Government, such as U.S. Government labs, please note the following:
“The United States Government retains, and by accepting the article for publication, the publisher acknowledges that the United States Government retains, a non-exclusive, paid-up, irrevocable, worldwide license to publish or reproduce the published form of this work, or allow others to do so, for United States Government purposes."
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