American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

General Information for Presenters

Oral Sessions

One-hour and two-hour sessions, Short Courses, and Technical Sessions (research or clinical) are all considered Oral Sessions. Read detailed instructions and information for oral session presenters.

Poster Sessions

Poster sessions will take place on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at various time blocks throughout each day in West Hall C at the Orange County Convention Center. Read detailed instructions and information for poster presenters.

Registration

All presenters (both oral sessions and posters) are required to register for the ASHA Convention and to arrange their own travel and accommodations, even if with special circumstances. If you are a presenter and not a member of ASHA (because you are not a speech-language pathologist and/or audiologist and therefore ineligible to join ASHA), please contact registration@asha.org after you receive your acceptance letter to request special registration instructions.

Conflict of Interest Disclosures and Call for Papers Agreement

For consideration at an ASHA event, anyone presenting or listed as an author for a presentation is required to complete a disclosure indicating any financial or non-financial relationship related to the content of the session.

All presenters must read, understand, and agree to adhere to the principles, guidelines, and procedures outlined in the Call for Papers Agreement and the Conflict of Interest Disclosure Policy. Presenters are also expected to follow the general expectations for sessions offered at the ASHA Convention.

This requirement from ASHA's Continuing Education Board took effect in 2012. Designed to promote transparency in the design, development, and presentation of courses offered for ASHA CEUs, the requirement aligns ASHA with current practices among other professions, particularly in the continuing medical education arena.

Speaker Disclosures at the Start of Your Presentation

Presenters of oral sessions should begin their presentation with a slide and verbal statement indicating their adherence to the agreement and disclosing any potential conflicts. Poster presenters should include a similar written statement within their visual presentation. View the additional information and examples and a brief webinar about speaker disclosures to help guide you with disclosure statements for your presentation.

Accessibility Guidelines for Presenters

ASHA is committed to providing access to continuing education courses to all participants with disabilities and other diverse learners. Accessible Continuing Education, or more broadly referred to as Universal Design Instruction (UDI), provides a framework for creating courses that ensure lectures, discussions, visual aids, videos, and printed materials are accessible to all participants, regardless of their learning styles or needs. Read more about Accessible Continuing Education and the suggestions for presenters to ensure everyone can follow your presentation.

Handouts

Every year, we receive numerous requests from attendees seeking detailed information from presenters before, during and after the Convention. To better meet the educational needs of attendees, we are asking that presenters upload 3 pages of advance material by October 15, to include a functional outline of the presentation and a list of references or links related to the final presentation. Presenters will NOT upload their final presentation through this mechanism—only advance notes which attendees may download or print to have accessible during the presentation.

Instructions and a link for uploading advance materials will be emailed to presenters on or about September 11.

CEUs

As a presenter of a session offered for ASHA CEUs, you may claim credit for your own session, earning the same amount of credit as participants. Read more about earning continuing education credit at the ASHA Convention.

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