Call for Presentations

The 2024 Call for Presentations is now closed. Agenda decisions to come in Spring 2024.


Tips for Writing a Presentation Summary:

Information provided in this form is the only content the review committee will evaluate. Like
the conference audience, not all members of the committee will be experts in your subject area.
Clearly identifying the context and relevance of your presentation is vital to a successful

Create a brief, catchy title to generate interest in your presentation.

Keep summary concise (4-6 sentences) and packed with essential information.

Be sure to answer the following questions in the summary:

  1. What is the problem you are trying to solve or context for your work?
  2. How does your program/research/expertise address the problem?
  3. What will the audience be able to take back to their Centers from your presentation?
  4. If applicable, highlight any interactive components of your presentation and clearly state
    actions expected from audience.

Define all acronyms and do not assume the reader has any specialized knowledge on your

Tips for Writing Learning Objectives:

Learning objectives are brief, descriptive statements in measurable terms of what the participant
will be able to do after attending your session.

Begin statements with verbs that prompt a measurable action.

  • Good verb examples: Define, compare, apply, explain, assess, develop, incorporate.
  • Do not use unmeasurable verbs, such as the following: know, understand, appreciate,
    think about.
  • More verb examples are listed here.

Helpful guideline: Good learning objectives can typically be read and answered like an openended test question.

  • Examples:
    “Describe procedures to increase compliance with routine medical appointments.”
  • “Define compliance with the Ryan Haight Act and its impact on safe practice of
    telepsychiatry in various settings.”
  • “Identify three key advantages and challenges for each support service model.”

Be sure to prepare biographical information for every presenter. This can be a current resume/CV or a completed copy of this form.