The Education Committee would like to include a limited number of Rapid Fire (RF) format offerings. These RF offerings can be submitted in any of the topic sections. There is a box to check on the Lecture submission form if you want the submission to be considered as one of the special RF presentations.
These would likely involve four presenters for a 1 hour submission, with each given a 12 minute slot, all covering the same general topic area. For a 2 hour submission, it is suggested that a second round of 12 minute segments be done by the same four presenters. In general, one hour submissions are preferred. The entire one or two hour proposal should be submitted by the primary author, and include the presentations and CVs of all four presenters.
The goal is to provide fast paced, attention holding talks while still providing excellent educational content. To succeed, these must be well coordinated, smooth continuous talks, all concluding within the allotted time. The lead author would create a single complete presentation (time will not allow switching to new, separate presentations every 12 minutes). In the past, we have had great success with some RFs, and some less ideal examples where time was not controlled and segments seemed disjointed. We feel any RF must be a controlled, coordinated effort to create one excellent presentation.