Rapid-Fire (RF) Sessions
The Education Committee would like to include a limited number of “Rapid-Fire” format offerings. 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.
These RF offerings can be submitted in any of the topic sections. There is a box to check if you want the submission to be considered as one of the special RF presentations.
Moderated Q&A Session
Several presenters had great success using the Academy.17 Moderated Q&A feature at Academy 2017 Chicago. This feature allows attendees to submit questions through the app that the presenter can review and answer during or after the presentation. Questions and answers approved by the instructor are available for all attendees to view on the app.
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If your submission is accepted you are required to submit your final electronic handout by October 22, 2018. Please provide your handouts with 1 slide per page (you can just submit the PowerPoint and we can format for you). If the October 22nd deadline is missed and you would like us to share your handouts, we will be able to upload your material to our website after the annual meeting.