|Invitation Notification||April 15, 2017|
|Faculty Acceptance Deadline||May 15, 2017|
|Deadline to Register or Withdraw w/out "No-Show"||June 15, 2017|
|Speaker Ready Room Opens||June 15, 2017|
|Deadline to Submit Handout (Pre-Meeting Course & Half-Day Course)||June 15, 2017|
|Deadline to Submit PowerPoint for CME Review||June 23, 2017|
|Online Speaker Ready Room Closes||August 25, 2017|
A presentation handout is required from each presenter in the Pre-Meeting Course and Half-Day Courses. Handouts should be limited to six pages and contain no more than six images.
Please review the Handout Guidelines
Handouts are due on June 15, 2017 and should be emailed to email@example.com.
Both a Non-Exclusive License Form and Attestation Form must be completed in the Dekon Speaker Management System. Presenting authors will be prompted to complete these forms upon logging in to accept their presentation. The deadline for presenters to accept their invitation and complete these forms is May 15, 2017.
For assistance with username and passwords please contact the SRS Meetings Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1-414-289-9107.
AV and Presentation Upload
Presentations should be submitted to the Speaker Ready Room starting June 15, 2017. Presentations must be submitted by June 23 to be reviewed by the CME Committee.
Presenters who uploaded presentations to last year’s IMAST or Annual Meeting Speaker Ready Room may use the same email account and passwords as last year. If you have forgotten your password, simply click the Forgot Password button and it will be sent to the email account you used. Presenters who did NOT upload in 2015 or 2016 should create a new account the first time logging into the site. SRS members-only site passwords, abstract submission site passwords, and M&M site passwords will NOT work. If you need further technical assistance, please click the "SUPPORT" button at the top right of the Speaker Ready Room homepage.
The Speaker Ready Room will close August 25, 2017 at 3:00pm EST. After this date presentations may be uploaded onsite.
*NEW THIS YEAR* Presentations should be in 16:9 format (widescreen). Click here for instructions on converting from 4:3 to 16:9.
AV Guidelines for Presentations - Coming Soon
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CME Accreditation Policies
Abstract presentations will be CME accredited, and it is therefore essential that they be free from commercial influence. References to particular products must also be balanced by referring to other similar products.
All presentations must clear a review conducted by the SRS CME Committee. Presenters may be required to submit slides for review before the meeting and may be asked to make small or significant changes if a bias issue is found. Failure to address pertinent CME review issues will result in removal of the presentation from the program and/or a one-year ban for abstract presentations and a three-year ban for invited presentations.
Product Name Use Policy
SRS strongly prefers that surgical approaches or specific instrumentation such as “Isola, TSRH, CD, XLIF, DLIF, AxiaLIF, Solera, Vertex, Expedium, Mountaineer, Shilla, VEPTR etc.,” are not used in presentations. These terms should be replaced by a generic description of the instrumentation or technique unless the use of the term directly impacts learners’ understanding of the presentation or data. Instrumentation may also be referred to when the device name is a landmark system that is no longer sold (i.e. Harrington, Cotrel-Dubousset, Luque).
Company names and logos must never be used in a presentation.
It is recognized that studies evaluating a device or devices or comparing different devices or techniques may require the use of product or technique names. If a device trade name or industry developed technique using a trademarked name are used in an abstract or presentation, it will be specifically reviewed by the CME Committee for evaluation of any potential conflict of interest. When there is a known potential conflict of interest, an expanded verbal disclosure will be necessary at the time of presentation. Furthermore, if a product name is mentioned, the audience should be informed of why it is necessary to give the name.
Please notify Courtney Kissinger at email@example.com if you plan to use a product name in your presentation.
Please note that an additional slide including all authors' financial disclosures will be shown on the screen opposite of the presenter during the presentation. If speakers have any corrections to make to their disclosure statement, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 15, 2017.
Confirmation & Registration
All faculty must confirm their plans to participate by Accepting their invitation(s) in the Dekon Speaker Management System by May 15, 2017 and by registering for the program by June 15, 2017. Please visit http://www.srs.org/am17/registration to register online.
Pre-Meeting Course Faculty: When registering, please select the “Pre-Meeting Course” add-on in addition to the “Annual Meeting” base registration. A $250 discount for the Pre-Meeting Course will be applied upon checkout. Presenters are still responsible for the Annual Meeting fees and the Farewell Banquet ticket fees.
Housing & Travel
Presenters are expected to register, pay required registration fees and incur all costs for housing and travel. Please visit http://www.srs.org/am17/housing for details on arranging housing and travel to Philadelphia, PA, USA.
Pre-Meeting Course Faculty: SRS will reimburse one night’s lodging during the meeting up to $199 + tax. All delegates will be responsible for making their own reservations. Reimbursements will be done after the meeting.