For more information and/or questions, please contact:

Scoliosis Research Society
555 E. Wells Street, Suite 1100
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: 414-289-9107
Email: meetings@srs.org

Paper (Podium) Presenters

Key Dates

June 15, 2010 Deadline to confirm participation by registering for the Annual Meeting
Deadline to withdraw paper without being considered a "no-show"
Deadline to make corrections to abstract title or authors for Final Program
Deadline to submit Non-Exclusive License Form
Deadline to submit manuscript
August 31, 2010 Mandatory deadline to upload all PowerPoint presentations
September 10, 2010 Deadline to submit Presenter Attestation Form

Presentation Upload

Important Rules and Notes for Podium Presenters

Presentation Limits

SRS members are allowed two podium presentations.
Non-members are allowed one podium presentation.
If your accepted presentations exceed the limit, please ask one of your co-authors to present and inform the SRS office (meetings@srs.org) of the change in presenter.

Presentation Length – 4 minutes. The microphone will shut off if your presentation extends more than 15 seconds beyond the 4-minute time limit.

Dual Podia – Presenters will alternate between two podia, placed on opposite sides of the stage. Please arrive early to your session and be ready to take the podium opposite the presenter before you BEFORE that presenter has finished speaking, to facilitate quick transitions.

Confirmation & Registration
All podium presenters must confirm their plans to participate by registering for the Annual Meeting by June 15, 2010. To register, click on the Registration tab above.

Cancellation & No-Show Policy
If you are unable to present this paper in person, you MUST inform SRS as soon as possible which co-author will present in your place. If no one is able to present this paper, you MUST inform SRS by June 15, 2010 so that an alternate paper may be chosen. In the case of a "no-show" oral presentation, please note that all authors & co-authors associated with the "no-show" paper will be prohibited from presenting any papers at the next two Annual Meetings.

Non-Exclusive License and Manuscripts
Both a Non-Exclusive License Form and a complete manuscript are required from all podium presenters no later than June 15, 2010. Click here to download the Non-Exclusive License Form.

Advance Submission of PowerPoint Presentations
Advance submission of your paper presentation is REQUIRED by August 31, as ACCME guidelines now require that CME-providers review presentation content prior to the educational activity. Please note that paper presentations will be reviewed in advance of the meetings by the SRS CME Committee and that presenters will be REQUIRED to pre-upload their PowerPoint presentations to the Online Speaker Ready Room no later than August 31, 2010 to facilitate this review. Please prepare yourselves for this change and allow time to complete your presentation in advance.

The presentation upload site for oral presentations will close at 5:00pm EST on August 31. Per the advance submission requirement, all presentations must be submitted by 5:00pm EST on August 31 and presentations will not be accepted onsite.

Disclosures
Please note that an additional slide including all authors' financial disclosures will be inserted at the beginning of your talk for brief display at the start of your presentation. Financial disclosures were collected at the time of abstract submission. If you have any corrections to make to your disclosure statement, please send them to meetings@srs.org.

Audio-Visual Guidelines

Manuscript Guidelines
SRS requests each a manuscript for each podium presentation. The deadline for submittal is June 15, 2010. The manuscript will only be viewed by the moderators as a means for them to initiate discussion. SRS will not submit your manuscript to any journals or publications. Guidelines for the manuscript can be found here.