Key Dates

Speaker Ready Room Opens May 15, 2017
Deadline to Submit Presentation for CME Review June 1, 2017
Online Speaker Ready Room Closes July 5, 2017


Faculty Requirements

Non-Exclusive License and Attestation

Both a Non-Exclusive License Form and Attestation Form must be completed in the Dekon Speaker Management System.  Faculty will be prompted to complete these forms upon logging in to accept their presentation(s). 
For assistance with username and passwords please contact the SRS Meetings Team at or +1-414-289-9107.

AV and Presentation Upload

Each session room will be equipped with an LCD projector, laptop, screen, podium with microphone and theater-style seating.

Presentations should be submitted to the Speaker Ready Room starting on May 15, 2017 and must by uploaded by June 1, 2017 for review 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.

*NEW THIS YEAR* Presentations should be in 16:9 format (widescreen).  Click here for instructions on converting from 4:3 to 16:9.

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CME Accreditation Policies

Presentations will be CME accredited, and it is therefore essential that they be free from commercial influence. Please read the Product Name Use Policy below for further details.

All presentations must clear a review conducted by the SRS CME Committee.  Presenters are 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.


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 by May 1, 2017.

Product Name Use Policy *NEW UPDATED POLICY*

SRS strongly prefers that pharmaceuticals and proprietary software/databases as well as surgical approaches or specific instrumentation such as “Surgimap, MIMICS, EOS Imaging, ROTEM, 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 term or description of the drug, software/database and/or 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 (including in images.)

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 us at if you plan to use a product name in your presentation.

Confirmation & Registration

All faculty must confirm their participation by accepting their invitation(s) in the Dekon Speaker Management site.

SRS will provide complimentary registration for IMAST faculty.  Faculty will receive their registration confirmations via email, once their invitation(s) have been accepted.

Housing & Travel

SRS will reimburse faculty airfare (please see your invitation for specific reimbursement limits) and one hotel up to $265 plus taxes and fees each day you present at IMAST (i.e. if you present on Wednesday and Friday, SRS will pay for two hotels nights at $265 per night for a total of $530).  All delegates are responsible for making their own reservations. We will provide you with a code to access your complimentary housing through the SRS Housing website upon your acceptance of the invitation. Hotel options can be found on the Housing tab of the IMAST website (

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