|Deadline to Accept Invitation||March 15, 2019|
|Speaker Ready Room Opens||May 13, 2019|
|Deadline to Submit Presentation for CME Review||May 24, 2019|
|Online Speaker Ready Room Closes||July 10, 2019|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or +1-414-289-9107.
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 13, 2019, the online Speaker Ready Room will close July 10, 2019, 6:00pm EST.
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 2017 or 2018 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.
Presentations should be in 16:9 format (widescreen). Click here for instructions on converting from 4:3 to 16:9.
CME Accreditation Policies
Abstract presentations will be CME accredited, and it is therefore essential that they be free from commercial influence. References to particular commercial products must use their generic name or be balanced by referring to other similar products.
All presentations must clear a review conducted by the SRS CME Committee. Faculty are required to submit slides for review before the meeting and may be asked to make changes if a bias issue is found. Faculty presentations should be submitted to email@example.com. The deadline to submit for CME review is Friday, May 24, 2019. Failure to submit prior to the deadline may result in removal from the program, exclusion from future faculty considerations, and/or a withholding of faculty reimbursement.
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 1, 2019
Product Name Use 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 email@example.com if you plan to use a product name in your presentation.
Invitation and Confirmation
All faculty must confirm their participation by accepting their invitation(s) in the Dekon Speaker Management site by March 15, 2019.
SRS will provide complimentary registration for IMAST faculty. Faculty will receive their registration confirmations via email, once their invitation(s) have been accepted.