Preconference course speakers will be preregistered for CSM preconference dates only, Tuesday, February 20, and Wednesday, February 21. If you have not received a preconference registration confirmation, please contact email@example.com.
Should you choose to stay and attend CSM programming, you will need to register. You can do so by calling 877/585-6003 or by selecting the "modify my registration" button on your registration confirmation.
Your preconference badge will not admit you to CSM programming nor will it entitle you to continuing education units (CEUs). In order to attend CSM programming and to receive CEUs, you must register for CSM.
CSM 2018 conference speakers receive a complimentary registration for their speaking day. Speakers who wish to register for the entire conference are eligible for a discounted registration fee determined by their APTA membership status and length of speaking engagement. Speakers may register via phone at 877/585-6003.
APTA Members1-day registration - $1502-day registration - $300
Nonmembers1-day registration - $2252-day registration - $450
All preconference courses and educational sessions will be held the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, the Hilton Riverside New Orleans, and the New Orleans Downtown Marriott. Browse programming offerings. Please note room assignments, while posted, are subject to change.
Platform PresentersAll platform presenters should check-in at general registration. Presenter ribbons will be available at Poster Check-In outside the Exhibit Hall. View onsite registration hours and locations.
Poster PresentersAfter completing registration, all poster presenters should stop by Poster Check-In outside of the Exhibit Hall then proceed to the poster hall to hang their poster according to the schedule below. For Group 1 (Thursday) posters, check-in will be on Wednesday, from 4:00 pm–6:00 pm OR Thursday, from 7:00 am–1:00 pm. You must remove your poster by 3:00 pm. For Group 2 (Friday) posters, check-in will be on Thursday, from 3:00 pm–4:00 pm OR Friday, from 7:00 am–1:00 pm. You must remove your poster by 3:00 pm.For Group 3 (Saturday) posters, check-in will be on Friday, from 3:00 pm–4:00 pm OR Saturday, from 7:00 am–1:00 pm. You must remove your poster by 3:00 pm.
Audiovisual equipment is available to all speakers/presenters in the Speaker Ready Rooms located in the Rivergate Room at the Convention Center and Marlborough A in the Hilton Riverside.
Speaker Room HoursWednesday, February 21 - 12:00 pm-3:00 pm
Thursday, February 22, 7:00 am-3:00 pm
Friday, February 23, 7:00 am-3:00 pm
Saturday, February 24, 7:00 am-2:00 pm
CSM Speaker Slide Template (.ppt)
When preparing your presentation, please follow the guidelines below to ensure compliance with CEU approval:
Slide 1 Session Title Slide
Slide 2 - Disclosure Slide Speaker should disclose any relationship that could reasonably be viewed as creating a conflict of interest, or the appearance of a conflict of interest, that might bias the content of the presentation. Speaker should disclose any significant financial interest in any product, instrument, device, service or material discussed in the presentation, including the source of any third-party compensation related to the presentation. By way of examples, significant financial interest or other relationships could include employment or stockholder status or funding. Speaker is ultimately responsible for determining whether particular information should be disclosed. Disclosure should be made orally and in writing during the live presentation.
Slide 3 - Learning Objectives
Slide 4 Introduction to Content Include a course outline that addresses the major points of the presentation.
Remaining Content Slides – Points to Consider
Copyright PermissionElectronic files of articles may be included if:
Otherwise, you are responsible for obtaining copyright permission. Identify copyrighted materials by using a reference number within the body of the text or providing information directly under a chart or diagram.
Also, please note that the Author's Toolkit, available through the APTA Learning Center, offers a comprehensive guide for designing and developing a quality learning experience.
Should you have specific questions about content or other section-specific requirements, please contact your section program chair. Please direct other questions to Mary Lynn Billitteri, event programming at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703/706-8500.
Last Updated: 12/13/2017
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