An abstract may be submitted for any one of the following five presentation formats:
1. Individual Oral Presentation
15-minute, stand-alone, independent presentation (not a panel presentation) to be placed within a concurrent session and track. Presenter is allotted 20 minutes total, including 15 minutes for presentation time and 5 minutes for Q&A. Presenter will be placed on a 60-minute individual oral panel, consisting of two other individual oral presentations of similar or related content. Only one presenter per abstract. The ATA Peer Review Committee reserves the right to accept an oral submission as an ePoster presentation.
2. Panel Presentation
Moderated panel presentation of 3 – 4 experts on a related topic. Moderator leads discussion or individual presentations and Q&A with panel members. The total session time is 60 minutes and typically consists of up to four 10-15 minute presentations, each followed by 5 minutes of questions, with 10-15 minutes at the end of the session for closing discussion or additional Q&A. The panels will be judged as a whole and if it does not meet the criteria of the judges will be turned down in its entirety. When submitting an abstract for a panel, contact information, bios and disclosures for all panel participants must be included.
3. How-To Session
Tutorial for the novice in telehealth with 1 – 2 speakers. Addresses a specific topic or issue in telehealth and provides practical lessons learned. The total session time is 60 minutes including a minimum time of 15 minutes allotted for questions and answers with the audience. The panel will be judged as a whole and if it does not meet the criteria of the judges it will be turned down in its entirety.
4. Individual ePoster Presentation
Scientific ePosters are accessible and on display at computer terminals Sunday, May 3rd – Tuesday, May 5th. ePoster authors will present in a lightning round or rapid fire session and are allotted 4 minutes for an oral presentation (10 slides max) followed by 3 minutes for Q&A. The ATA Peer Review Committee reserves the right to accept a poster submission as an oral presentation. ePoster presentations will be judged by a committee and recognition will be given to the top four posters. These posters are also eligible for the People's Choice Award.
5. Pre-Meeting Certificate Course
Full-day (6 hours) and half-day (3 hours) courses provide comprehensive coverage of a specific topic related to telemedicine. Certificate courses are held on Saturday, May 2nd and Sunday, May 3rd. Saturday full-day courses are scheduled from 9:00am – 4:00pm with a one-hour lunch break. Sunday full-day courses are scheduled from 8:00am – 3:00pm with a one-hour lunch break. Sunday half-day courses are scheduled from 8:00am – 11:00am and 12:00pm – 3:00pm. Full-day or half-day courses that are selected are placed in a morning, afternoon or full-day time slot.
Pre-Meeting Course proposals must include: course title, course description (500 words or less), 3 – 5 course learning objectives, description of unique aspects of the course, list of takeaways, references, suggested reading list, course moderator’s name and contact information, complete list of faculty including contact information, bio (100 words maximum in length) and completed disclosure statement for each faculty person listed in the proposal. Contact information for moderator and faculty must include: name, credentials, title, organization, city, state, zip code, phone, fax, email. There is a limit of one moderator plus 3 – 5 faculty for full-day courses and 1 – 2 faculty for half-day courses. Incomplete proposals will not be considered for inclusion in the program.