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CALL FOR PAPERS
2018 PSHA Annual Convention
Sheraton Station Square
Pittsburgh, PA
March 21 - March 24, 2018

Deadline for Call For Papers Submission:  September 6, 2017

Deadline for Student Poster Presentations: February 7. Submit by January 3 to be included in the on-site program.

Prior to completing this form, please read the form completely to insure all of the information requested is provided including the following:

  • Speaker disclosure for each presenter
  • Email address for each presenter
  • Bio for each presenter
  • Product disclosure
  • Abstract
  • Learner outcomes

Carefully read all instructions before completing and submitting this form.  (Note: Failure to follow instructions may result in rejection of the proposal.)

Instructions and Requirements for ALL Presenters and Submissions.

Convention Registration Policy for Presenters

All presenters are required to register for the PSHA Convention.  We do appreciate the time and effort it takes to prepare and present a session.  In recognition of this, a special presenter registration rate of $150 has been established (compared to the normal registration rate of $195). Student presenter rate is $45 (compared to the normal registration rate of $55). Please note that submission of the following Call for Papers, is acknowledgement of the required registration policy. 
Policies for Accepting Papers and Suggestions
The Program Committee will be guided in the selection of papers, seminars, short courses, technical sessions and posters by the following criteria: quality, distribution of subject matter, timeliness, popular demand, etc., program balance (i.e., basic, applied research, poster, miniseminar, short course) and broad-based membership participant.

The professional program can not be used by presenters to promote, take orders for, or sell products or materials. All program presenters are expected to follow accepted procedures to protect human subjects. Such procedures might include possession of evidence of a statement from a Human Service Review Committee authorizing the study as one that adequately protects the human subjects, possession of evidence informed consent and signed release from all subjects or clients approving the use of date or clinical materials for presentation in a public forum (essential for clinical material or presentations involving videotapes), or evidence from written material presented in response to this Call for Papers that would indicate that subject or client identity has been appropriately protected.

Audiovisual Equipment

Audiovisual equipment needs must be indicated on the form below.  Additional AV requests on-site will not be arranged for or paid for by PSHA. Only those AV items listed on the form will be provided by PSHA. Any additional items required will be the responsibility of the presenter to arrange with the hotel and make payment for.

Handouts

In the interest of defraying some of the expense associated with presenting at the Convention, PSHA will post all presenter handouts to the website two weeks prior to the Convention.

  • Handouts must be sent in an electronic format to the PSHA Office.
  • Omit unnecessary images and photos. Include only those relevant to the topic. If your presentation contains a large number of images resulting in a large file, we may find it necessary to convert your handouts to text only.
  • Handouts are limited to 20 pages.
  • Forward handouts to psha@psha.org   no later than February 21, 2018. Handouts will be posted online two weeks prior to the Convention.
Description of Call for Papers Fields
Program Abstract: The Program Abstract is the direct copy for printing the abstracts. It should be carefully prepared and proofread. The abstract should not exceed 250 words. PSHA reserves the right to edit any abstracts.
Learning Outcomes:Learning Outcomes are behavioral statements reflecting the knowledge/skills participants are expected to demonstrate following participation in the session. Learning Outcomes are written in the format, "At the culmination of the session the participant will be able to ." (e.g., describe the function of the swallowing station. list three considerations in selecting candidates for cochlear implants.) Click here for guidelines for Writing Measurable and Observable Learner Outcomes.

Instructional Levels: All presentations must indicate level of instruction utilizing the following descriptions:
Introductory: This level assumes the audience has little or no familiarity with the literature and professional practice with the areas covered.
Intermediate: This level assumes the audience has general familiarity with the literature and professional practice with the area covered.
Advanced: This level assumes total familiarity with current literature and professional practice in the area.
Biographical Sketches of All Presenters: Biographical sketches include the name of the presenters, their affiliations (i.e., practice settings) and a brief description of their qualifications for presenting the proposed session.(Note: Biographical Sketches are not vitae or resumes, but are brief narratives of no more than 50 words.)
Session Types
Poster Presentations (also known as "Interactive Sessions") provide a unique opportunity for dialogue between the presenter and the attendee, are an excellent format for presenting information that lends itself readily to display. Authors must construct a poster exhibit that can stand alone in conveying information. The completed display should contain the title and author(s), the statement of purpose and, if it is a scientific investigation, the principal results. Both content and appearance of posters must be of high quality. The abstract should not exceed 250 words.
Technical Sessions are 30 minutes in duration and are intended to provide a forum for basic and applied research or a review of case studies with clinical application (i.e., assessment and/or therapeutic techniques). The Technical Session format is also appropriate for the presentation of preliminary research.
Seminars provide maximum flexibility for members, and a variety of session types including panels and symposia can be proposed. Presentations can include, but are not limited to reports by research teams of long-term and/or extensive research programs; descriptions or demonstrations of innovative clinical or programmatic procedures; and descriptions of approaches to unique problems or populations.
Short Courses should focus on clinical-professional issues for large audiences. They should provide formal instruction on a current topic of wide professional interest.

Please complete the following form and submit (via the website) by September 6, 2017.

Submission of the Call for Papers indicates acceptance of the policies outlined above for Convention registration, program content and agreement for not using the presentation as a method for selling products.

I have read the above policies, and understand and agree to these policies.

Contact Information
(Contact person for confirmation of proposal and Convention details.)
*Indicates required field.

*Name

*Street Address

*City   *State *Zip

Other Contact Information

*Phone (Area Code/Number)

*e-mail

Session Parameters
 

Please Select One In Each Category

Content Area
Level

Session Type
Track
 

Audiovisual Equipment Needs

Please read all of the information below concerning AV for your presentation to ensure PSHA and you are prepared for your presentation.

All rooms will be equipped with an LCD projector, with audio capabilities from your laptop, and one material table.

Important - Laptops are not provided - Please make arrangements to bring a computer for your presentations. PSHA will not be responsible for providing laptops on site.

MAC Users - If you are planning to connect a MAC to an LCD projector, you must bring the appropriate cords to adapt your MAC to the projector cord. The hotel does not provide MAC adaptor cords.

MAC users - please read and acknowledge the following:
I am aware as a MAC user I am responsible for bringing the appropriate adaptor cords.

PC Users - If you have a newer PC (two-three years old) check to see if your port is VGA or HDMI. If it is HDMI, you will need to either bring a converter or HDMI cord to make sure your computer connects to the LCD projector. Although hotels are beginning to supply the correct cords, not all hotels have updated their equipment to accomodate HDMI.

Internet is not available in session rooms.  If your session is dependent on the use of the internet, please contact the PSHA Office.

Indicate below any additional AV you will need for your presentation.

*Type of Computer you will be bringing

Additional AV needed

All AV requests are subject to approval by the Convention Committee. Approval of AV requests will be provided in the Presenter Confirmation Notification. AV is not provided for poster presentations.

Session Information

*Title of Proposal:
(Do not exceed 10 words)

*Program Abstract
(Maximum of 250 Words)

*Learning Outcomes
At the culmination of this session, participants will be able to:
(Provide at least three outcomes, refer to Learner Outcomes)

1.

2.

3.

4.

Presentations About Products or Services

Courses providing information about a product or service are to use the following guidelines:

  • Must provide information in a scholarly manner regarding theoretical aspects related to the product or service and/or the details of operation.
  • Must disclose prior to the course that there will be limited or no information provided about similar products or services
Will this presentation focus on information about a product or services: *required field

If the presentation will provide information about a product or service, please provide the name of the product/service:

Will the presentation contain information solely on the product/service noted above: *required field

Will similar products/services be introduced in the presentation: *required field

Disclosure to Attendees

Presenters are required to provide appropriate disclosures prior to the start of their presentation on their first presentation slide.  The PSHA Office will provide the required disclosure statement with your confirmation email.

Authors/Presenters

PSHA understands that many proposals represent the work of several individuals.  In a few cases, all of the authors of the proposal cannot attend the Convention. Please check if the individual listed will not be able to attend the Convention.

Presenter Disclosures: For each author/presenter a Financial and Non-Financial Disclosure must be submitted.

Relevant financial relationships are those relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, gift, speaking fee, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options, or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial relationships can also include “contracted research” where the institution gets the grant and manages the funds and the individual is the principal or named investigator on the grant. For all financial relationships, indicate the institution providing the funding for salary, royalties, grants, etc.

Relevant non-financial relationships are those relationships that might bias an individual including any personal, professional, political, institutional, religious or other relationship. May also include personal interest or cultural bias.

For each author please select the order they are to be listed in the Convention program.

First Author:

First Name Last Name

Degree/Credentials Other

Email

Author order to be listed in the program:

Affiliation

Bio

Author not attending the Convention

Does this presenter have any relevant financial relationships to disclosure: *required field

If yes, please provide an explanation of the disclosure:
 

Does this presenter have any relevant non-financial relationships to disclose:  *required field

If yes, please provide an explanation of the disclosure:
 

Grants/Research Funding

List all applicable grants and research funding.

Second Author:

First Name Last Name

Degree/Credentials Other

Email

Author order to be listed in the program:

Affiliation

Bio

Author not attending the Convention

Does this presenter have any relevant financial relationships to disclosure: *required field

If yes, please provide an explanation of the disclosure:
 

Does this presenter have any relevant non-financial relationships to disclose:  *required field

If yes, please provide an explanation of the disclosure:
 

Grants/Research Funding

List all applicable grants and research funding.

 

Third Author:

First Name Last Name

Degree/Credentials Other

Email

Author order to be listed in the program:

Affiliation

Bio

Author not attending the Convention

Does this presenter have any relevant financial relationships to disclosure: *required field

If yes, please provide an explanation of the disclosure:
 

Does this presenter have any relevant non-financial relationships to disclose:  *required field

If yes, please provide an explanation of the disclosure:
 

Grants/Research Funding

List all applicable grants and research funding.

 

Fourth Author:

First Name Last Name

Degree/Credentials Other

Email

Author order to be listed in the program:

Affiliation

Bio

Author not attending the Convention

Does this presenter have any relevant financial relationships to disclosure: *required field

If yes, please provide an explanation of the disclosure:
 

Does this presenter have any relevant non-financial relationships to disclose:  *required field

If yes, please provide an explanation of the disclosure:
 

Grants/Research Funding

List all applicable grants and research funding.

 

Faculty Advisor (for student Call for Papers):

First Name Last Name

Degree/Credentials Other

Email

Affiliation

Does the faculty advisor have any relevant financial relationships to disclosure: *required field

If yes, please provide an explanation of the disclosure:
 

Does this presenter have any relevant non-financial relationships to disclose:  *required field

If yes, please provide an explanation of the disclosure:
 

Grants/Research Funding

List all applicable grants and research funding.

 

For additional authors, complete a second form and include only the additional authors, title of proposal and indication in the Program Abstract field that the submission is for additional authors.

 

For questions on the submission, completion or content for the Call for Papers, contact Skye Lewis or the PSHA Office

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