2013 MSHA CONVENTION
PROFESSIONAL CALL FOR PAPERS
Osage Beach, MO
April 4-7, 2013
Deadline for Submission - Has been extended to October 8, 2012
Carefully read all instructions before completing and submitting this form. (Note: Failure to follow instructions may result in rejection of the proposal.) Questions can be directed to:
MSHA Central Office
2000 East Broadway , PMB 296
Columbia, MO 65201
Instructions for ALL Presenters
Requirements for ALL Submissions:
|*||In accordance with ASHA practice, submission of a proposal is a commitment to be a registered participant of the convention. Registration is not complimentary for accepted proposals, and exceptions to this policy must be authorized by the MSHA Central Office.|
|*||If you are not a MSHA member, you must contact the MSHA Central Office (888-SAY-MSHA or firstname.lastname@example.org) and ask to be placed on the mailing list in order to receive a convention program.|
|*||Program Abstract: The Program Abstract Page is the direct copy for printing in abstracts the Convention publications. It should be carefully prepared and proofread. The abstract should not exceed 250 words.|
|*||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.)|
|*||Biographical Sketches of All Presenters: Biographical sketches include the name of the presenters, their affiliations (i.e., practice settings) and contact information.|
|*||Instructional Level: All presentations must indicate level of instruction utilizing the following descriptions:|
|Introductory:||This level assumes the audience has little or no information within the areas covered so that the focus of the presentation is based upon general orientation and increased awareness.|
|Intermediate:||This level assumes the audience has general familiarity with the literature and professional practice so that the focus of the presentation is upon increased understanding and application by the participant.|
|Advanced:||This level assumes total familiarity with current literature and professional practice in the area. The focus is upon recent advances, future directions and application of research.|
Equipment Needs must be indicated on the form below.
Additional AV requests on-site will not be arranged or paid for by MSHA.
Sessions seating less than 60 will not be issued a microphone unless
authorized by the MSHA Central Office. Assignment of AV will be noted in
acceptance letters. Speakers making computer presentations must
provide their own laptop computers. Audiovisual equipment is not provided for poster
you wish to rent AV equipment or bring your own, you must confer with the
MSHA Central Office. The Tan-Tar-A Resort assesses fees for any AV
equipment, including that which is borrowed or loaned. Fees for
unauthorized equipment will be the responsibility of the presenter unless a
previous arrangement was made with the MSHA Central Office.
Handouts: In the interest of
defraying some of the expense associated with presenting at the convention,
MSHA offers online posting of handouts to all presenters.
Accepting Papers and Suggestions:
Convention Planning Team will be guided in the selection of proposals by the following criteria: (1) Quality, (2) Distribution of subject matter, timeliness,
popular demand, etc., (3) Program balance (i.e. basic, applied research, poster,
miniseminar, short course, etc.), and (4) Broad-based membership participation
|*||Each proposal must designate a liaison. The liaison will be contacted via email no later than mid-December with the Convention Planning Team's decision regarding acceptance or decline of proposals. The liaison is responsible for relaying information from MSHA to all authors of the proposal.|
must not be used by members or nonmembers to promote, take
orders for, or sell products or materials.
|*||Presenters are required to disclose to participants (prior to the presentation) any proprietary interest in any product, instrument, device, service, or materials discussed in a presentation as well as the source of compensation related to the presentation.|
|*||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 data 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.|
Description of Session Types and Specific
Instructions for Submission
|*||Poster Presentations provide a unique opportunity for dialogue between the presenter and the attendee and 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 principle results. Both content and appearance of posters must be of high quality. Dimensions of display boards provided by MSHA are 4ft (H) by 6ft (W). Presenters must provide push pins or tacks to adhere presentations to the board. Presenters may be requested to present posters a minimum of one hour to a maximum of two hours. Presenters are urged to have additional handout information available for distribution at the poster session. The abstract should not exceed 100 words.|
|*||Seminars provide maximum flexibility for members. A variety of session types including panels and symposia may be proposed. Presentations can include, but are not limited to: (1) Reports by research teams of long-term and or extensive research programs; (2) Descriptions or demonstrations of innovative clinical or programmatic procedures; (3) Descriptions of approaches to unique problems or populations and (4) clinical/professional issues. The abstract should not exceed 100 words. Seminar presentations may be proposed in the following lengths:|
|* Mini-Seminar: 1 hour|
|* Seminar: 2 hours|
|* Block Seminar: 3 hours|
NEW for 2013! Do you have something interesting you wish to share with your Missouri colleagues, but are hesitant to submit an hour presentation? In addition to the typical paper submissions we have had available in the past, this year MSHA will be starting a new opportunity for the professionals in our field to collaborate and share ideas. The format will be similar to the student technical sessions with a 10-15 minute stand-and-deliver and 5 minutes for question and answer after each presentation. This is a wonderful opportunity to share cases for which you would like inut/brainstorming; cases you would to share and successful therapy strategies, techniques, materials or programs you created.! To submit an idea, please e-mail Katie Bullock directly at Katie_bullock@hotmail.com. Include your name, credentials, workplace setting, topic title, and a brief description of your topic. Deadline is October 1, 2012.
Please complete the following form and submit (via the website) by October 8, 2012
For questions on the submission, completion, or content for the Call for Papers, contact MSHA Central Office.