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Thank you for submitting an abstract for a Focus Session for the upcoming IAMSE Meeting to be held at Green Valley Ranch and Resort in Henderson NV, just outside of Las Vegas, June 9-12, 2018. Focus sessions will be held on June 10-12, 2018.


Definition of a Focus Session: Definition of a Focus Session: The purpose of a 90-minute Focus Session is to “focus in” on a specific topic in small group discussion format. Groups of 10-50 individuals consider a particular topic in an interactive format. Formats can be variable. For instance, the Session Leader may arrange for the pros and cons of a particular issue to be presented by a mini-panel discussion. Alternately, the group may be subdivided and certain tasks assigned to be developed for summary during the last 20-minutes of the session. Discussion in a paradigm of professional development is the goal, so not more than one-third of the time is to be used for formal presentation (half of the time if using panel discussion format).



Criteria for reveiw:


Importance/Significance of the Topic: Does the topic of the session address a significant issue?

Appropriateness of Topic: Is the topic of the proposal session appropriate for the IAMSE
meeting? Does the session address an issue that will be of interest to attendees at the meeting?

Approach: Does the proposed session adequately address the stated issue?

Clarity: Is the session well thought out and clearly presented in the proposal?

Plan to Promote Discussion/Interaction: Does the session present a clear and adequate 
plan to promote discussion and interaction among attendees?

Generalizability/Transferability: Can information learned at the session be transferred to other settings or institutions?

Qualifications of Presenters: Do the presenters appear to be well qualified to lead the session?

Submission Instructions:

                                              Submission Deadline: CLOSED September 15, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time

The 2018 Program Planning Committee invites proposals for 90 minute focus sessions. Please supply the following information for your proposed session. All proposals must be submitted in the format requested to be reviewed.

All presenters listed must register for the meeting by April 1st, 2018. Any author not registered will be automatically dropped from the program, program book, and website.

Please note the following items: 

The organizer of a session is the only point of contact between the Program Planning Committee and the session presenters. If your proposal is accepted, the individual named below will be responsible for contacting and providing all necessary information for all other presenters in this session, and ensuring all presenters are registered.

Accepted abstract sessions may be scheduled at any time between Sunday, June 10th through Tuesday, June 12th, 2018. By submitting this abstract, you agree to be available for any of the session blocks. The program schedule will be announced in early January 2018 so you may plan accordingly.

References are NOT required for this submission.


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