The deadline for
submitting an abstract for oral presentations is
February 16, 2011. (Note: see the
Abstract Preparation page for guidelines in creating
Please be aware:
Only a limited number of oral presenters will be
selected, based on the merit of the abstracts. In the event that you apply for an Oral
Session and are not chosen, you have the option of
presenting a poster instead.
Oral presentations should
be limited to ten (10) minutes in length,
followed by five minutes for judges' questions.
Important: Speakers must e-mail an
electronic copy of their PowerPoint presentation to
no later than noon,
Tuesday, March 22, 2011,
so that all presentations are uploaded at the facility
and ready to project on time. Please ensure that
your PowerPoint file is complete, accurate, and
error-free, as no changes will be allowed after
Please note the time changes below.
On the day of the Forum,
all speakers should pick up their name badge and packet
at the Forum Registration Desk at
plan to be at their
before 9:00 am.
When you arrive in the room, identify yourself to the
You should regularly check the
Oral Presentation Schedule
for your scheduled time slot and location and for any
updates to the schedule.
should plan to attend the
keynote address and awards ceremony
that follow the oral sessions
on Thursday, March 24.
Photos (individual and
group) of all award winners will be taken after the
awards ceremony. Therefore, all award winners should
stay until the ceremony is finished.