2017 Presenter Resources
THANK YOU for joining the faculty of the ACRM 2017 Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research (PIRR). We appreciate your commitment and strive to make your ACRM presenter experience as stress-free, productive and enjoyable as possible.
This webpage is designed to provide the resources and information you need and will be updated frequently. If you don't find the answers to your questions here, please contact Cindy Robinson at speakers@ACRM.org. We're here to help!
KEY DATES TIMELINE
- 31 MAR: Notification of Acceptance/Decline of Instructional Course proposals
- 10 MAY: Notification of Acceptance/Decline of Symposia proposals
- 30 MAY: Notification of Acceptance/Decline of Paper & Poster abstracts
- MAY: Notification of Symposia presentation dates & times
- JUN: Deadline for Uploading Speaker Information (i.e., disclosures, CV)
- JUL: Presenter Registration Deadline - *Paper & Poster presenters who do not register for the conference by this deadline will forfeit publication of their abstract in the ACRM journal, Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
- JUL: Notification of Paper & Poster Presentation Dates & Times
- 28 SEP: Final deadline to upload presentations and abstracts
Please book early at the Hilton Atlanta, conference headquarters and enjoy the convenience and savings of staying onsite. By booking in the ACRM discounted room block, you also help ACRM meet its hotel contract obligation. Thank you!
255 Courtland St NE
Atlanta, Georgia USA 30303
Or call +1.800.HILTONS (+1.800.445.8667) with the applicable group discount code:
- Main block code: ACRM
- Government block code: ACRM3
- $189 / night (single/double) plus tax
- * $140 Government Rate / night (single/double) plus tax
* Pending change later this year.
REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE
Registration Opening Soon!
ALL PRESENTERS ARE REQUIRED TO REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE through the ACRM registration system.
All presenter rates are pre-programmed into the ACRM registration system according to attendee type to ensure you automatically pay the lowest possible rate. Be sure to select "Presenter" as your attendee type unless you qualify as a "Student" or "Early Career Professional."
Students/residents/fellows and early career professionals receive a substantial discount. Non-members receive a six-month introductory ACRM membership with conference registration.
Presenters who do NOT qualify for student or early career discounts, will receive $100 off the purchase of a full conference registration (Core Conference or WORLD PASS). This discount will automatically be applied at checkout.
3 TIPS for BEST VALUE — SAVE even MORE
- Renew or Purchase ACRM Membership to qualify for member rates
- Register EARLY at the ADVANCE Rate
- Purchase the WORLD PASS bundle for nearly 50% off a la carte registration
If you need assistance with the registration process, please contact MemberServices@ACRM.org.
ONSITE PRESENTER LOGISTICS
To facilitate a smooth flow of sessions in each meeting room and reduce opportunities for technical difficulties, all presentations will be pre-loaded and ready to run for the start of each session. Your presentation, as submitted to ACRM, will be loaded on the ACRM laptop and ready to go. Our aim is to start and end each session on time.
Session Room Set up
Each session room will be equipped with a laptop, projector, and screen for your presentation. In addition, there will be a table, three chairs and a podium at the front of the room. With the exception of the large plenary sessions, rooms will not generally include a microphone or sound system for videos.
If you require a microphone, plan to use video with sound or require special accommodations (e.g., ramp, stool), please let us know immediately by emailing email@example.com. Please include your name, session ID and session title. If you have already received confirmation, there is no need to alert us again. Requests for a microphone and audio or video equipment on site will be granted on a first come, first served basis and availability cannot be guaranteed. Please notify us by email no later than 2 September.
Presenter Ready Room
There will be a Presenter Ready Room available. Hours will be posted closer to the event. Visit the Presenter Ready Room if you have major changes to your presentation or would like to confirm or test your presentation. If you would like assistance outside of the posted hours, please email Maegan Criscione. You are not required to visit the Presenter Ready Room if you do not have changes.
You will be responsible for introducing yourself and running your presentation. Please be sure to arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled beginning of your session to ensure a timely start. Please keep to the allotted timeframe, including time for questions and answers.
Length of Sessions
- Symposia: 75 minutes
- Oral Presentations: each presenter is allotted 18 minutes to present their paper and answer questions (75-minute session total)
- Instructional Courses: 4 or 8 hours
Handouts are not required and are your responsibility if you choose to provide them. Presentations and poster files will be available in the digital conference proceedings — included with WORLD PASS and available for purchase a la carte.
Using Video in Your Session?
If your presentation uses video with sound, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 2 September so we can ensure the session room is set up properly. Feel free to visit the Presenter Ready Room to test the presentation and video. You are also welcome to bring your presentation on a USB stick or even your own laptop if you are concerned about the video playing properly. If you elect to use your own equipment, we highly recommend that you visit the Presenter Ready Room in advance to test your presentation. If you have not previously let us know that you will be requiring audio or video equipment for your presentation, we cannot guarantee the availability of audio or video equipment in the classroom in which you are presenting.
PROMOTE YOUR SESSION
No one knows your presentation better than you. That's why ACRM has developed a wide variety of promotional tools to help you inform and invite the professionals who will benefit most by attending.
Check out the ACRM Marketing Toolbox and take your pick of graphics, logos, webpage links, and banner ads. Use them to effectively promote your session at your own institution, to students and mentees, and like-minded colleagues through your professional listservs, email communications, social media and PowerPoint presentations.
Check back often for the latest-greatest tools and graphics.
It's all here. Take your pick!