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Speaker Information (CME)


This page provides important information to speakers/presenters. If you are not a speaker or presenter at the Conference, the below information does not apply to you and you do not need to submit the forms.

Thank you for your participation in the 2017 OAP Annual Meeting, September 14-17, Deerhurst Skyline Resort, Huntsville, Ontario.

This conference is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by the Canadian Association of Pathologists.

To meet the accreditation requirements all presenters are required to submit some information to the organizers.

Documents Required Prior to Conference
All presenters in non-commercial sessions (symposium, lecture, workshop) are required to read the following documents and submit the Declaration of Conflict of Interest Form at your earliest opportunity.

CPD Requirements for Your Presentation
At the beginning of your presentation, you must verbally notify the audience of any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of the program. As well, at the beginning of your presentation you must identify the learning objectives specific to your presentation which should also be inserted into your slides. If you are a speaker in a session with multiple presenters, please also review the overall learning objectives for the session that have been provided by the Chair.

Your presentation requires a minimum of 25% of interactivity. You may choose a variety of formats for interactivity, e.g. case studies for the presentation, small group activities within workshops, or of course, question and answer periods.

Feedback will be solicited from the participants and will include and evaluation of clarity, organization, value, achievement of learning objectives for each session. You will receive a summary of your evaluation following the event, for your CV and/or teaching and academic portfolio.

Biography & Photo
Your biography will be included on the website, and is also required for the CPD Accreditation application. Please email your biography as a Word document to the Speaker Coordinator. As a guideline, typically the biographies submitted by presenters are approximately 1-2 paragraphs in length. Please also send a headshot photo for the website and program.

Learning Objectives
All speakers must submit the learning objectives of their session. These will be included on the website and are required for the CPD applications. If you are a speaker in a session with more than one presenter, please confer with the Chair of your session to clarify the general objectives for the session, and submit the learning objectives for your specific presentation.

Session Description
Please submit a short description of the topic of your presentation in paragraph format. This will be included on the website to provide information to participants about your presentation.

Presentation rooms will be equipped with a full set up for powerpoint presentations (laptop and projector). Please bring your powerpoint presentation to the Conference on a USB flashdrive to load onto the laptop provided onsite. An a/v technician will be present to help load the presentations.

All presenters are required to make their own accommodation arrangements. All scientific sessions will be held at the Deerhurst Skyline Resort, Huntsville, Ontario. Please make your reservation as early as possible. Additional details are available on the accomodation page.

Registration Fee
All speakers are asked to register for the conference. Registration will open early in 2017.

We would like to assist in making your presentation run as smoothly as possible. Please contact the Speaker Coordinator at any time if you require information or assistance, and check this website for updated program information.

Thank you again for agreeing to participate in the 2017 OAP Annual Meeting. Your involvement will contribute in making this meeting a success.

Workshop Directors Only – Digitally Scanned Slides
In partnership with the University of Calgary, the CAP-ACP is pleased to offer you the opportunity to provide digitally scanned slides to workshop registrants for our upcoming annual meeting.

If your workshop includes microscopy and you would like to make image files available to your workshop registrants prior to the meeting, we are able to upload these materials to digitalmicroscopy.ucalgary.ca. A login will be required for access to your slides. There is no obligation to provide scanned slides in advance but please take advantage of this opportunity if you think it would enhance the educational impact of your workshop.

If you would like more information please contact Thomas Kryton at Thomas.Kryton@cls.ab.ca.