POCUS World Speaker Proposal Submissions
The POCUS Certification Academy is committed to enhancing patient safety through the proficient use of point-of care ultrasound. This conference will educate and support the medical community in upholding the standards of POCUS. As the only global conference in 2021 focused solely on the clinical application of POCUS, we are are accepting proposals for relevant high-quality educational sessions for the 2021 POCUS World Virtual Conference.
The submission window for proposals and posters will open February 11th, 2021. Applicants must submit their materials no later than 11:59PM EST on April 12th, 2021. Applicants will be notified via email on the status of their submissions. Notifications of acceptance will be sent via email in mid-May. Proposals received after April 12th will be considered for asynchronous sessions or poster sessions.
Sessions will be 30 minutes in duration, with 25 minutes of presentation followed by 5 minutes of question and answers. Presenters are welcome to present live or submit prerecorded presentations. Poster sessions will be 5 to 10 minutes in duration and will offer a prerecorded overview of your poster.
Presentation and Poster Topics
Discuss POCUS applications which are being used or being developed. Case reports are accepted.
Explore recent POCUS developments in medical practice settings including quality measurements, workforce development, and emerging challenges.
Demonstrate new tools that improve medical societies' efficiency, web design, and mobile and online technologies.
Frequently Asked Questions
The application window is open from February 11, 2021 through April12, 2021. All proposals must be submitted online no later than 11:59pm (EST) on April 12, 2021.
A notification of acceptance will be sent to the designated lead presenter via email in mid-May.
Submissions will be reviewed using the following criteria:
- The topic is relevant to point-of-care ultrasound.
- The objectives and/or problem statements are clear.
- The topic and content are original and innovative with practical applications.
- The amount of content is appropriate for the time allowed.
- For presentations: 25 minutes for presenting and 5 minutes for Q&A.
- For posters: 5-10 minutes, prerecorded.
- The proposal provides clear teaching methods, is likely to meet the proposed objectives, and offers adequate coverage of materials for the intended audience.
- The proposal is clearly written and well-organized.
- The presentation details plans to engage with the audience.
The maximum number of presenters for a session is three. Each submission must have a designated lead presenter who is the sole point of contact.
The lead presenter is responsible for submitting the proposal, informing co-presenters of the selection decision, distributing materials to co-presenters, planning the presentation agenda and ensuring that the content is not biased.
The following items are required upon submission:
- Contact information and professional affiliation for each presenter.
- 1-page CV or resume for each presenter.
- Disclosure form: All presenters are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests, as explained on the disclosure form.
- Qualifications to present the material (lead only).
The lead presenter will be notified of the selection decision in mid-April. Presentations will be scheduled for Friday or Saturday, September 17-18. You may request a specific date if you have a scheduling conflict. Accommodations can be made but are not guaranteed. Submission of a proposal implies a commitment to attend the conference should your proposal be accepted. All speakers and poster presenters will receive a discount on the conference registration fee. Presenters will be contacted by conference staff to coordinate a time to record your presentation prior to the conference. Presenters are required to be available during scheduled session times to answer questions pertaining to session content via chat and during the Q and A session following the presentation.