PROFESSIONAL CALL FOR PAPERS
2018 MSHA CONVENTION
Tan-Tar-A-Resort
Osage Beach, MO
April 5-8, 2018

Deadline for Submission: October 1, 2017

Carefully read all instructions before completing and submitting this form.  (Note: Failure to follow instructions may result in rejection of the proposal.)  Questions can be directed to:

MSHA Central Office
msha@showmemsha.org
Phone: 888-729-6742

Prior to completing this form, please read the form completely to ensure all of the information requested is provided including the following:

  • Speaker Disclosure for each Presenter
  • Email address for each Presenter
  • Bio for each Presenter
  • Product Disclosure
  • Abstract
  • Learner Outcomes
  In accordance with ASHA practice, submission of a proposal is a commitment to be a registered participant of the convention.  Registration is not complimentary for accepted proposals, and exceptions to this policy must be authorized by the MSHA Central Office. 
  Program Abstract:The Program Abstract Page is the direct copy for printing abstracts in the Convention publications. It should be carefully prepared and proofread. The abstract should not exceed 250 words. Submissions over this size will be edited by the MSHA Office.
  Learning Outcomes: Learning Outcomes are behavioral statements reflecting the knowledge/skills participants are expected to demonstrate following participation in the session. Learning Outcomes are written in the format, “At the culmination of the session the participant will be able to …” (e.g.,". … describe the function of the swallowing station.” “…list three considerations in selecting candidates for cochlear implants.”) Click here for guidelines for Writing Measurable and Observable Learner Outcomes
  Biographical Sketches of All Presenters: Biographical sketches include the name of the presenters, their affiliations (i.e., practice settings) and contact information.
  Instructional Level: All presentations must indicate level of instruction utilizing the following descriptions:
Submissions at the intermediate and advanced level are highly encouraged.
Introductory: This level assumes the audience has little or no information within the areas covered so that the focus of the presentation is based upon general orientation and increased awareness.
Intermediate: This level assumes the audience has general familiarity with the literature and professional practice so that the focus of the presentation is upon increased understanding and application by the participant.
Advanced: This level assumes total familiarity with current literature and professional practice in the area.  The focus is upon recent advances, future directions and application of research.
 

Audiovisual Equipment Needs must be indicated on the form below.  Additional AV requests on-site will not be arranged or paid for by MSHA.  Sessions seating less than 60 will not be issued a microphone unless authorized by the MSHA Central Office. All rooms will be equipped with an LCD projector, with audio capabilities from your laptop, and one material table.

Important - Laptops are not provided - Please make arrangements to bring a computer for your presentations. MSHA will not be responsible for providing laptops on site.

MAC Users - If you are planning to connect a MAC to an LCD projector, you must bring the appropriate cords to adapt your MAC to the projector cord. The Convention Center does not provide MAC adaptor cords. Be prepared to connect to both VGA and HDMI connections.
  Handouts: In the interest of defraying some of the expense associated with presenting at the convention, MSHA offers online posting of handouts to all presenters.  
  1. Handouts must be sent in an electronic format to the MSHA Office.
  2. Omit unnecessary images and photos.  Include only those relevant to the topic.  If your presentation contains a large number of images resulting in a large file, we may find it necessary to convert your handouts to text only.
  3. Handouts are limited to 20 pages. Handouts containing more than 20 pages will not be posted to the website and will be returned to the presenter to edit.
  4. Forward handouts to msha@showmemsha.org no later than March 8, 2018.  Handouts will be posted online two weeks prior to the Convention.   The appointed liaison will receive email reminders to facilitate this process should you wish to post handouts online.
Policies for Accepting Papers and Suggestions:
  The Convention Planning Team will be guided in the selection of proposals by the following criteria: quality, distribution of subject matter, timeliness, popular demand, etc., program balance (i.e. basic, applied research, poster, miniseminar, short course, etc.) and broad-based membership participation.
  Each proposal must designate a liaison.  The liaison will be contacted via email no later than mid-December with the Convention Planning Team's decision regarding acceptance or decline of proposals.  The liaison is responsible for relaying information from MSHA to all authors of the proposal.
NOTE:
  Presentations must not be used by members or nonmembers to promote, take orders for, or sell products or materials.
  Presenters are required to disclose to participants (prior to the presentation) any proprietary interest in any product, instrument, device, service, or materials discussed in a presentation as well as the source of compensation related to the presentation.
  All program presenters are expected to follow accepted procedures to protect human subjects. Such procedures might include possession of evidence of a statement from a Human Service Review Committee authorizing the study as one that adequately protects the human subjects, possession of evidence informed consent and signed release from all subjects or clients approving the use of data or clinical materials for presentation in a public forum (essential for clinical material or presentations involving videotapes), or evidence from written material presented in response to this Call for Papers that would indicate that subject or client identity has been appropriately protected.
Description of Session Types and Specific Instructions for Submission
  Professional Poster Presentations provide a unique opportunity for dialogue between the presenter and the attendee and are an excellent format for presenting information that lends itself readily to display. Authors must construct a poster exhibit that can stand alone in conveying information. The completed display should contain the title and author(s), the statement of purpose, and if it is a scientific investigation, the principle results. Both content and appearance of posters must be of high quality. Dimensions of display boards provided by MSHA are 4ft (H) by 6ft (W).Presenters may be requested to present posters a minimum of one hour to a maximum of two hours. Presenters are urged to have additional handout information available for distribution at the poster session.  The abstract should not exceed 250 words.
  Seminars provide maximum flexibility for members. A variety of session types including panels and symposia may be proposed. Presentations can include, but are not limited to: reports by research teams of long-term and or extensive research programs; descriptions or demonstrations of innovative clinical or programmatic procedures;  descriptions of approaches to unique problems or populations and clinical/professional issues.  Seminar presentations may be proposed in the following lengths:
Semiar: 1 hour
Semiar: 1 1/2 hours
Seminar: 2 hours
  Round Robin: Do you have something interesting you wish to share with your Missouri colleagues, but are hesitant to submit an hour presentation?  In addition to the typical paper submissions we have had available in the past, this year MSHA will be continue the opportunity for the professionals in our field to collaborate and share ideas.  The format will be similar to the student technical sessions with a 10-15 minute stand-and-deliver and five minutes for question and answer after each presentation.  This is a wonderful opportunity to share cases for which you would like input/brainstorming or to share successful therapy strategies, techniques, materials or programs you created!  To submit an idea, please e-mail Leanna Lawrence directly at lawrencelb@health.missouri.edu.  Include your name, credentials, workplace setting, topic title, and a brief description of your topic.  Deadline is October 1, 2017. These Roundtable presentations will be presented on Thursday, evening.
   
 

Small Group Discussions:  Would you like to volunteer to facilitate a small group discussion on a topic of interest with participants who would also share their experiences?  The small group facilitator would open the topic with relevant background information, questions to consider, and/or comments to start the dialogue among the participants.  The session would last for 30 minutes with a 30-minute repeat.  Participants would then rotate to a second discussion group for 30 minutes.  Topic could include: apraxia, early childhood, phonological disorders, autism, fluency, literacy, RTI, vocabulary, intervention strategies/techniques, scheduling, etc.  Contact Leanna Lawrence (lawrencelb@healthe.missouri.edu) with your idea/topic; include the following information:  name, credentials, workplace setting, topic and brief description of the area(s) for discussion.  The deadline is October 1, 2017.  The small group discussion session will be held during the regularly scheduled convention days.

   
Please complete the following form and submit (via the website) by October 1, 2017.

In accordance with ASHA practice, submission of a proposal is a commitment to be a registered participant of the convention.  Registration is not complimentary for accepted proposals, and exceptions to this policy must be authorized by the MSHA Central Office. 

  I have read the above policy and agree to register as a participant of the Convention in the event the following Call for Papers is accepted.

Contact Information

Complete Mailing Address of MSHA Liaison:  Each proposal must identify one person to serve as the liaison between MSHA and the authors of the submission. This individual is responsible for communicating information to the group of authors. The liaison must have an email address as this is the method MSHA will use to contact the individual

Name

E-mail

Street Address

City    State    Zip

Phone (Area Code/Number)

Session Parameters

Please Choose One In Each Category

Track

Instructional Level
Submissions at the intermediate and advance level are highly encouraged.

Session Type

The proposal encompasses:
(Check all that apply.  To check more than one item hold down the Ctrl button while making your selections)

Ages 
 

Content Areas 

If asked, would you consider presenting your submission in a different format (i.e., mini seminar, seminar, block seminar, poster, webinar)?
If yes, please check box.

Audiovisual Equipment Needs
Refer to Requirements for Submission for audiovisual requirements.

All rooms will be equipped with an LCD projector, with audio capabilities from your laptop, and one material table.

Important - Laptops are not provided - Please make arrangements to bring a computer for your presentations. MSHA will not be responsible for providing laptops on site.

MAC Users - If you are planning to connect a MAC to an LCD projector, you must bring the appropriate cords to adapt your MAC to the projector cord. The Convention Center does not provide MAC adaptor cords.

MAC users - please read and acknowledge the following:
I am aware as a MAC user I am responsible for bringing the appropriate adaptor cords.

PC Users - If you have a newer PC (two-three years old) check to see if your port is VGA or HDMI. If it is HDMI, you will need to either bring a converter or HDMI cord to make sure your computer connects to the LCD projector. Although hotels are beginning to supply the correct cords, not all hotels have updated their equipment to accommodate HDMI.

Indicate below any additional AV you will need for your presentation.

*Type of Computer you will be bringing

Additional AV needed

All AV requests are subject to approval by the Convention Committee. Approval of AV requests will be provided in the Presenter Confirmation Notification. AV is not provided for poster presentations.

Session Information

Title of Proposal: (Do not exceed 10 words)

Program Abstract (Maximum of 250 words)


Abstracts exceeding the maximum of 250 words will be edited.

Learning Outcomes

Well written learning outcomes are participant-oriented, measurable and observable.  Learning outcomes include ACTION words.  For example, words such as perform, identify, recall, distinguish, and differentiate are considered to be examples of action words acceptable to use when writing learning outcomes.  These words are easily observed and measurable.  Do NOT use words such as understand, learn or appreciate.  These words are vague and do not lend themselves to be observed or measured.   Click here for more suggestions for acceptable action words for Writing Measurable and Observable Learner Outcomes. 

Provide at least 3 outcomes.
At the culmination of this session, participants will be able to ....

1.

2.

3.

4.

Additional Presentation Information

Day(s) and or time(s) you cannot present
Title of any other presentation(s) submitted

I am planning to attend a Day Institute.  Please do not schedule my presentation on Friday.

Presentations About Products and Services

Courses providing information about a product or service are to use the following guidelines:

  • Must provide information in a scholarly manner regarding theoretical aspects related to the product or service and/or the details of operation.
  • Must disclose prior to the course that there will be limited or no information provided about similar products or services.

Will this presentation provide information about a product or services: *required field

If the presentation will provide information about a product or service, please provide the name of the product/service:

Will the presentation contain information solely on the product/service noted above:

Will similar products/services be introduced in the presentation:

Disclosure to Attendees
All presenters are required to provide appropriate disclosures prior to the start of their presentation based on the above disclosures.

Authors/Presenters

To submit more than four authors, complete a second form and include only the additional authors, title of proposal and indication in the Program Abstract field that the submission is for additional authors.

MSHA understands proposals that report research findings may represent the work of several individuals.  Occasionally, authors are unable to present with their colleagues.  Please check if the individual listed will not be able to present at the convention.

By each author's name, please list the order they are to be listed in the Convention program.

Presenter Disclosures: For each author/presenter a Financial and Non-Financial Disclosure must be submitted.

Financial Disclosure

Relevant financial relationships are those relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, gift, speaking fee, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options, or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial relationships can also include “contracted research” where the institution gets the grant and manages the funds and the individual is the principal or named investigator on the grant. For all financial relationships, indicate the institution providing the funding for salary, royalties, grants, etc.

Relevant non-financial relationships are those relationships that might bias an individual including any personal, professional, political, institutional, religious or other relationship. May also include personal interest or cultural bias.

 

First Author:


First Name Last Name

Degree/Credentials    Other

Email:

 Speaker order to be listed in the program

Employer/University

Bio

Author not attending the MSHA Convention

Please Check One    MSHA Member    Non Member

Does this presenter have any relevant financial relationships to disclosure *required field

If yes, please provide an explanation of the disclosure:

Does this presenter have any relevant non-financial relationships to disclose:  *required field

If yes, please provide an explanation of the disclosure: 

Grants/Research Funding

List all applicable grants and research funding.

 

Second Author:

First Name Last Name

Degree/Credentials    Other

Email:

Speaker order to be listed in the program

Emolyeer/University

Bio

Author not attending the MSHA Convention

Please Check One     MSHA Member  Non Member

Does this presenter have any relevant financial relationships to disclosure *required field

If yes, please provide an explanation of the disclosure:

Does this presenter have any relevant non-financial relationships to disclose:  *required field

If yes, please provide an explanation of the disclosure: 

Grants/Research Funding

List all applicable grants and research funding.

 

Third Author:

First Name Last Name

Degree/Credentials     Other

Email

Speaker order to be listed in the program

Employer/University

Bio

Author not attending the MSHA Convention

Please Check One    MSHA Member    Non Member 

Does this presenter have any relevant financial relationships to disclosure *required field

If yes, please provide an explanation of the disclosure:

Does this presenter have any relevant non-financial relationships to disclose:  *required field

If yes, please provide an explanation of the disclosure: 

Grants/Research Funding

List all applicable grants and research funding.

 

Fourth Author

First Name Last Name

Degree/Credentials     Other

Email

Speaker order to be listed in the program

Employer/University

Bio

Author not attending the MSHA Convention

Please Check One     MSHA Member   Non Member

Does this presenter have any relevant financial relationships to disclosure *required field

If yes, please provide an explanation of the disclosure:

Does this presenter have any relevant non-financial relationships to disclose:  *required field

If yes, please provide an explanation of the disclosure: 

Grants/Research Funding

List all applicable grants and research funding.

 

For additional authors, complete a second form and include only the additional authors, title of proposal, and indication in the Program Abstract field that the submission is for additional authors.

 

    

For questions on the submission, completion, or content for the Call for Papers, contact MSHA Central Office.

 
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