STUDENT CALL FOR PAPERS
2018 MSHA CONVENTION
Tan-Tar-A-Resort
Osage Beach, MO
April 6-10, 2017

Deadline for Submission: November 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
2000 East Broadway, PMB 296
Columbia, MO 65201
msha@showmemsha.org
Phone: 888-729-6742
Fax: 888-729-3489

Prior to completing this form, please read the form completely to insure 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, including professionals and students.  Any 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:
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:  All student technical sessions/case study presentations will have an LCD projector available for use during the presentation.  If your presentation cannot conform to using a LCD, please specify AV needs and provide an explanation.  Your request will be taken under consideration.  Speakers making computer presentations must provide their own laptop computers.  AV is not provided for poster sessions. MAC users must provide their own conection cords to the LCD Projector.
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:  (1) Quality, (2) Distribution of subject matter, timeliness, popular demand, etc., (3) Program balance (i.e. basic, applied research, poster, etc.), and (4) 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   
  Student Poster Presentations  provide a unique opportunity for dialogue between the presenter and the attende, 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.  
  Student Case Study/Technical Sessions provide an opportunity for students to present information of scientific investigation and/or case study and principle results.  Students provide information verbally in 15 minute sessions to include 5 minutes for questions and answers.  An LCD projector will be available for all case study/technical sessions.

Please complete the following form and submit (via the website) by November 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 Student Contact:  This person could be the lead author or the student chosen by the group to be the main contact between the authors and MSHA. 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 Check One In Each Category

Track

Instructional Level

Session Type

MSHA Student Research Award

The MSHA Student Research Awards were created to recognize outstanding student research presentations. Awards will be based on the quality of the presentation at the meeting as judged by experienced clinicians and university faculty. If your proposal is accepted for presentation you may choose to have your presentation considered for a MSHA Student Research Award. Please indicate your academic level (at the time of submission of your proposal) as well as the presentation category by selecting the appropriate category below: (You must be a MSHA member to participate.) 

 

Audiovisual Equipment Needs
All student technical sessions/case study presentations will have an LCD projector available for use during the presentation.  Speakers making a computer presentation must  provide their own laptop computers.   If your presentation cannot conform to using a LCD, please contact the MSHA Office.  Your request will be taken under consideration.  AV is not provided for poster sessions.  If you wish to rent AV equipment or bring your own, you must confer with the MSHA Office.  The Tan-Tar-A Resort assesses fees for any AV equipment, including that which is borrowed or loaned.  Fees for unauthorized equipment will be the responsibility of the presenter unless a previous arrangement was made with the MSHA Office.

Mac Users - Please note that AV companies are equipped for PCs.  If you are planning to use a MAC with an LCD projector, you must bring the appropriate cords to adapt your MAC to the PC LCD Cords.

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

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 will be required to provide appropriate disclosures prior to the start of their presentation based on the above disclosures.

Authors/Presenters

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.

 

Student Supervisor:

First Name Last Name

Degree/Credentials Other

Email:

University Program

Other

Author not attending the MSHA Convention

Please Check One:  MSHA Member    Non Member 

Presenters:

First Student:

First Name
Last Name

Degree/Credentials

Student Classification

Email

Speaker order to be listed in the program

Employer/University

Author not attending the MSHA Convention

Please Check One: MSHA Member   NonMember 

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 Student:

First Name
Last Name

Degree/Credentials

Student Classification

Email:

 Speaker order to be listed in the program.

Employer/University

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 Student:

First Name
Last Name

Degree/Credentials

Student Classification

Email:

 Speaker order to be listed in the program.

Employer/University

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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