CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

The Texas Osteopathic Medical Association (TOMA) announces its Call for Presentations for the 66th MidWinter Conference, February 3 - 6, 2022. Presenters willing to share their expertise and enhance growth in the osteopathic profession are invited to submit topics/discussion that will attract dedicated osteopathic and allopathic professionals committed to enhancing patient care and medical practice management through the continuing education process.

 


SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 12, 2021

Presentation proposals must be submitted online and no later than September 12, 2021. Please read the following guidelines carefully before submitting your proposal.

CRITERIA FOR APPROVAL

Presenter(s) must be an Osteopathic physician (DO), MD, or PhD and/or a certified specialist in their field. Topics must be evidence-based.

PRESENTATION PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  2. Presentation Title
  3. Session Description: description must accurately represent your session and will be included in the conference program
  4. Learning Objective(s) (at least 3)
  5. Core Competencies (select at least 1 core competency)
  6. Professional Practice Gap and Educational Need

Note: Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.

POLICIES

  1. PRESENTATIONS THAT MARKET SPECIFIC SERVICES OR PRODUCTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED, NOR ARE PRESENTATIONS OF THIS NATURE ACCEPTABLE AT THE CONFERENCE.
  2. TOMA reserves the right to withdraw a speaking opportunity to a speaker for failure to follow the policies outlined.
  3. Proposals must be accompanied by a bio/resume/vita for each presenter and feature an accurate session description.
  4. Speakers who are selected must submit session handouts (PDF) by the deadline.
  5. TOMA intends to live-stream and/or record all lectures so that physicians may access CME event content digitally. If you are not willing to allow recording or live-streaming of your presentation, do not submit a proposal.
  6. An LCD projector, laptop, screen, wireless microphone and sound system will be provided in each session room. Additional audio-visual requirements must be submitted via the submission form for consideration. REQUESTS ARE SUBJECT TO APPROVAL BY TOMA.
  7. TOMA reserves the right to select any, or none, of the submissions it receives. A proposal may be outstanding but inconsistent with the program committee goals and objectives duplicate another session, etc.
  8. TOMA reserves the right to change the agenda — including but not limited to the amount of time allotted to the speaker.
  9. Travel, accommodations and meal expenses are the responsibility of all presenters.
  10. If a speakers employment changes, they must notify TOMA of the change immediately in writing. Email notices to Jill Sutton at [email protected]. TOMA reserves the right to re-evaluate any submission based upon a change of employment.

REVIEW PROCESS
Proposals will be reviewed by the Conference Planning Committee and then notifications of acceptance/rejection will be sent.

NOTIFICATION and CONFIRMATION
Final acceptance notification will be sent, via email in mid-September. Presenters need to reply to the notification email with their acceptance or declination by late-September.


Why Present?

Presenter Benefits

  • Visibility, recognition and credibility within the industry.
  • Participating in the growth of your profession and the DO community.
  • Networking opportunities.
  • Presenters receive one additional credit as a presenter. If your session is worth one CME hour you receive two.
  • One-night hotel stay at conference location.
  • Honorarium: One full complimentary registration (valued at $395 for members, $495 for non-members).

Confirmed Presenters Obligations

  • Submit a finalized PDF of presentation on or before January 15, 2022. Presentation will be uploaded to the TOMA website prior to conference. PRESENTATIONS NOT RECEIVED BY DEADLINE WILL NOT BE POSTED ONLINE.
  • During your presentation, PROVIDE EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL ONLY and abide by TOMA’s policies as outlined — including no specific marketing of any product or service.