Three 45-minute sessions will be selected for presentation from among proposals submitted by SIGs on-line between January 15--31. The three sessions will follow the morning Presidential Symposium and precede the lunchtime review of posters. (Thursday, October 24 from 12:00 – 12:45 pm)

You may choose to identify and feature a single expert to present a brief overview of her/his work in the special-interest area followed by a Q&A session (perhaps facilitated by a smart-phone based automatic response system). Or perhaps you might go with a dialogue format involving two or three experts, followed by Q&A. A SIG may opt for an “Ask the Expert” session where people could bring cases, ask questions, obtain advice, etc. It’s up to you to decide and propose.

  1. Three 45-minute "Meet the Expert" sessions will be selected for presentation. 
  2. "Meet the Expert" sessions are scheduled concurrently on Thursday, October 24, 12:00 - 12:45 pm, immediately following the morning Presidential Symposium and immediately preceding lunch (served in the Exhibit Hall/Poster Review area).
  3. The featured expert may be introduced by SIG leader or introduce him/herself with a brief (5-minute) overview of his/her work in the field. Session will then open, using the following recommended formats: 
    a) Prepared cases (recommended maximum of 3
    b) Questions from the audience 
    c) Combination of a & b.

    SIGs may also choose to structure the session as an open forum Q&A with a pre-assigned facilitator "interviewing" and/or facilitating presentation of cases followed by audience questions.
  4. CNS will apply for CME accreditation for Meet the Expert Sessions. If your proposal is accepted, we will follow up with SIG representative to secure additional information and/or disclosures.

Information Required on Application:

  1. Proposed Expert
  2. Topic
  3. Mode of Presentation
  4. Learning Objectives
  5. AV needs (including optional smart-phone based Automatic Response System)