We are pleased to invite dynamic industry experts, educators, practitioners, and authors to submit a Call for Abstracts form if they wish to present at the AHDI Annual Convention & Expo (ACE) taking place July 31 - August 3, 2013 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Upon submission of a call for abstracts form, the ACE Program Committee will review the submitted form and if they feel the presentation outlined in said form is a fit for the program, they will contact the presenter/applicant immediately. Deadline for submission is January 15, 2013. Good luck with your submission!
Electronic Call for Abstracts Form
The Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity is the world’s largest professional membership association in the medical transcription field. The mission of AHDI is to lead the evolution of medical transcription through industry wide awareness, advocacy, and by elevating the professional status and knowledge-base of its practitioners.
We encourage each presenter to consider the critical time of transition the industry finds itself in and the importance of personal and professional evolution and growth as we move into the future. It is critical that we discuss only the most relevant topics at our annual convention as we continue to secure a vital role for the documentation specialist in modern healthcare. For more information on our program and the meeting location, please visit the Annual Convention & Expo website at www.ace365.org.
Speakers are responsible for all costs associated with attending the Annual Convention & Expo, including airfare and housing. Speakers will receive complimentary registration for the day of their presentation. Additional days will be at prevailing rates.
As an AHDI presenter, you get valuable visibility before your colleagues, business associates, and employers or employees, as well as numerous networking opportunities. You will contribute to the professional development of medical transcription managers, supervisors, practitioners, educators, and students while helping to advance best practices in medical transcription.
Criteria for Selection
Criteria for selection will include innovation, relevance, and items of on-the-job, academic, and professional interest from entry-level to advanced. However, greater emphasis will be placed on intermediate to advanced level abstracts. The committee is seeking contributions that provide participants with practical approaches to current issues and problems and forward-looking and insightful information and guidance on the evolving roles of medical transcriptionists.
Submitting an Abstract
Potential speakers may submit their Abstract by completing our Electronic Call for Abstracts Form.
Notification of Acceptance
If an abstract is chosen by the Program Committee to be included in the program, the presenter will be contacted directly by a committee member.
Proposal Guidelines & Requirements
Limit speaker panels submissions to no more than four (4) presenters. Panel members should represent different organizations or areas of practice and present various perspectives.
You may submit more than one session proposal; however, the Program Committee may accept only one proposal for presentation.
Finalize presenter participation prior to submitting proposal. The Committee will not consider proposals without completed contact information, and the signature(s) indicating all proposed presenter(s) have agreed to participate in the session.
Include a catchy, interesting title that corresponds with the session description and learning objectives and clearly expresses the goal of the session.
Include 3 to 5 specific learning objectives for attendees, and a 150- to 200-word session abstract. The learning objectives should correspond to skills attendees will learn from the session and apply to their own work.
Include the estimated time requirement. (Presentations may be 1 or 2 hours in length, including approximately 10 to15 minutes for questions and answers.)
If the abstract is chosen, presenters must submit a jpeg image of themselves.
Presenters should not submit presentations that have been given at other AHDI conferences in the past.
Evaluation of Proposals
The Program Committee will review all proposals based on the following criteria:
Call for Abstracts Form–The Committee will not review proposals that do not provide complete presenter contact information, the signature of each presenter, 3 to 5 learning objectives, 150- to 200-word session abstract, or other required information.
Content–Sessions should address original research or case studies, innovative practices, creative solutions, and the future of medical transcription. Presenters should be sensitive to the potential over-commercialization of products and/or services discussed in the context of their sessions. Presentations that focus only on the commercial aspects of a product or service are not permitted.
Learning objectives–should be clearly stated and achievable for the presenters in the given time frame. They must be valuable for a participant’s career development.
Panels–If the presenters are balanced in addressing different aspects of a topic.
Known presentation skills–If the presenters have already been seen at a previous AHDI or component events, how recently or often, and whether or not the audience rated the presentation highly.