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Presentation Guidelines

  • Presentations must be compatible with PowerPoint 2010
  • All presentation slides must be formatted for 16:9 display.

Download the 2018 PowerPoint Template (PPT) to use for your presentation(s). For information on how to check your display ratio and change it (if needed), refer to:

Presentation Upload

Starting Monday, August 6, you will be able to upload your presentation(s) for the 73rd Annual Meeting of the ASSH.  You should have received an email from [email protected] with your login credentials.  If you did not receive this email or misplaced it, please contact [email protected] and they’ll assist you with logging into the advance submission website.  Thank you.

Speaker Ready Room

The Speaker Ready Room will be located on the second level of Hynes Convention Center in Room 200.  The hours (in Eastern time zone) are:

 Tuesday, September 11  6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
 Wednesday, September 12   6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
 Thursday, September 13  6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
 Friday, September 14  6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
 Saturday, September 15  6:00 AM - 4:00 PM  


Video, Audio and Flash Element Guidelines

  • All video and audio files must be submitted separately.
  • Format must be Quicktime, MPEG, MP4 or WMV. European formats will NOT be accepted (PAL or SECAM).
  • All Flash elements need to be embedded into a PowerPoint slide and programmed to rewind so they restart at the beginning.
  • Flash files (.SWF) must be submitted with your presentation in case reprogramming is needed.

For 4:3 videos: 

  • Resolution should be no smaller than (4:3) 800 x 600 but should be 1024 x 768. 

For 16:9 videos: 

  • Resolution should be no smaller than (16:9) 720 x 480 but should be 1920 x 1080 


Patient Safety Credit Hours

Did you know that maintenance of licensure in some states (including Pennsylvania and Texas) and membership in ASPS & ABOS requires patient safety credit hours? ASSH is ready to meet this changing education need with the help of our course faculty.

In Patient Safety education emphasis is placed on the system of care delivery that:

  1. prevents errors;
  2. learns from the errors that do occur; and
  3. is built on a culture of safety that involves health care professionals organizations and patients.

The following list of topics will satisfy the patient safety/risk management requirement:

  • Improving medical records and record keeping
  • Reducing medical errors
  • Professional conduct and ethics
  • Improving communication among physicians and with other health care personnel
  • Communication between physicians and patients
  • Preventive medicine education
  • Health care quality improvement 
As long as the CME activity falls within these topics, you can count it toward the patient safety/risk management requirement. The course does not have to state, and very likely may not, that it is a patient safety or risk management course.  Click here to read a complete description of what qualifies as Patient Safety education.
If any portion of your lecture qualifies as patient safety education in accordance with what is provided in the description above let your ASSH Staff Liaison know so that we can note this for participants’ CME claim for their patient safety credits.  Credits are compiled for the course as a whole so even as few as 2 minutes of your lecture could add up.  Please remember to include this information when you submit your handouts (if applicable) by Friday July 6.

For all other questions please contact us via email at [email protected].

Presenter Travel and Registration

All presenters are responsible for their own travel, hotel and registration costs at the ASSH Annual Meeting.