Call for Speakers
2017 LAMA/ATA 33rd ANNUAL MEETING
April 25-27, 2017
Extended deadline for abstract submissions: Monday, November 7, 2016
LAMA’s mission is to enhance the quality of management and care of laboratory animals throughout the world and advance the laboratory animal management profession through education, knowledge exchange and professional development. This year we want YOU to be a part of developing our leaders and future leaders within the industry. LAMA and ATA are gearing up for a fantastic program this year.
* The program committee requests that talks be as interactive as possible.
** Breakout Sessions do not have PowerPoint included. If this is needed it must be requested on the submission form.
***LAMA or ATA are unable to provide travel costs or waive registration for program speakers and facilitators. You must be registered for the event to present.
We are soliciting presentations on the following topics: Presentation Suggestions
Topics for Breakout Session/ Panel Discussion: Breakout Session/ Panel Discussion
2017 Call for Speakers Form
Topic submissions should be designed specifically for one of the following formats: special topic seminar (20-30 minutes), or 30 min-1 hour breakout session/round table discussions as a topic facilitator.
Abstract submissions should consist of published or unpublished presentations, or new solutions for facility management, on aspects of laboratory animal husbandry management. The platform special topic presentations are typically 20-30 minutes in length and are grouped together by general category. The requirements for submitting abstracts and proposing educational session topics are listed below.
The extended deadline for abstract submissions is Monday, November 7, 2016. Abstract and topic submission for this year’s annual meeting will be handled through the Program Committee. To contact the Program Committee, click here.
If you choose to submit a topic, please note that you must include the title, brief description, and names and contact information for any suggested panelists, speakers, or leader. Once the submission undergoes review and acceptance, any substitution or addition of speakers must be approved by the Program Committee.
If you choose to submit an abstract, please follow the guidelines below and provide complete information. This will greatly assist the Program Committee in their review process and enable the correct assignment of your abstract to the appropriate program session.
Special Topic Seminars
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Speakers should prepare their presentations as carefully and thoroughly as they would any scientific paper. Each speaker should be aware of what other seminar speakers intend to present, and the seminar leader should guide the speakers in preparation of their presentations so that a coordinated set of information is presented in the seminar topic area.
Twenty to thirty minutes is allotted for each seminar, and this limit should not be exceeded unless approved by the Program Committee in advance. There are two to four seminars scheduled each morning and afternoon, with attendance being anywhere from 100 to several hundred. Because the seminar should allow for discussion among the speakers and the audience, five to ten minutes of the seminar time should be reserved for this purpose. The speaker should interact with the seminar moderator to assure that the speaker can be heard at the back of the room. It is requested that all audience participants be required to identify themselves. And, in order to stimulate discussion, speakers should preplan several questions to initiate a discussion.
Panel Discussions/ Breakout Sessions (to be determined based on topic and abstract submissions)
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Panel Discussions/ Breakout Sessions offer participants an opportunity for hands-on experience in a variety of laboratory techniques. Time allotments may vary, but most breakout sessions are scheduled for a morning or afternoon session lasting 30min – one hour each. Usually there are two repeating sessions (with a break) of the same topic to allow participants to attend more than one topic. Breakout audiences are small, with registration generally limited to a range of 20 to 30 participants in order to assure adequate opportunity for information exchange and sharing experiences. It is the responsibility of the facilitator to check the room for the required equipment and to distribute handouts.
Breakout Sessions submissions should include the following:
- What participants will learn
- Target audience
- Contact information for topic leader(s) and faculty
- Equipment/supplies needed
The Annual Meeting Program Committee will meet to review submissions and prepare the program. Speakers will be notified of the committee’s decisions no later than December 1, 2016.
Power Point Submittal
Once your presentation has been accepted you will be sent an invite to our Dropbox to upload your power point presentation for review. Please submit in Power point or PDF format only. Presentations will be preloaded in order of program agenda.
LAMA or ATA are unable to provide travel costs or waive registration for program speakers and facilitators. You must be registered for the event to present.
2017 Call for Speakers Form
Any questions concerning the meeting or submitting a presentation please contact:
Kim Benjamin – LAMA Program Chair – firstname.lastname@example.org 404-861-2870
Johnny Wilson – LAMA Program Co-Chair – email@example.com 610-701-1878
Kathi Schlieff – firstname.lastname@example.org 763-235-6483