2023 Programming Submission FAQ
Q: What types of programming can I submit?
Scientific Symposium Presentation: A 90-minute session consisting of three themed, 30-minute presentations. A submitter can propose one 30-minute presentation for inclusion in the program, or submit multiple presentations that when combined form a session. The Scientific Programming Committee (SPC) will select and assemble submissions for the program. Depending on the content, a session may be delivered as a panel, debate, or a forum to ensure a topic is thoroughly explored. All speakers are subject to approval by the SPC.
Career Development Session: A 60-minute session that explores a topic directly related the Career Development Track’s themes. Sessions should be appropriate for mid-career and early-career scientists. Creative delivery formats, including skill-building activities and hands-on experiences, are encouraged.
Rapid Fire Presentation: A 10-minute presentation that is followed by 3 minutes of Q&A on the latest scientific topics. New research, insights, and ideas are especially appropriate for this program.
Hot Topic: A 60-minute session that explores the latest science and innovation in a field and discusses its pain points and challenges. Each of the three scientific tracks offers two Hot Topic sessions, which may be delivered as a symposium, discussion panel, roundtable, debate, case study, or other format that engages the topic in depth.
Q: When are programming submissions due?
Proposals for Symposia, Career Development sessions, Hot Topics, and Rapid Fires are due Thursday, September 22, at 5:00 pm ET.
Q: What information do I need to submit with each proposal?
Presentation Title: A submission must have a short, specific presentation title (containing no abbreviations) that indicates the nature of the presentation.
Scientific Tracks: All submissions must align to a specific track. Proposals that do not relate directly to a track will not be considered.
Gap Analysis: What gap in a pharmaceutical scientists' knowledge does this program fill? Why do you believe there is a gap? (max 500 words)
Learning Format and Audience Engagement Details: Does your content lend itself to an interesting delivery? Could this be a panel or debate? How can we best engage the attendee during this session? (max 250 words)
Target Audience: Who will benefit most from attending this session? (max 250 words)
Presentation Description: A brief description of what would be covered in this talk. Additionally, if you are submitting this as one piece of a larger, 2-hour symposium, please note that here and submit each 30-min talk separately. (max 500 words)
Learning Objectives: Complete the sentence, “Upon completion, participant will be able to….” When writing learning objectives. Use action words to begin each objective, such as list, describe, define, demonstrate, conduct, etc.
Three learning objectives are required for Symposia, Hot Topics, Rapid Fires, and Career Development sessions.
Proposed Speaker(s): First Name, Last Name, Email, Affiliation, and Job Title are required fields.
Q: What are the two tracks around which NBC is organized?
- Advances in Therapeutic Development Across Modalities
- Turbocharging Innovation in CMC --: Driving Back to Rational Drug Design
Q: How do I withdraw my proposal?
If you have submitted a proposal but would like to withdraw, log into the submission site, click on your session, and select “Edit Session.” You may then use the dropdown to change the submission status to “Withdrawn.” All withdraws must be completed by the submission deadline. Proposals that are not withdrawn will be reviewed.
Q: When will submitters be notified regarding acceptance/rejection?
Submitters will be notified in November 2022. If you submitted a session idea and have not received an accept/reject by that time, contact [email protected].
You do not have to be a member to submit a proposal. Non-members may create accounts without joining in order to submit a proposal.
If you do not have an account with AAPS, click “Create Account” under the New Users tab. Once you create an account, you may be taken to the Communities Page, depending on how you entered the account-creation process. Return to https://www.abstractscorecard.com/cfp/submit/LoginSSO.asp?EventKey=FMOSGXVH and sign in under Existing User with your new username and password to begin your submission.