Presenter information for the virtual Annual Meeting can be found below.

Q: Where do I upload my poster?
A: Presenters have been sent an invitation with a link to the site and their login credentials.

Q: My poster was accepted, but I haven’t gotten an invitation to present.
A: The submitter or first person listed on the author string received the invitation to present and was responsible for sharing the information with the authors. If another person will be presenting, please contact education@ameriburn.org. An invitation will be sent to the new presenter and the listed presenter will no longer have the tasks associated with the presenter. NOTE: The presenter is REQUIRED TO REGISTER for the annual meeting. Register here.

Q: What is the deadline to have my poster ready?
A: Posters must be uploaded by March 1, 11:59PM Central.

Q: What type of file does my poster need to be?
A: The ePoster Gallery site will only accept a single .pdf file. If there is more than one page in the file, only the first page will be uploaded.

Q: How do I create a .pdf file?
A: If you are using PowerPoint, MS Word, or any other Microsoft Office program you can simply select “Save as Adobe PDF” from the File Menu (do not choose XPS as a file extension when saving). More.

Q: How do I add narration to the poster?
A: You have the opportunity (this is not required) to add narration in the ePoster Gallery site after you upload the poster file. Once the system processes the file (it may take a few minutes) you will click on the POSTER NARRATION task. Click the blue START RECORDING button and follow the directions on the site. You will be asked if conferenceharvester.com can have access to your microphone, click YES. After approving the recording, the narration will be added to the poster automatically.

Q: The site says my poster is not published yet. How long does it take?
A: Most of the time the poster will be ready in a few minutes. When you upload a poster, it goes into a queue with every other poster from all CadimiumCD ePoster Gallery clients. If hundreds of posters are uploaded at the same time, it could take a few minutes to a few hours. It is best to allow a little time after you upload the poster.

Q: What if I don’t like the narration I added?
A: You can re-do the narration as many times as you need to before saving the narration. You may also update the narration after you save it if you need to make changes later.

Q: How long should the poster presentation be?
A: You have a maximum of 5 minutes for the narration. You are not required to add narration.

Q: Why do I have to add a question?
A: Questions are required so we can provide as many types of CE as possible.

Q: When are posters shown during the Annual Meeting?
A: Posters will be available OnDemand 24/7 for the entirety of the annual meeting, beginning April 7 continuing for 6 weeks after.

Q: How do attendees ask me questions about my poster?
A: Each poster will have a dedicated Q&A text-based chat feature where attendees can ask questions or post comments.

Q: How will I know if someone comments on my poster?
A: The site will not notify you if someone comments on your poster. Please check back regularly to answer questions that attendees have posted.

Q: Do I have to register, or can any author on the abstract register?
A: The presenter must be registered for the annual meeting. Register here.

Q: Is there a discounted registration price for students?
No: We suggest you join the ABA for the student price of $80 (administrative fees are waved) and then you will be eligible to pay the Member, Non-Physician price of $400. Join here.

Q: My abstract was accepted for correlative session, but I haven’t gotten an invitation to present.
A: The submitter or first person listed on the author string received the invitation to present and was responsible for sharing the information with the authors. If another person will be presenting, please contact education@ameriburn.org. An invitation will be sent to the new presenter and the listed presenter will no longer have the tasks associated with the presenter. NOTE: The presenter is REQUIRED TO REGISTER for the annual meeting. Register here.

Q: What is the deadline to have my presentation ready?
A: Slides and narration must be uploaded by March 1, 11:59PM Central. Presentations not uploaded by March 1 may be eliminated from the program.

Q: How many slides can I upload?
A: You may upload as many slides as you want.

Q: What file format do I need to use for the presentation?
A: Accepted file types: PowerPoint (.ppt. .pptx, .pps, .ppsx), Keynote (.key), Adobe Acrobat (.pdf)

Q: The site says my presentation is not published yet. How long does it take?
A: Most of the time the poster will be ready in a few minutes. When you upload your slides, the upload goes into a queue with every other file upload from all CadimiumCD clients. If hundreds of files are uploaded at the same time, it could take a few minutes to a few hours. It is best to allow a little time after you upload the slides.

Q: How do I add narration to the slides?
A: Once the system processes the file (it may take a few minutes) you will click on the PRESENTATION NARRATION task. Follow the steps on the speaker management site.

Q: How long does the presentation need to be?
A: You can add a maximum of a total of 10 minutes of narration to the slides.

Q: Do I need to add narration to every slide?
A: No, you can just click forward and add narration to the next slide. Clear steps are listed on the speaker management site for adding the narration and timing.

Q: What if I don’t like the narration I added?
A: You can re-do the narration as many times as you need to before saving the narration. You may also update the narration after you save it if you need to make changes later.

Q: Why do I have to add a question?
A: Questions are required so we can provide as many types of CE as possible

Q: Are all the authors listed on the presentation or just the presenter?
A: The full abstract will be shown with the full list of authors for each correlative no matter who the presenter is.

Q: Do I have to register, or can any author on the abstract register?
A: The presenter must be registered for the annual meeting. Register here.

Q: Is there a discounted registration price for students?
No: We suggest you join the ABA for the student price of $80 (administrative fees are waved) and then you will be eligible to pay the Member, Non-Physician price of $400. Join here.

LIVE & ONDEMAND COURSES

Q: When is my session scheduled?
A: Some sessions will be live streamed April 7-9 and the others will be OnDemand only. Those sessions that are streamed will also be available OnDemand after April 9th. The first listed course director for OnDemand courses were sent an email letting them know that their session would not be live. Please contact your co-course directors if you are unsure about your course. The full meeting schedule can be accessed here.

Q: What is the deadline to have all of the course content uploaded to the drop box folder?
A: March 1, 11:59PM Central.

Q: How are my presenters supposed to record their presentations?
A: The presenters can use any software they prefer to record their presentations. Zoom, Go-to-Meeting and other video-based meeting applications are quite easy to record. If a presenter needs help recording, they can request a Zoom meeting with the ABA here, and we’ll record the presentation in Zoom at that time. Presenters must have slides/presentation ready and be prepared to record. All requests for assistance with recording need to be made by Jan 29. No recording times will be booked after Feb. 18.

View our instructional video here.

Q: Why do I have to add a questions this year?
A: Questions are required so we can provide as many types of CE as possible for the online enduring materials.

LIVE STREAMED

Q: My course is live streamed, what do we need to do?
A: For the live streamed courses, we are asking that you upload the presenters pre-recorded presentations by March 1 so that the ABA can edit them together. The conference technical support team will play the video live and then all speakers can participate in a live question and answer session with the meeting attendees. We are recommending the pre-recording of the presentations to limit the possibility of technical difficulties of having multiple presenters back-to-back in live streamed course all day.

Q: My course will be live streamed; how will attendees ask questions?
A: The speakers and course directors will be onscreen; attendees cannot use their cameras or microphones to ask questions, they’ll only be able to type questions in the Q&A window. Each course will have a side window where the attendees can ask questions, post comments, and see other questions/comments. One of the course directors or a selected moderator can answer the questions as they come in or can let you know what questions are being asked so the speakers/panel can address them. Attendees can “up vote” questions they would like to have answered as well to help you in deciding what questions to spend time on.

Q: How long should the presentations be in the live streamed course?
A: You can determine how long you want each presentation to run. Please note that the live streamed courses are shorter than the proposal requested. We recommend leaving 10-15 minutes for live Q&A/Discussion at the end of the presentations.

ONDEMAND ONLY

Q: My session is OnDemand, what do I need to provide for the meeting?
A: The course directors are responsible for having their speakers record their presentations and uploading the .mp4 file to the drop box folder for your session. The first Course Director listed on the session was emailed a link to the folder. If you did not receive an email, ask your co-course directors if they did.

After you upload the pre-recorded presentations, the ABA will edit them together in the order of speaker listed on the agenda you provided in the agenda upload task.

You may also add any additional handouts or resources to the drop box folder, and they will be included in you course. If you have specific requests, contact us at education@ameriburn.org.

Q: How long should the presentations be?
A: You can determine how long you want each presentation to be.

Q: How much time do I have for the entire course?
A: 2 hours maximum

Q: My course is OnDemand, how do attendees ask me questions or leave comments for the course?
A: Each course will have a dedicated Q&A text-based chat feature where attendees can ask questions or post comments. We recommend adding discussion questions to facilitate conversation. You may want to add one discussion question per week to keep the conversation going.

Q: How will I know if someone comments on my course?
A: The site will not notify you if someone comments or asks a question. Please check back regularly to answer questions that attendees have posted. You may want to create a schedule with your co-course directors to ensure someone is checking the questions and discussion threads.

Q: My SIG was approved for CE, is it still?
A: Yes, if you were approved for CE, you can still offer it for your SIG meeting. You will need to upload your agenda and all speakers will need to be registered for the meeting. For more information, please see the SIG WEEK page.

Q: I was asked to give a presentation for an Education Forum, how will I give my presentation?
A: You will pre-record your presentation. For a LIVE STREAMED session, the Virtual Meeting tech staff will play the video with the others scheduled for the session. AFTER the presentations have been played, there will be a Q&A/Panel discussion. You will use a Zoom meeting link to login for this.

Q: What do I need to do for an OnDemand presentation?
A: Record the presentation and upload it to the drop box using the link provided by your course director.

Q: How long should my presentation be?
A: Your course director has planned the agenda for the session. S/he will let you know how much time you have.

Q: What if my presentation is longer than my allotted time?
A: Your presentation may be edited to fit the time frame or potentially dropped from the agenda.

Q: Why do I need to pre-record if the Education Forum is being streamed live?
A: We are asking Course Directors to have their speakers pre-record their presentations to minimize the potential for technical difficulties playing slides, spotty Wi-Fi connections, or video feeds failing.

Q: How do I record my presentation?
A: You can use Zoom, Go-To Meeting, MS Teams or any other video meeting platform to record on your own. Here is a link for help using Zoom.

Q: What if I need help?
A: You can schedule time with Susan Gell-Horton until 2/19. Using this link, you can access her calendar to pick a time that works for you. A meeting invite with a Zoom link will be send to you. You need to be prepared to record with your slides at the time of the meeting.

Q: Do I need to use my camera?
A: Yes. We are asking everyone to use their camera to help with audience connection.

Q: Where do I send my recorded presentation?
A: Your course director can provide a link to a dropbox folder.

Q: If I am participating in a Q&A/Discussion, when do I need to login to the meeting link?
A: Login 15 minutes before the scheduled Q&A/Discussion time.

Q: What should I expect when I join the Zoom Meeting?
A: You will be “on hold” in the zoom room until the discussion time (the tech staff will let you know when they are about to show the zoom room live). The virtual meeting tech staff will show the zoom room live in the session (only those attending the annual meeting will be able to see the zoom room).

Q: How will participants ask questions during the live Q&A/Discussion?
A: Meeting attendees WILL NOT be on camera – they will type questions/comments in a chat window for all to see.