Prior to completing this form, please read the form completely to ensure all of the information requested is provided including the following:
Speaker Disclosure for each Presenter
Email address for each Presenter
Bio for each Presenter
accordance with ASHA practice, submission of a proposal is a commitment to
be a registered participant of the Convention. Registration is not
complimentary for accepted proposals, and exceptions to this policy must
be authorized by the MSHA Central Office.
Abstract: The Program Abstract is the direct copy for printing abstracts. It should be carefully prepared and proofread since it is printed as submitted. The abstract should not exceed 250 words. The Association reserves the right to edit abstracts for space and grammatical errors.
Outcomes: Learning Outcomes are
behavioral statements reflecting the knowledge/skills participants are expected
to demonstrate following participation in the session. Learning Outcomes are written in the format, At the culmination of the
session the participant will be able to (e.g.,". describe the function of the swallowing
station. list three
considerations in selecting candidates for cochlear implants.)
Click here for guidelines for Writing Measurable and Observable Learner Outcomes
Biographical Sketches of All Presenters: Biographical
sketches include the name of the presenters, their affiliations (i.e., practice
settings) and contact information.
Instructional Level: All presentations must indicate level of instruction
utilizing the following descriptions: Submissions at the intermediate and advanced level are highly encouraged.
This level assumes the audience has little or no information within the areas covered so that the
focus of the presentation is based upon general orientation and increased
This level assumes the
audience has general familiarity with the literature and professional
practice so that the focus of the presentation is upon increased
understanding and application by the participant.
This level assumes total familiarity with current literature and professional practice in the
area. The focus is upon recent advances, future directions and application of research.
Equipment Needsmust be indicated on the form below.
Additional AV requests on-site will not be arranged or paid for by MSHA.
Sessions seating less than 60 will not be issued a microphone unless
authorized by the MSHA Central Office. All rooms will be equipped with an LCD projector, with audio capabilities from your laptop, and one material table.
Important - Laptops are not provided - Please make arrangements to bring a computer for your presentations. MSHA will not be responsible for providing laptops on site.
MAC Users - If you are planning to connect a MAC to an LCD projector, you must bring the appropriate
cords to adapt your MAC to the projector cord. The Convention Center does not provide MAC adaptor cords.
Be prepared to connect to both VGA and HDMI connections.
Handouts: In the interest of
defraying some of the expense associated with presenting at the Convention,
MSHA offers online posting of handouts to all presenters.
Handouts must be sent in an electronic format to the MSHA Office.
Omit unnecessary images and photos. Include only those relevant to the topic. If your
presentation contains a large number of images resulting in a large file,
we may find it necessary to convert your handouts to text only.
Handouts are limited to 20 pages. Handouts containing more than 20 pages will not be posted to the website and will be returned to the presenter to edit.
Forward handouts to
email@example.com no later than March 7, 2019. Handouts will be posted online two weeks prior to the Convention. The appointed liaison will receive email reminders to facilitate this process should you wish to post handouts online.
Policies for Accepting Papers and Suggestions:
The Convention Planning Team will be guided in the selection of proposals by the following criteria: quality, distribution of subject matter, timeliness,
popular demand, etc., program balance (i.e. basic, applied research, poster,
miniseminar, short course, etc.) and broad-based membership participation.
Each proposal must designate a liaison. The liaison will be contacted via
email no later than mid-December with the Convention Planning Team's
decision regarding acceptance or decline of proposals. The
liaison is responsible for relaying information from MSHA to all authors of
must not be used by members or nonmembers to promote, take
orders for, or sell products or materials.
Presenters are required to disclose to participants (prior to the presentation) any
proprietary interest in any product, instrument, device, service, or
materials discussed in a presentation as well as the source of compensation
related to the presentation.
All program presenters are expected to follow accepted procedures to protect human
subjects. Such procedures might include possession of evidence of a statement from a Human Service Review
Committee authorizing the study as one that adequately protects the human
subjects, possession of evidence informed consent and signed release from all
subjects or clients approving the use of data or clinical materials for
presentation in a public forum (essential for clinical material or presentations
involving videotapes), or evidence from written material presented in response
to this Call for Papers that would indicate that subject or client identity has
been appropriately protected.
Professional Poster Presentations provide
a unique opportunity for dialogue between the presenter and the attendee
and are an excellent format for presenting information that lends itself
readily to display. Authors must construct a poster exhibit that can stand alone in conveying
information. The completed display should contain the title and author(s), the statement of purpose,
and if it is a scientific investigation, the principle results. Both content and appearance of posters must be of high quality. Dimensions of display boards provided by MSHA are 4ft (H) by 6ft (W).Presenters may be requested to present posters a minimum of one
hour to a maximum of two hours. Presenters are urged to have additional handout information available for
distribution at the poster session. The abstract should not exceed
provide maximum flexibility for members. A variety of session types including
panels and symposia may be proposed. Presentations can include, but are not limited to: reports by research teams of long-term and or extensive research programs; descriptions or demonstrations of innovative
clinical or programmatic procedures; descriptions of approaches
to unique problems or populations and clinical/professional issues. Seminar presentations may
be proposed in the following lengths:
Round Robin: Do
you have something interesting you wish to share with your Missouri
colleagues, but are hesitant to submit an hour presentation? In addition to
the typical paper submissions we have had available in the past, this year
MSHA will be continue the opportunity for the professionals in our field
to collaborate and share ideas. The format will be similar to the student
technical sessions with a 10-15 minute stand-and-deliver and five minutes for
question and answer after each presentation. This is a wonderful
opportunity to share cases for which you would like input/brainstorming or to share successful therapy strategies, techniques,
materials or programs you created! To submit an idea, please e-mail
Leanna Lawrence directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, credentials,
workplace setting, topic title, and a brief description of your topic.
Deadline is September 20, 2018. These Roundtable presentations will be presented on Thursday, evening.
Small Group Discussions: Would you like to volunteer to facilitate a small group discussion on a topic of interest with participants who would also share their experiences? The small group facilitator would open the topic with relevant background information, questions to consider, and/or comments to start the dialogue among the participants. The session would last for 30 minutes with a 30-minute repeat. Participants would then rotate to a second discussion group for 30 minutes. Topic could include: apraxia, early childhood, phonological disorders, autism, fluency, literacy, RTI, vocabulary, intervention strategies/techniques, scheduling, etc. Contact Leanna Lawrence (email@example.com) with your idea/topic; include the following information: name, credentials, workplace setting, topic and brief description of the area(s) for discussion. The deadline is September 20, 2018. The small group discussion session will be held during the regularly scheduled Convention days.
Please complete the following form and submit (via the website) by
September 20, 2018.
For questions on the submission, completion, or
content for the Call for Papers, contact
MSHA Central Office.