CAGP-CCSMH Pre-conference course:
New this year! We are pleased to invite you to submit a lecture or course proposal for the CAGP-CCSMH Pre-Conference Course (formerly the Update in Geriatric Psychiatry), to be held in Halifax on Thursday October 11, 2018 (immediately preceding the CAGP-CCSMH Annual Scientific Meeting).
The deadline for submission is March 1st, 2018.
All sessions must allow for at least 25% interactivity. Lectures or courses must either review concepts in a special subject area or present advanced material on a circumscribed topic relevant to Geriatric Psychiatry practice. They can address any CanMEDS role.
Lecture: A one-hour session, generally focussing on one major topic. We encourage learning experiences that actively involve participants
Course: A 3 ½ hour session designed to emphasize learning experiences that actively involve participants and include the opportunity for formal exchange with faculty and other participants. Audience size may be limited as determined by the course director in conjunction with the CAGP. A course may consist of three to five separate talks around a similar theme with a question period or other form of interactivity.
Proposal Submission Format
All proposals must include:
We request that session proposals be submitted in English, however if a French-language session is preferred, please indicate that in your proposal.
All proposals will be peer reviewed by reviewers selected by the Pre-Conference Course Planning Committee. The Committee may accept or decline proposals.
The deadline for submitting a proposal is March 1st, 2018.
Session organizers will be notified of decisions no later than May 1st, 2018.
A strong proposal will have the following characteristics:
After acceptance decisions have been made and the scheduling for the meeting is underway, any cancellations and schedule changes are very disruptive. Therefore, it is very important that session organizers obtain firm commitments from their invited speakers before submitting their proposal. We are unable to guarantee that scheduling requests will be granted. When asking speakers to commit to the session, organizers should inform them that the session will be scheduled on Thursday October 11. We cannot schedule or move a session to accommodate the availability of speakers.
All speakers are required to register for the Pre-Conference Course. Registration will not be waived or reduced for speakers. The CAGP-CCSMH is not able to provide any financial assistance, stipends, waived or reduced registration, travel assistance, or paid lodging to speakers. Organizers are responsible for making this clear to their speakers before submitting a proposal.
For Session Organizers
Once a course or lecture has been accepted and listed online, cancellation imposes a serious burden. Do not submit a proposal if you are uncertain that you will be able to fulfill your obligation to organize and conduct the session.
March 1st, 2018
Deadline for submitting a proposal for Pre-Conference Course
May 1st, 2018
Notification of acceptance sent to organizer
You must submit your proposal in Microsoft Word format. Please email your submission to Dr. Andrew Wiens c/o email@example.com.
If you do not receive confirmation of receipt of your proposal within 24 hours, please call Sue Ranta or Emily Rourke at (905) 415-3917.
Questions about the proposal format or process can be directed to Secretariat Central (firstname.lastname@example.org).