WELCOME IMSH 2018 Presenters
Thank you for presenting educational and scientific content at
18th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH 2018).
This page is your one stop for presenter updates and information as you prepare
your for the meeting.
REQUIRED! Presenter Registration
All presenters at IMSH 2018 are required to register for the
All presenters are responsible for their own IMSH registration
fees, travel and lodging expenses. Discounts on IMSH registration fees
are not available for presenters at the meeting.
IMPORTANT!! Bring Your Own Laptops or Tablets to Present
You will present your electronic files (PowerPoint, Keynote, Prezi,
etc) from your own computer, laptop, or tablet at the meeting. A
projector will be provided. Please bring the appropriate adapter so you
can connect your device to the projector. Your connector must connect
from your device to a standard HDMI or VGA port.
Connection Testing Center
An AV Connection Testing Center will be located in the SSH
Presenter Center, Room 509B at the LA Convention Center. You will be able
to test drive your presentation device connection with the meeting projector
system, run through and update your presentation, and obtain assistance from
the meeting AV staff. We will have a limited supply of additional
connectors available in the event you misplace or forget your own.
Each room will be set with one projector and screen and a sound
Additional AV equipment is not
Each room will be set with 1 easel flip chart and table top flip
charts. Additional flip charts and markers are available in presenter center.
Course materials will not be printed by SSH. If you are providing handouts, please print
these materials and bring with you or ship to your hotel addressed to you. There is a business center onsite and local
print shops in the area if you chose to print course materials once in LA.
IMSH Presenter Center
Put the final touches on your presentation, get AV assistance,
upload your final electronic files, and obtain assistance with all of your
presentation and technical needs in the IMSH Presenter Center, located in 509B,
on the second level of the LA Convention Center.
Use of Institutional Logos in Electronic Presentation Materials
It is acceptable to display your institutional/commercial entity
logo, in a non-promotional manner, on the first slide of your electronic
Presentation Template for IMSH 2018
We encourage you to utilize the IMSH 2018 Presentation Templates
when creating your electronic presentations. If you choose to use a
format other than PowerPoint, please contact us to obtain any necessary design
2018 PPT Templat
Presenter schedule conflicts have been resolved to the extent
possible. If schedule conflicts remain for presentations you are involved in,
please make every effort to resolve them within your presenter team(s). To view
when your course is scheduled, log into the
Submission Portaland click on your accepted course. Rapid Fire Sessions will be scheduled by
th. They will be
held during the general sessions occurring Monday, January - Wednesday, January
IMSH Planner Reservations for Faculty
Faculty for educational courses have been automatically added to
the IMSH Planner (previously Agenda Builder) for courses taught, and will
receive continuing education credit.
Audience Response System (ARS)
We will be utilizing Turning Technologies cloud ARS system, ResponseWare
for this meeting. If you have requested
ARS, you will be contacted separately with further instructions.
Session Title, Overview and Learning Objectives
Your Course Title, Learning Objectives and Session
must match what are currently published. Your learners will
evaluate the degree to which you adhere to your published learning objectives
in their course evaluation. These items may have been edited. You can
check to be sure these items are consistent with the presentation you are
preparing by referencing your course listing in the
All rooms have been assigned based on the enrollment we are
projecting for your course and your selected delivery format. You may locate
your assigned room in the Submission Portal, or in the full program book once
you arrive onsite. A link to floor plans of each room can be found here (PDF). Please
note, these floorplans cannot be changed.
Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships
It is the policy of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare
(SSH) to insure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all
educational activities. All individuals in a position to control content
of SSH educational or scientific content must disclose the name of commercial
interests producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing healthcare and/or
simulation-related goods or services with which the individual and his/her
spouse or partner has had a relevant financial relationship within the past 12
Please review the definitions below of “commercial interest”,
“financial relationships”, “relevant financial relationships”, and “conflict of
interest” to ensure compliance with this policy.
Commercial interest: A “commercial interest” is
defined as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing
healthcare and/or simulation-related goods or services used on patients.
Providers of clinical service directly to patients are not considered
Financial relationships are those relationships in which the
individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property
rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock
options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or
other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles
such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including
contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership or advisory
committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which
remuneration is received, or expected. Relationships of the individual’s spouse
or partner are to be included as those of the individual.
Relevant financial relationships:
Financial relationships with commercial interests are relevant
if they have occurred in the 12-month period preceding the time the individual
is involved in controlling SSH educational and/or scientific content.
There is no minimal dollar amount considered for relationships to be considered
relevant. Inherent in any amount is the incentive to maintain or increase
the value of the relationship.
Conflict of Interest: Circumstances create a conflict
of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect SSH educational or
scientific content about products of services of a commercial interest with
which he/she has a relevant financial relationship.
Non-Promotion of Relevant Financial Relationships during
Required Verbal Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships
Note that at the beginning of an SSH educational presentation,
course directors and all contributing faculty members must verbally disclose
relevant financial relationships, and list those relationships on
electronic presentation materials used during the presentation.
Cooperation with this requirement is essential. Faculty will be evaluated
on whether or not disclosure was made.
If financial relationships exist that are not related to the
topic being presented, these relationships do NOT need to be disclosed.
If relevant financial relationships exist, in addition to verbal
disclosure at the beginning of the presentation, faculty must discuss how the
content has been adjusted to avoid the introduction of commercial bias during
the presentation. For example, faculty may state that:
“I am covering topics other than those represented by my
relationship with (Name of commercial entity).”
“I will not be presenting this content in a promotional manner.”
“I will not endorse (name of commercial entity) during this
“Another faculty member is covering content related to this
“There will be no case studies or activities presented that in
any way represent past, current or prospective clients of (name of commercial
Any recommendations made during this presentation are
evidence-based, or consistent with current consensus-based simulation
Educational content delivered by individuals with relevant
financial relationships will be monitored by a member of the SSH Education
Committee Content Advisory Team.
Promotional Activity Restriction & Non-endorsement of
Endorsement of commercial entities, products, goods and services
is not permitted in learning sessions that award contact hours. This will
be strictly enforced.
In addition, faculty using equipment or materials for
instruction during presentation of accredited content must refrain from
endorsement of commercial products or companies during the presentation.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the SSH Office of
Continuing Education, 866-730-6127.