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For a layout of your room, please click here: Room Layouts

Monday, January 20, 2020 - Wednesday, January 22, 2020.

San Diego Convention Center & Marriott Marquis

New for IMSH 2020 is the manner in which content is categorized. This year, the content tracks are specific to the intended audience for the topic.

The intended audience categories chosen for this year’s meeting are:

  • Administrators
  • Educators
  • Innovators
  • Operations Specialists
  • Researchers

For a full description of the Course Content Categories, please click here: IMSH_Content Categories_IMSH

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 port.

Connection Testing Center

An AV Connection Testing Center will be located in the SSH Presenter Center, Ballroom 6A, San Diego 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. 

AV Provided

Select rooms will be set with one projector and screen and a sound system. Additional AV equipment is not available.  For flip charts and markers stop by presenter center to pick up what you need. 

Thank you to those presenters who selected to present without AV.  These courses have been designed to be interactive and do not require the use of AV. For those presenters that selected to present without AV, you will NOT have a projector, screen, or sound system available. The following rooms do NOT have AV available:

Marriot: Laguna, Oceanside, Vista, Point Loma, Palomar, Carlsbad, Malibu, Newport Beach, La Costa, Catalina, La Jolla

For a layout of your room, please click here:

You can find your room by looking for your course in the SSH Mobile App or Event Planner link. 

Course Materials

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 San Diego


Faculty are able to utilize the SSH Events App to upload course materials.  This is a new feature of our app and allows those who have selected your course to download course materials.  We encourage you to use the new feature!  You will receive an email from our app vendor, CoreApps, in the next week.  his email will come from an email address.  Please check your spam filter and contact if you do not receive the email by January 9th, 2020.  

Session Title, Overview and Learning Objectives


Your Course Title, Learning Objectives and Session Overview 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 submission system

Course Delivery Formats 

Immersive courses (4 hours)

Saturday, January 18th, 2020, local area simulation centers, 1:00 - 5:00 PM. 

Preconference courses (4 hours)

Saturday, January 18th, 2020, San Diego Convention Center from 8:00 - 12:00 PM or 1:00 - 5:00 PM. 

Panel Presentations (60 minutes)

Hands-on Workshops (60 or 90 minutes)

Hot Topics (15 minutes)

Hot Topic sessions are set up as a Round Robin style.  Ten separate tables will be setup with one presenter at each table.  A moderator will signal when presenters should begin their presentation. Presenters are allotted 10 minutes to present their topic and 5 minutes to participate in a Q&A. After the 15 minute session, a moderator will signal when time is up and attendees will move to the next presenter. The moderator will start the time again and you will repeat your presentation for the next group of attendees. You will repeat your presentation for a new set of attendees. This process will repeat throughout the length of the session. Your presentation should be 10 minutes with 5 minutes available for a Q&A. A monitor will be provided. You must bring your own laptop and connector. 

SPECIAL NOTE: A rehearsal for Hot Topics will occur Sunday, January 19th, 2020 at the Marriott Ballroom D from 5:00 - 6:00 PM.  Stop by to get a look at the room and ask any questions!

Please review the detailed document of delivery formats regarding specific submission requirements for each type: CallContent_Course Delivery formats


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