Call for Workshops

for the 23rd Annual International Meeting

The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine will again offer an interactive opportunity at this year's conference. We invite you to submit a workshop proposal for the 23rd Annual International Meeting, November 14–17 in San Francisco. If you would like to submit a proposal, apply here by Wednesday, April 30, 2018.

Workshops formats could include:

  • An interactive and novel approach to common challenges in the clinical practice or a focus on "hot button" or evolving issues that are newly recognized.
  • A hands-on opportunity to hone a specific clinical skill, with ample time set aside for practice, interaction and discussion.

Workshops ideally could include case discussions, role plays and simulations, live demonstrations, and opportunities for practicing specific skills. Each workshop is 1–1/2 hours in length. Workshops will be selected to maximize participation, ensure a broad diversity of topics, and ensure proposals are of the highest quality and match the perceived needs and interests of participants. The most successful workshops are excellent presentations that also leave the audience with specific “deliverables” (for example, an annotated bibliography, a CD with PowerPoint presentation, specific curricular tools, worksheets, and/or videos) that allow attendees to more easily replicate ideas, curricula or enact change as presented.

Workshop attendance is limited to 20–40 participants.

Workshop proposals must be submitted online to the ABM office no later than Monday, April 30th, 2018. The ABM Program Planning Committee and its subcommittees are responsible for reviewing all workshop proposals; the committee reserves the right to refuse any proposal without cause.

All workshops are 90 minutes. Please note:

  • ABM does not waive registration fees or reimburse expenses for workshop presenters.
  • ABM does not provide computers or Internet access for workshop presentations.
  • Each workshop may have no more than a total of four presenters.
  • All handouts and visual aids are the responsibility of the presenters.
  • Any special equipment (such as audience response systems, SmartBoards, or simulators) brought in for educational purposes must be approved by ABM prior to arrival onsite.
  • An LCD screen is available onsite; please specify if you will need it for your workshop.
  • Shipping of special equipment for workshops is the responsibility of the presenters.

Submit your proposal today.
Deadline: Monday, April 30, 2018

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