NCSHLA Call for Papers

The NCSHLA Convention / Conference Committees announce the CALL FOR PAPERS for the Fall Conference and the Annual Convention.

Carefully read all instructions before completing and submitting this form. (Note: Failure to follow instructions may result in rejection of the proposal.)

2017 Audiology Fall Conference - November 17-18, 2017
Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center, Durham, NC
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2017

2018 Annual Convention - March 7-9, 2018
N. Raleigh Hilton, Raleigh, NC
Submission Deadline: September 15, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions For Presenters

Instructions for ALL Presenters

Requirements for ALL Submissions:

Policies for Accepting Papers and Suggestions
The Convention/Conference Committee will be guided in the selection of papers, seminars, short courses and posters by the following criteria: (1) Quality, (2) Distribution of subject matter, timeliness, popular demand, etc., (3) Program balance (i.e. basic, applied research, poster, session, short course, etc.), and (4) Broad-based membership participation.

The professional program can not be used by presenters to promote, take orders for, or sell products or materials.

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 date 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.

Audiovisual Equipment
Each meeting space will be equipped with a LCD, audio, video, screen, podium with a corded microphone and one wireless lavaliere. NCSHLA will not provide laptops OR AV equipment for poster sessions.

MAC Users - If you are planning to use a MAC with an LCD projector, you must bring the appropriate cords to adapt your MAC to the PC LCD cords.

In the interest of defraying some of the expense associated with presenting at the convention, NCSHLA will post all presenter handouts to the website two weeks prior to the convention.

• Handouts must be sent in an electronic format to the NCSHLA 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.

2016 Fall Conference:
Forward handouts to no later than October 1, 2016. Handouts will be posted online one week prior to the conference.

2017 Annual Convention:
Forward handouts to the Central Office at no later than March 1, 2017. Handouts will be posted online one week prior to the convention.

Presenters who do not submit their handouts by the deadline will be required to bring handouts for attendees. Presenter’s email will be posted on the website for attendees to request the handout.

Description of Call for Papers Fields
Program Abstract: The Program Abstract is the direct copy for printing the abstracts. It should be carefully prepared and proofread. The abstract should not exceed 50 words. NCSHLA reserves the write to edit any abstracts that contain more than 50 words.

Learning 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, "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

Instructional Levels: All presentations must indicate level of instruction utilizing the following descriptions:

Introductory: This level assumes the audience has little or no familiarity with the literature and professional practice with the areas covered.

Intermediate: This level assumes the audience has general familiarity with the literature and professional practice with the area covered.

Advanced: This level assumes total familiarity with current literature and professional practice in the area.

Biographical Sketches of All Presenters: Biographical sketches include the name of the presenters, their affiliations (i.e., practice settings), and a brief description of their qualifications for presenting the proposed session. (Note: Biographical Sketches are not vitae or resumes, but are brief narratives of no more than 50 words.)

Session Types
Poster Presentations provide a unique opportunity for dialogue between the presenter and the attendee, 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 principal results. Both content and appearance of posters must be of high quality. Presenters are urged to have additional handout information available for distribution at the poster session. The abstract should not exceed 250 words. Student poster presentations must have a Faculty Advisor.

Session provide maximum flexibility for attendees, and a variety of session types including panels and symposia can be proposed. Presentation can include, but are not limited to: (1) Reports by research teams of long-term and/or extensive research programs; (2) Descriptions or demonstrations of innovative clinical or programmatic procedures; and (3) Descriptions of approaches to unique problems or populations.

Short Courses should focus on clinical-professional issues for large audiences. They should provide formal instruction on a current topic of wide professional interest.

Submission of the Call for Papers indicates acceptance of the policies outlined above for convention registration, program content and agreement for not using the presentation as a method for selling products.

Online Submission Form

Please complete the form below to submit your presentation proposal.

Presenter Information

50 words or less.

Audio/Visual - An LCD projector and 2 wired lavaliere mics will be provided for all sessions. Any changes to audio-visual requests must be made in writing 30-days prior to the Convention/Conference. On-site requests for changes to audio-visual equipment will not be honored.


Enter name, degree, job title, place of employment and city for each presenter or speaker.

Include full name, credentials and city. e.g. John Doe, PhD - Raleigh, NC

Educational Objectives

List three. Please use suggested verbs listed.

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