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Hilton San Diego Bayfront
One Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
Speaker Ready Room
The Speaker Ready Room is located in Indigo 204AB (Level 2). All presenters are required to go to the Speaker Ready Room the day before their session takes place to upload their presentation (computers are available to preview your slides). This room will be open during the following hours:
- Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
- Thursday, March 14, 2019, 6:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
- Friday, March 15, 2019, 6:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Saturday, March 16, 2019, 6:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
- You should arrive at the front of your session room (Indigo Ballroom Salons ABEF, Level 2) at least ten minutes in advance of your session (or the session that precedes yours if there isn’t a break in between). ASTRO Education staff and an AV tech will be there to give instructions and acquaint you with the AV set up on the stage.
- Please stay within your presentation time limits. You will be able to view a timer that will be operated by the AV Tech.
- You are required to disclose before your talk (more information is below).
- Presentations must be objective and free of commercial bias for or against any product or device. Slides and/or reference materials shall not, by their content or format, advance the specific proprietary interests of a commercial entity.
- All clinical recommendations must be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients. All scientific research referred to, reported or used to support or justify a patient care recommendation must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis.
- Presentations must give a balanced view of therapeutic options. Faculty use of generic names will contribute to this impartiality. If trade names are used, those of several companies should be used rather than only that of a single supporting company.
- Presentations must offer a balanced view of current medical practice that includes discussion of all available therapeutic products, including benefits and risks associated with each.
- Presentation materials must not include any commercial logos.
- Presentations must be HIPAA compliant (e.g., will only use de-identified patient information and/or will obtain written consent from the patient).
Effective Educational Practices
- Talk titles should inspire curiosity. If you update your talk title, please send it to ASTRO staff so they can update the program.
- Consider making your talk case-based with decision points throughout. Use decision points as opportunities for attendees to take one minute and speak to one another about what they would do. People learn more when they collaborate.
- Spend less time on slides and more time on discussion, questions and answers, and attendee engagement. Be sure you know when your session will be addressing Q&A.
- All speakers, regardless of whether your presentation has been emailed to ASTRO staff or not, must check in at the Speaker Ready Room and review their presentation.
- If you do not upload your file AT LEAST two hours prior to the start of your session, the risk for AV problems is significant; we recommend uploading the day before your session takes place.
- Please see the "Building Your Presentation" section below for file formats that are allowed. If your presentation contains any video or audio, please submit your files to the Speaker Ready Room as early as possible due to additional processing time that may be required.
Speakers and moderators are required to disclose the following, if applicable, to the audience at the beginning of their presentations and in accordance with ACCME standards and Food and Drug Administration requirements:
- The existence of any financial or other relationship you have with the manufacturer(s) or any commercial product(s) or provider(s) of any commercial services discussed in an educational presentation.
- Any vested interest or their intention to discuss off-label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or devices.
Remember that you will need to display your session’s disclosure slide(s) before presentations begin.
Building Your Presentation
- Remember to remove any banners/templates from other meetings/symposia. We recommend you use the meeting's PowerPoint template for your slides. Remember to conclude your presentation with a summary slide that outlines the key points and take-home messages from your talk.
- All the screens will be a 16:9 widescreen ratio. If your presentation is in the older 4:3 ratio rather than 16:9, your presentation will be “pillar boxed” on the wider screens.
- All electronic files must be submitted using one of the formats listed below:
- PowerPoint 2016 or earlier version
- Drive should be FAT32, NTFS, or ExFAT formatted
- Video playback: MP4, WMV (other formats may require conversion)
- Even though most video files are embedded in the .pptx file, you should have copies of all files available in case conversion is required.
- YouTube and other online videos will need to be downloaded and inserted (instead of linking to the online video).
- PDF Reader: Adobe Acrobat
- It is important that your movies do not completely fill the screen. In the meeting room you will only have a mouse to advance your slides. You can only advance your PowerPoint by clicking on the slide, not the movie itself.
Arriving in the Session Room
You should arrive at the front of your session room (Indigo Ballroom Salons ABEF, Level 2) at least ten minutes in advance of your session (or the session that precedes yours if there isn’t a break in between). ASTRO Education staff and the AV tech will be there to give instructions and acquaint you with the AV set up on the stage. It is essential that each presenter stay within the time limits. A timer will be operated by the AV tech to ensure this.
The full text of the abstracts selected for oral and poster presentation will be available on the meeting website and the online conference planner. All abstracts will be published in a supplement of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics.
All abstracts are embargoed and remain confidential until the opening ceremony of the Symposium. If you have any questions about the embargo policy, please contact ASTRO’s media relations team.
Social Q and A
In every session, and in addition to floor microphones in the room, attendees can use their own electronic devices (phone, tablet, laptop) to submit questions to the speakers and moderators. Attendees will be able to see the questions that others people have asked, and can up-vote questions that they want answered.
Speakers may also utilize the technology to poll the audience with interactive, audience response questions. For more information on polling, please view the speaker training guide. To submit polls, complete the poll submission form and email the form to Natalie Cain.
Once attendees visit the Social Q&A link in their browser, they will navigate to the appropriate session and, if necessary, select the appropriate speaker from the given list when asking a question.
- Compatible with phones, tablets and laptops.
- Navigate to the session you are currently attending.
- Submit questions to meeting faculty and up-vote questions from other attendees.
- Respond to interactive, audience response polls.
- You will receive a printed Pocket Program when you check in on-site. While there are some blank notes pages in the Pocket Program, please remember to bring a notebook or laptop for your own personal use if you plan to take extensive notes.
- Disclosure information will be available online for committee members and faculty. In addition to being available online, disclosure slides will be shown at the beginning of each session. Disclosure information will not be printed in the Pocket Program.
- All abstracts will be published in an issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics (Red Journal). Full text of the abstracts is embargoed until the opening ceremony of the symposium, but will be available online for attendees to download during the symposium.
Exhibit Hall Location and Hours
The Exhibit Hall is located in the Indigo Ballroom Salons CDGH (Level 2) at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront and will be open during the following hours:
- Thursday, March 14, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
- Friday, March 15, 7:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Continental breakfast will be provided Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the Exhibit Hall.
Morning coffee breaks will be provided in the Exhibit Hall on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Afternoon coffee breaks will be provided Thursday and Friday.
Lunch will be provided on Thursday and Friday in the Exhibit Hall.
Meeting Evaluation and Certificates of Credit
- To be eligible to receive continuing education credit, attendees must complete the online evaluation by April 15, 2019. To access your evaluation, log into ASTRO Academy with your ASTRO credentials. Please only evaluate the sessions you attended.
- CME certificates of credit are only available to participants who have completed the online evaluation tool. Participants will have online access to their certificate upon completion of the evaluation. Participants can access, print and save their certificate from ASTRO Academy.
- Physicist attendees will not receive certificates of credit from ASTRO. The names of physicist attendees will be sent to CAMPEP 45 days after the meeting.
- Even if you do not require continuing education credits, we do appreciate your valuable feedback and encourage all attendees to complete the electronic meeting evaluation.
Posters will be on display for viewing on Thursday and Friday in the Exhibit Hall (Indigo Ballroom Salons CDGH, Level 2). Posters will be removed on Friday, March 15, in the afternoon. The Poster Reception will take place Thursday evening, March 14, in the Exhibit Hall.
Age Requirements for Attendees
Due to the detailed nature of the programs and forums, no one under the age of 18 will be admitted to any official symposium function. This includes, but is not limited to, all symposium sessions and the exhibits/food room.
No audio recording, video recording or flash photography is permitted at any time during the meeting.
For questions related to housing, registration and travel, contact the Meetings Department.
For all other questions or concerns, contact Natalie Cain.