As a Healthcare Engineer, you’re on the front lines. We know this is an unprecedented and challenging time right now, and we want to ensure that we can provide you with the resources, tools and education you need. 

To do this, we’ve simplified the call for presentation form to just three simple questions- your name, contact info, and a topic you’d be willing to share information on during MWHCEC, Oct. 12-14, 2020. Consider submitting a lesson you’ve learned, a process you’ve implemented, or a goal you’re working toward. The form will take less than 45 seconds to complete.

The programming committee will compile these responses and vet the topics; if they would like to engage in a deeper discussion, they will reach out by April 27.

Thank you for the work you’re doing to keep your facilities, patients and staff safe. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. 

The following guidelines apply to any and all persons who submit proposals for MWHCEC and agree to be present if selected. Exceptions to any of these policies shall be solely at the discretion of MWHCEC. Agreeing to present a concurrent session denotes acceptance of these guidelines.

1. Sessions are scheduled on October 12, 13 and 14 and are 60 minutes in length. Only submit a proposal if you are available to present on any of these dates.

2. Proposals will be scored/chosen according to the degree to which:

(a) The submitted proposal is thoughtfully and thoroughly completed with enough detail to enable an assessment of items (b) - (i). Incomplete submissions of those that fail to adequately answer required questions about the presentations content, format, and value will not be considered.

(b) The presentation is relevant to the conference theme.

(c) The topic is timely in the Healthcare Engineering Industry.

(d) Speaker demonstrates relevant experience and expertise.

(e) Presentation will provide new and valuable information.

(f) Presentation will be of interest to a wide audience.

(g) Presentation does not focus on a particular product or service.

(h) Presentation involves a case study and takeaways applicable to other Healthcare Engineers.

(i) Multi-speaker sessions include a variety of experts and/or stakeholders. 

3. Submissions which include a Healthcare Engineer or Healthcare Facility Owner's Representative as a presenter will be raked higher than those with vendors only presenting.

3. Most sessions are slated for a 60 minute speaking slot; certain workshop sessions may be slated for a longer duration as required by the content.

4. Presenters participate as volunteers and as such are not compensated for their participation in MWHCEC events.

5. Accepted presenters will receive complimentary event registration on the day they speak.

6. Presenters are expected to meet all deadlines for submission of materials and information related to their sessions, as outlined in the presenter packet.

7. Presenters will arrive at their speaking engagement a minimum of 15 minutes before the session is scheduled to begin and  fully prepared for their presentations, with all speaking points, slideshows, and materials compiled and ready.

8. Presenters will secure advance permission from the copyright holder(s) when using copyrighted materials as part of their presentations.

9. MWHCEC may audio or video record sessions or take photographs during the event. Presenters agree to have their likeness included in any MWHCEC media for promotional uses after the event.

10. Presenters agree to have the biographical information used at the discretion of MWHCEC for the purposes of event marketing and promotion.

11. In the event that a presenter needs to cancel, he/she will immediately turn over a copy of his/her materials intended for the event to MWHCEC so that a replacement presenter may use the materials in preparation of executing the session. In the event of cancellation, the presenter must reimburse MWHCEC for any expenses the organization has incurred for his/her participation in the event. 


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