Roundtable Tips

Roundtable discussion topics will be accepted January 18 – March 30, 2022.

When you submit a roundtable topic, you will automatically be considered the roundtable leader, so you cannot submit more than one roundtable discussion topic. Enter your name and contact information as the organizer and author. Note that if you have a co-author and/or organizer, they will not be automatically registered for the roundtable; you must contact ASA meetings for registration information.

To aid productive discussion, roundtables will take place in several rooms, organized by general theme/topic, on Wednesday, September 21. Each table will accommodate 8–10 participants. Please limit the number of speakers for each table to two.

The following are guidelines for roundtable leaders that will help ensure a successful session.

Prior to the Roundtable:

  • Develop 3–4 key questions to prepare for a lively and focused discussion.
  • Print handouts of the questions for the attendants.

During the Roundtable:

  • Arrive at the table five minutes prior to the starting time.
  • Distribute questions and handouts.
  • Encourage participants to introduce themselves at the beginning: background and motivation for participating in the discussion. (Tip: Ask if anyone has specific questions to be asked at the beginning, so they can be included with the pre-planned questions.)
  • Encourage active participation from everyone.
  • Allow reasonable time for each planned question.

At the Conclusion of the Roundtable:

  • Briefly summarize the discussion and thank all participants.

Key Dates


  • June 15, 2022
    Conference Early Registration Opens
  • August 17, 2022
    Early Conference Registration Closes
  • August 29, 2022
    Hotel Reservations Deadline
  • September 1, 2022
    Registration Cancellation Deadline
  • September 20, 2022 – September 22, 2022
    2022 ASA Biopharmaceutical Section Regulatory-Industry Statistics Workshop
  • Program Participants

  • January 18, 2022 – April 12, 2022
    Online Proposal Submission for Posters
  • January 18, 2022 – March 30, 2022
    Online Proposal Submission for Roundtables
  • April 14, 2022 – May 18, 2022
    Invited Abstract Submission Open for Accepted Parallel Sessions
  • May 25, 2022 – June 9, 2022
    Session Editing
  • July 7, 2022 – August 24, 2022
    Abstract Editing
  • July 8, 2022
    Student Travel Grant Deadline Student Travel Grant Deadline
  • July 15, 2022
    Speaker/Participant Registration Deadline
  • August 19, 2022
    Short Course materials due from Instructors
  • August 31, 2022
    Best Poster Award Deadline