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Roundtable Tips

Roundtable discussion topics will be accepted January 18 – March 30, 2023.

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 the ASA meetings department for registration information.

To aid productive discussion, roundtables will take place in several rooms, organized by general theme/topic, on Thursday, September 28. 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:

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

During the Roundtable:

  1. Arrive at the table five minutes prior to the starting time.
  2. Distribute questions and handouts.
  3. 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.)
  4. Encourage active participation from everyone.
  5. Allow reasonable time for each planned question.

At the Conclusion of the Roundtable:

  1. Briefly summarize the discussion and thank all participants.

Key Dates

  • November 11, 2022 – December 21, 2022
    Online Session Proposal Submission - for Parallel Sessions and Short Courses
  • January 18, 2023 – March 30, 2023
    Online Proposal Submission for Roundtables
  • January 18, 2023 – April 11, 2023
    Online Proposal Submission for Posters
  • April 13, 2023 – May 18, 2023
    Invited Abstract Submission Open for Accepted Parallel Sessions
  • June 15, 2023
    Conference Early Registration Opens
  • July 10, 2023
    Student Travel Grant Deadline
  • August 16, 2023
    Conference Early Registration Ends
  • August 31, 2023
    Best Poster Award Deadline
  • September 5, 2023
    Hotel Reservations Deadline
  • September 27, 2023 – September 29, 2023
    2023 ASA Biopharmaceutical Section Regulatory-Industry Statistics Workshop