Program > Participation Guidelines

Limits on Presentations

The Committee on Meetings, with members drawn from all of the cosponsoring societies, has put into place some guidelines to help encourage a wide and diverse set of presenters. These guidelines are as follows:

Each participant may do up to one (1) activity from each of categories A–I:

A. Deliver a main presentation (one of the following):
    · Present an invited paper;
    · Serve on an invited panel;
    · Present a regular or topic contributed paper;
    · Present a regular or topic contributed poster;
    · Serve as a discussant, panelist, or other presenter in a topic contributed session.
B. Chair a session.
C. Present an invited poster.
D. Present an Introductory Overview Lecture.
E. Teach a short course or workshop for the Continuing Education Program.
F. Lead a roundtable luncheon or speak at a speaker luncheon.
G. Present in a first-time invited memorial session (first time a memorial session has been submitted and designated for a particular deceased person).
H. Present in a Late-Breaking session.
I. Serve as a discussant in an invited session.

The participation rules do not preclude individuals from being co-authors of as many papers as they wish or from organizing multiple sessions. Only the JSM Program Chair, with ample justification, can grant any exceptions to the above rules.

Key Dates

  • June 1 - 30, 2012
    Regular Registration

  • July 1, 2012
    Late Registration

  • July 5, 2012
    Housing Deadline