If you are interested in organizing a topic-contributed session, contact the member of the program committee chairing the section/society that best fits with your topic.

Before JSM

  • Advise presenters and discussants to follow the participation guidelines.
  • Identify all participants in each session.
  • Confirm the attendance intent for speakers to participate at the meeting.
  • Maintain contact with participants, ensuring deadlines for submitting abstracts and draft papers are met.
  • Make sure the chair has received draft manuscripts from each speaker by May 15, 2015.

Note: Non-member invited speakers can have their registration fee waived upon a written request from the section or society Program Committee chair received at the ASA by March 31, 2015. Please email your request(s) to


  • Assist the chair in any way required, including chairing the session if necessary.
  • Check the program changes document for any last-minute changes.