This event is jointly sponsored by the American Society for Microbiology

Workshop Speaker Information

The following information can be found in invited participant letters of invitation. Please note that the following information does not apply to every invited participant. Please review your letter of invitation for specific information pertinent to your role.

Presentation Materials
Deadline: March 3, 2014

All presentations must be in PowerPoint format. All speakers’ PowerPoint presentations are included in the Final Program. Your presentation should be approximately 45 minutes followed by 15 minutes of audience discussion and questions. Please refer to the online program to determine the order in which you will present.

Submitted presentations will be provided to the AV technicians prior to the workshop and pre-loaded in your workshop room prior to your presentation. Please bring a copy of your presentation on a thumb drive as back up or in the event you have made changes to your presentation since originally submitted.

Deadline: March 3, 2014

ASM’s CME accreditor, The France Foundation (TFF), requires that all speakers complete a Faculty Disclosure statement. This statement is necessary for your presentation to be eligible to receive CE credit. As an ACCME accredited provider, TFF must ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its directly or jointly sponsored educational activities. Therefore, any person who is in a position to influence or control the content of a CME activity must disclose any financial interest or other relationship with a commercial interest producing healthcare goods or services that has a direct bearing on the subject matter of the CME activity. A relevant financial interest or other relationship may include such things as grants or research support, employee, consultant, major stockholder, member of speaker’s bureau, etc. that has occurred for any dollar amount over the past 12 months. The intent of disclosure is not to prevent a speaker with a relevant financial or other relationship from making a presentation, but rather to resolve any conflicts prior to the CME activity so the learner may participate in a balanced, unbiased CME event. It is the responsibility of the TFF, in collaboration with the course director, planning committee and CME advisory committee to review the disclosure statements and assure that CME activities sponsored by TFF are free of commercial bias and that clinical recommendations are based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for the care of patients.


Presentation Compliance with ACCME Standards

The ACCME Standards for Commercial Support also requires that your presentation be free of commercial bias and that any information regarding commercial products/services be based on scientific methods generally accepted by the medical community. When discussing therapeutic options, it is our preference that you use only generic names. If it is necessary to use a trade name, then those of several products must be used. Furthermore, if your presentation includes discussion of any unlabeled/investigational use of a commercial product, you are required to disclose this to the participants.

Biographical Information
Deadline: March 3, 2014

Your biographical information will be used for preparing speaker introductions. Please be sure to update and confirm your contact information. Your contact information will be published in the Final Program.

Hotel and Travel

Deadline: March 3, 2014

The Molecular Virology Workshop and PASCV will book your hotel room and secure your meeting registration on your behalf. Confirmation of your hotel and registration will be sent to you via email one month prior to the meeting.  

You may book your flight directly with ASM’s travel agent, MacNair Travel Management. For detailed instructions on booking your airfare, please reference your letter of invitation.

Miscellaneous Information
Deadline: March 3, 2014

You are invited to attend the banquet on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 7:00pm. Speakers will receive a t-shirt for their participation. Please RSVP to the banquet and indicate your preferred shirt size.