This page provides important information to all invited speakers.
If you are not a speaker or presenter at the Symposium, the below information does not apply to you and you do not need to submit the forms.
Thank you for your participation in the Garrod Symposium, May 21-23, 2015 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver.
All presenters are required to submit some information to the organizers. General information is provided below, however different types of sessions have different requirements – please ensure you review the communications that are sent to you by email from the Symposium organizing staff.
Documents Required Prior to Symposium
All presenters are required to read the following documents and submit the Declaration of Conflict of Interest Form to the Garrod Symposium Speaker Coordinator at your earliest opportunity.
CPD Requirements for Your Presentation
At the beginning of your presentation, you must verbally notify the audience of any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of the program. As well, at the beginning of your presentation you must identify the learning objectives specific to your presentation which should also be inserted into your slides. If you are a speaker in a session with multiple presenters, please also review the overall learning objectives for the session that have been provided by the Chair.
Your presentation requires a minimum of 25% of interactivity. You may choose a variety of formats for interactivity, e.g. case studies for the presentation, small group activities within workshops, or of course, question and answer periods.
Feedback will be solicited from the participants and will include and evaluation of clarity, organization, value, achievement of learning objectives for each session. You will receive a summary of your evaluation following the event, for your CV and/or teaching and academic portfolio.
Biography & Photo
Your biography will be included on the website, and is also required for the CPD Accreditation application. Please email your biography as a Word document to the Speaker Coordinator. As a guideline, typically the biographies submitted by presenters are approximately 1-2 paragraphs in length. Please also send a headshot photo for the website and program.
All speakers must submit the learning objectives of their session. These will be included on the website and are required for the CPD applications. If you are a speaker in a session with more than one presenter, please confer with the Chair of your session to clarify the general objectives for the session, and submit the learning objectives for your specific presentation. Please submit at least 3 specific learning objectives, in the following format (submit using Session Title and Learning Objectives Form above):
At the conclusion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
Please submit a short description of the topic of your presentation in paragraph format. This will be included on the website to provide information to participants about your presentation.
Presentation rooms will be equipped with a full set up for powerpoint presentations (laptop and projector). Please bring your powerpoint presentation to the Conference on a USB flashdrive to load onto the laptop provided onsite. An a/v technician will be present to help load the presentations.
All presenters are required to make their own accommodation arrangements. All scientific sessions will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver. Please make your reservation as early as possible. Additional details are available on the accomodation page.
All speakers are asked to register for the conference. Registration will be open in early 2015 at http://garrodsymposium.com/garrod2015/registration/.
We would like to assist in making your presentation run as smoothly as possible. Please contact the Speaker Coordinator at any time if you require information or assistance, and check this website for updated program information.
Thank you again for agreeing to participate in the 2015 Garrod Symposium. Your involvement will contribute in making this meeting a success.