This page provides important information to speakers/presenters. If you are not a presenter at the Conference, the below information does not apply to you and you do not need to submit the forms.
Thank you for agreeing to participate in the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Pathologists, June 22-25, 2019 at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel in Niagara Falls.
This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Canadian Association of Pathologists-Association Canadienne des pathologistes. You may claim a maximum of 35.5 hours (credits are automatically calculated).
Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.
Live educational activities recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) are deemed by the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) eligible for ECMEC®.
Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners, healthcare practitioners participating in the QCHP CME/CPD program may record MOC Section 1 or MOC Section 3 credits as QCHP Category 1 or Category 3 credits.
To meet the accreditation requirements 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 conference organizing staff.
Documents Required Prior to Conference
All presenters in non-commercial sessions (symposium, lecture, workshop, oral, SIG) are required to submit the following documents:
For assistance in writing learning objectives, please refer to the following documents in the CAP-ACP CME Toolkit:
Please become familiar with the CPD Mission Statement and Goals prior to preparing your presentation: https://www.cap-acp.org/cmsUploads/CAP/File/CPD_Mission_Statement_and_Goals.pdf
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 – click here to download a sample Disclosure Slide. 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. For more information please review this document: Interactive Learning in Continuing Professional Development: “at Least 25 Per Cent of Time”, by Gabrielle M. Kane MB, MEd, FRCPC
Actively engaging participants in the content allows them to frame the topic within their own context. Instead of information merely being transmitted, the learner acquires and links new knowledge to his/her current theoretical knowledge and experience in practice. Educational delivery options include the following:
- plenary sessions
- small-group sessions
- round tables
- break-out sessions
- online programs (with interaction between participants and faculty)
Read more about educational delivery formats: http://www.royalcollege.ca/rcsite/documents/continuing-professional-development/learning-formats-techniques-e.pdf
Please also send a headshot photo for the website and program to the Speaker Coordinator.
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 Sheraton on the Falls Hotel. Please make your reservation as early as possible. Additional details are available on the accommodation page: https://www.cap-acp.com/2019/venue-accommodation/
All speakers are asked to register for the conference. Presenters in CPD-accredited sessions receive complimentary registration for the day of their speaking commitment. We encourage all presenters to take advantage of the opportunity to participate in the full conference. The CAP-ACP conference is the premier annual meeting focusing on pathology practice in Canada.
Workshop Directors Only – Digitally Scanned Slides
The CAP-ACP will offer the opportunity to provide digitally scanned slides in advance for workshop registrants to review. There is no obligation to provide scanned slides in advance, but please consider taking advantage of this opportunity if you think it would enhance the educational impact of your workshop.
More information will be provided in the Spring of 2019.
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 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Pathologists. Your involvement will contribute in making this meeting a success.