2022 NAFC Symposium Speaker Application
The National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC) requests speaking proposals for the NAFC 2022 Charitable Healthcare Symposium. The Symposium will be held October 24-25 at the JW Marriott Indianapolis.

All applications must be submitted by April 18, 2022.

Based on the most recent data survey, there are specific topic areas of interest to NAFC members. Those topics are:

• Board Development Training
• Marketing and Public Relations Resources
• Fundraising/Grantwriting
• Workforce Recruitment and Retention
• Combatting Burnout in Volunteers and Staff
• Specialist Recruitment and Retention
• Faith-Based
• Value of Service Methods
• Equity, Diversity, Inclusion
• Strategic Planning
• Translation/Interpretation Programs
• Chronic Disease Management
• Medical Volunteer Recruitment and Retention
• Innovative Delivery Models
• How do I know when to transition from a free clinic to another type of clinic?

Selected speakers who attend the entirety of the Symposium (through the closing session) will receive 50% off of their Symposium registration fee.

The Speaker Selection Committee will be looking for speakers who will:

• Provide tangible resources and information that attendees can apply in their daily operations
• Provide outcomes information or results
• Provide in-depth training and information
• Show relevant subject matter expertise
• Share a PowerPoint Presentation or documents for electronic distribution
• Provide a presentation that is robust and informative, rather than just anecdotal
• Agree to pre-record their session and conduct the session live.

Questions? Please get in touch with nicole@nafcclinics.org.
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  • PART II: Abstract Description & Summary

  • PART III: Objectives and Content

    State the purpose of the activity in terms of enabling the participant to do something that can be measured. A learning objective should begin with an active verb that completes the statement, “Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to ...” followed by a short description of what specifically the participant will know or be able to apply to their organization after the activity. Avoid words that are subject to interpretation or that denote activities that are subjective.*

    *These verbs should be avoided since they are open to interpretation and not measurable:
    Appreciate, Enjoy, Hear, Perceive, Be aware of, Explore, Know, Realize, Behave, Grasp significance of, Learn, Understand, Believe, Have faith in

    Reference the following list of verbs to formulate learning objectives.

    Information Verbs:
    Cite, Identify, Quote, Relate, Tabulate, Count, Indicate, Read, Repeat, Tell, Define, List, Recite, Select, Trace, Describe, Name, Recognize, State, Update, Draw, Point, Record, Summarize, Write

    Comprehension Verbs:
    Assess, Contract, Distinguish, Interpolate, Restate, Associate, Demonstrate, Estimate, Interpret, Review, Classify, Describe, Explain, Locate, Translate, Compare, Differentiate, Express, Predict, Compute, Discuss, Extrapolate, Report

    Example: The participant will be able to recognize symptoms of X disease.
  • Presenter Responsibilities/Requirements

    In an effort to assure presentation descriptions represent the full concept of the presentation, and to assure ample information is available to all, the session presenter will be asked to sign a presenter agreement contract. The presenter(s) agree(s) to the following responsibilities:

    • Speakers will abide by the NAFC conference code of conduct.

    • Speakers will agree to conduct a prerecord of their session by October 10, 2022 and conduct a live session at the Symposium

    • The NAFC reserves the right to interview applicants and review PowerPoint Presentation slides prior to selection of the speaker.

    • Speaker(s) will be available for presentation on any of the conference dates. There is no negotiation with regard to placement on conference agenda.

    • Speaker(s) will register for the conference (the NAFC offers a reduced registration fee for speakers).

    • Speaker(s) agrees to comply with all requirements, including but not limited to presentation deadlines, conflict of interest forms, presentation information, biography requirements and terminology. The speaker understands that without compliance to these requirements, the NAFC reserves the right to remove the presentation from the agenda.

    • Speaker(s) will provide the NAFC with electronic versions of presentation and/or electronic files by October 1, 2022, prior to the conference, for review, approval and placement on the attendee portal.

    • Speaker will agree to audio recording of their session, possible live video streaming of their session, and placement of audio recording, presentation and handouts on-line.

    • Speaker(s) will provide an adequate number of handouts for their presentation.

    • Speaker(s) will communicate any changes from the initial abstract to the NAFC staff lead.

    • Speaker(s) will utilize the approved NAFC presentation format.

    • Once approved by the NAFC, the Speaker(s) shall present on the sessions agreed upon.

    • The NAFC reserves the right to work with the speaker(s) to ensure that the material presented meets the agreed upon agenda session.

    • Abide by the dates in the Agreement.

    • Not defame, slander or libel any person, firm or corporation.

    • Present sessions according to NAFC Professional Standards, and shall not denigrate the NAFC, its programs or representatives in any manner.

    • Agree and state that all materials and content presented by the Speaker(s) do not infringe upon or violate any copyright, trademark, patent or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, nor do they promote or endorse any product, service, or device which may or is at the time of the program not approved by any governing agency.

    • Agree to all NAFC policies, procedures and statements, including but not limited to: Conflict of Interest, Anti-Trust, Equal Opportunity and Ethics.

    Merchandising: Speaker shall not sell or promote any particular product or service at any time during the session presentation.

    Speakers offering services or products are welcome to become an exhibitor at the NAFC Symposium and should contact the NAFC directly for those speaking sessions that may be available for service/product providers.

    Cancellation: The NAFC reserves the right to cancel this Agreement and replace Speaker(s) if due dates are missed. The NAFC reserves the right to cancel any session, change the length or size of any session, or change the place of any session at its discretion at any time. If Speaker(s) desire(s) to cancel, Speaker(s) agrees to provide thirty (30) days written notice of cancellation prior to their first scheduled session.

    Audio-Visual: The NAFC will provide a laptop, LCD projector, screen, and microphones in the breakout session rooms.

    All applications must adhere to the guidelines. Incomplete applications will not be considered. A separate application must be completed for each submission.

    Companies/Organizations that offer products and or services for sale should contact the NAFC at 703-647-7427 or nicole@nafcclinics.org for information on speaking opportunities.
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