2019 NAFC Symposium Speaker Application
The National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC) is requesting speaking proposals for the NAFC 2019 Charitable Health Care Symposium at the Lowes Atlanta Georgia October 27-29, 2019.

The theme of the 2019 Symposium is Connect the Dots-Inspiration, Innovation, Implementation and we are looking for speakers in the following categories:

• Patient Care
• Forward Thinking
• Innovative Ideas
• Organizational Stability

All speaker forms must be submitted by Thursday, January 31, 2019.

Selected speakers who attend the entirety of the Symposium (through closing session) will receive $100 off of the 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 and/or results about the topics that are being presented
• Provide in-depth training and information
• Show relevant subject matter expertise
• Share a PowerPoint Presentation or documents that can be electronically shared with all attendees
• Provide a presentation that is robust and informative, rather than just anecdotal

Questions? Please contact the NAFC offices at 703-647-7427 or at nicole@nafcclinics.org
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  • The following are the presentation topic areas for which the NAFC is looking for speakers. Please review and select the topic that is most appropriately suited for your proposal.

  • 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.
  • Co-Presenter Information

  • 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 workshop 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.

    • 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 convention dates. There is no negotiation with regard to placement on convention agenda.

    • Speaker(s) will register for the convention (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 7, 2019, prior to the convention, 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 to be displayed on a LCD panel projector.

    • Speaker(s) understand that presentation times are subject to change and commit to stay to the closing session of the Symposium.

    • 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 Summit 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 his or her first scheduled session.

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

    Notification of applicants’ status will be made by March 15, 2019. 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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