Education Leader and Presenter FAQ

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In what form should my presentation be?

You are encouraged to design your presentation to be as interactive as possible. Consider:

  • Case studies
  • Workshops
  • Interactive discussions on topics
  • Invite questions from registrants before they arrive on site (ISPE CE Department will invite questions and collect for you)
  • Always include opportunity for Questions and Answers! A 45-mintue slot should include a minimum of 10 minutes of Q&A and an hour-long session should include a minimum of 15 minutes of Q&A
  • Integrate Audience Polling into your presentations. Contact the CE staff to learn more.

How do I submit my presentation?

Send your draft presentation to your Track or Session leader for content review and to Jennifer Bayne for formatting review. Your final presentation can be submitted either through Attendee Interactive (for Annual Meeting) or directly to Jennifer Bayne, Coordinator, Continuing Education.

What are the benefits of speaking at an ISPE Conference?

  • Presenters at Annual Meeting receive complimentary registration for the day on which they speak and are eligible for a discounted rate on the full conference.
  • Presenters at all other ISPE conferences receive complimentary registration for the entire conference.
  • Presenters are responsible for their travel and accommodation expenses.

Why do I have to sign the Volunteer Presenter Agreement?

While ISPE is a professional society whose education content comes from its volunteers, as volunteers, still the information presented comes under the auspices of intellectual property. It is incumbent upon the Society to recognize the importance of the sharing of this intellectual property and to handle it in accordance with a written agreement.

The agreement is thus designed to protect both ISPE as it makes information available to its Members and registrants, as well as to protect the volunteer.

If your company has questions regarding elements of the agreement, please have them contact the Director of Continuing Education, John Donaldson.

What are my rights to my presentation as per the Speaker Agreement?

  • Can I still use this presentation in another conference or meeting?
    • Yes
  • Do I need ISPE's permission to reuse my presentation?
    • No
  • Will ISPE ask me before reusing my presentation
    • The presentation will be maintained, but ISPE will not repurpose it into another format such as a recorded webinar, knowledge brief, or training content without obtaining your permission
    • How might my presentation be repurposed?
      • Recorded or live webinar
      • Knowledge Brief
      • Article for Pharmaceutical Engineering
      • Content for an ISPE Training Course

What should my professional Bio include?

  • Short bios are brief introductions for the purpose of allowing the potential registrant to understand the education and professional background of presenters.
  • A professional bio should be no longer than 150 words.
  • It will appear as a link of your name as listed on the ISPE website.
  • Here is a sample

In what format should I submit my photo?

  • Please send a "headshot" photo; true headshots should be cropped just below the shoulders and show limited background.
  • Please submit an original photo (not a copy from LinkedIn or other site) in .jpg format.
  • 300 dpi is the preferred size. Most cell phones and digital cameras will produce a photo with the appropriate resolution. 

Do I need to register for the session and event in which I am speaking? What about committee meetings?

All speakers, except regulatory and keynote speakers are asked to register themselves via the conference web site.

Whom do I contact for questions about my presentation format and/or content?

How do we request a Regulatory Speaker?

Regulatory speakers, whether you know the name of the person you wish to be invited, or whether you just have a topic on which you will request a regulator to speak, need to be communicated to your conference Program Manager very early in your planning process! You will find a form on the speaker portal to use in submitting your request.

ISPE works regularly with global regulators and has professional regulatory advisors who are the interface between ISPE (representing it industry members) and regulatory bodies. Once specific requests for speakers are made to the Director of Continuing Education, they are then discussed with the appropriate advisor(s) and through a well-established process, invitations made.

At no time should any volunteer ISPE planning committee or presenter directly contact any regulator to invite them to participate as a speaker in an ISPE conference.

However, once a formal invitation has been made - and accepted - ISPE Headquarters will notify program committees and presenters and provide direct contact information so that the regulator may fully participate with the presenting group.

I have a new idea, or a new presentation I would like to suggest.

ISPE is very interested in its Members' ideas for education programming publications, and other knowledge resources, and wishes to invite Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to fully participate in their development. Please use this form to submit your ideas.

Submit your proposal using Attendee Interactive.

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