Session Director Resources

2020 Annual Meeting & Courses
February 5-9, 2020
The Roosevelt New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana

Timeline at-a-Glance

Date Deadline Great! So, what should I do?
July 16 Session Proposal Acceptances sent Check your email for confirmation of acceptance and session details (scheduling information, timeline and revisions if required)
August 1 Final session agendas due from Session Directors for approval by Program Committee Co-Chairs Submit revised agendas to including presentation titles, speakers and length of presentation
2 weeks after invitation sent Initial Speaker Acceptance and COI due Remind speakers to log-in to the ACNS Session Management website to complete their invitation and COI disclosure.
October Preliminary Program Out  
January 7 Presentation Abstracts/Outlines due from ALL speakers Click HERE to submit presentation abstract in session management site.
January 14 Presentation slides due from speakers for CME committee review. Click HERE to submit most current version of presentation slides to session management site.
February 5-9, 2020 Annual Meeting & Courses
The Roosevelt New Orleans; New Orleans, Louisiana

Session Director Handbook

  • Program Planning
    • Gap Analysis and Needs Assessment
    • Session Agenda
    • Speaker & Topic Selection
    • Timelines
    • Slide Review
  • Budget
    • Speaker Compensation
    • Travel
    • Registration
  • Onsite Logistics
    • Program Moderation
    • Audience Participation


  • Conflict of Interest Disclosure
  • Speaker Compensation
    • Speaker Compensation
    • Travel
    • Registration

Program Planning Resources

  • ACNS CME Mission Statement
  • Gap Analysis and Needs Assessment
  • Sample Session Agenda

Other Resources

  • Contact Information
Last updated: October 30, 2019