Presentation Formats

The conference will consist of concurrent breakout sessions, affinity discussions and posters. Descriptions for all are provided below. 

Breakout Sessions

Concurrent breakout sessions are the primary educational component of ACHI conferences. These sessions are your opportunity to share your story and teach your peers. Session formats may include individual presentations, panel discussions, skill-building activities, demonstrations or whatever approach you think will best engage conference attendees. Be creative! ACHI is committed to producing professional education of the highest caliber. Presenters should convey knowledge, demonstrate actionable tools for community health improvement and engage conference participants in discussion.

ACHI will provide laptop computers; projector and screen; podium with microphone; head table for 3 with a wired table-top microphone; and audio cord. Notify us if you have any additional requests, such as playing a video. All rooms will be set up with round tables.

Each session will last 75 minutes and should include a 45-minute presentation with 15 minutes reserved for Q&A. The room moderator will welcome everyone to the room, provide instructions to attendees for a 15-minute networking activity, introduce presenters, and facilitate the Q&A.

Affinity Discussions

These sessions are interactive with minimal presentations. The Affinity Discussions are an opportunity for attendees to engage with each other and the presenters (subject matter experts) around current topics in the field. Organizers should utilize worksheets, flip charts and table prompts to enhance the sharing of ideas and create dialogue in the room.

ACHI will provide laptop computers; projector and screen; podium with microphone; head table for 3 with a wired table-top microphone; and audio cord. Notify us if you have any additional requests, such as playing a video.

The round of affinity discussions is 60 minutes and should include 10 minutes of introduction and presentation, 40 minutes for tables to work through guided discussions or activities and 10 minutes of debriefing.

Posters

Posters may present case studies unique to the community or novel tools for community health improvement. The poster session will take place during the Welcome Reception on Wednesday, March 14, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Please stand by your poster during the reception so that you may share with attendees.

Presenter's name, biography, presentation title, session description and learning objectives will be made available on the ACHI website and conference mobile app. Conference attendees will be able to view your poster via the mobile app.

Poster presenters are responsible for printing, mounting/dismounting and transporting their posters. ACHI will provide a four-foot-tall by six-foot-wide board for each poster. Poster set up is scheduled for March 14, 7:30 a.m -12 p.m or after 3 p.m and we encourage you to leave your poster up for the duration of the conference. If you will be shipping your poster to the hotel, please use the mailing address below. Presenters are responsible for covering any shipping costs.

Hyatt Regency Atlanta
c/o [guest name] arriving [date]
265 Peachtree Street, N. E.
Atlanta, GA 30303

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Conference Fees

Presenters are responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses, but are invited to register for the conference at the special reduced rate. Confirmed presenters will receive a discount code at the time of registration.

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Timeline

  • ACHI will notify all applicants of their application status via email on November 20, 2017
  • All presenters of accepted sessions will be required to fill out the faculty agreement form by Friday, December 8, 2017 to confirm participation in the conference. 
  • Breakout session and poster presenters must submit final slides and other materials by Friday, March 2, 2018. Presentations will be available to conference attendees via the conference mobile application as well as a cloud storage site.

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PRESENTER TIMELINE

Proposal Submission Due

September 25, 2017

Notification Sent

November 20, 2017

Faculty Agreement & Disclosure Due

December 8, 2017

Presentation Materials Due

March 2, 2018

ACHI Conference

March 14 –16, 2018

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Questions

Please contact achiconference@aha.org with any questions.

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