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WELCOME IMSH 2018 Presenters

Thank you for presenting educational and scientific content at the 18th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH 2018).This page is your one stop for presenter updates and information as you prepare your for the meeting.

REQUIRED! Presenter Registration

All presenters at IMSH 2018 are required to register for the meeting.


All presenters are responsible for their own IMSH registration fees, travel and lodging expenses.  Discounts on IMSH registration fees are not available for presenters at the meeting.

IMPORTANT!!  Bring Your Own Laptops or Tablets to Present

You will present your electronic files (PowerPoint, Keynote, Prezi, etc) from your own computer, laptop, or tablet at the meeting.  A projector will be provided.  Please bring the appropriate adapter so you can connect your device to the projector.  Your connector must connect from your device to a standard HDMI or VGA port.

Connection Testing Center

An AV Connection Testing Center will be located in the SSH Presenter Center, Room 509B at the LA Convention Center.  You will be able to test drive your presentation device connection with the meeting projector system, run through and update your presentation, and obtain assistance from the meeting AV staff.  We will have a limited supply of additional connectors available in the event you misplace or forget your own.

AV Provided

Each room will be set with one projector and screen and a sound system.
Additional AV equipment is not available. Each room will be set with 1 easel flip chart and table top flip charts. Additional flip charts and markers are available in presenter center.

Course Materials

Course materials will not be printed by SSH.  If you are providing handouts, please print these materials and bring with you or ship to your hotel addressed to you.  There is a business center onsite and local print shops in the area if you chose to print course materials once in LA. 

IMSH Presenter Center

Put the final touches on your presentation, get AV assistance, upload your final electronic files, and obtain assistance with all of your presentation and technical needs in the IMSH Presenter Center, located in 509B, on the second level of the LA Convention Center.

Use of Institutional Logos in Electronic Presentation Materials

It is acceptable to display your institutional/commercial entity logo, in a non-promotional manner, on the first slide of your electronic presentation materials.

Presentation Template for IMSH 2018

We encourage you to utilize the IMSH 2018 Presentation Templates when creating your electronic presentations.  If you choose to use a format other than PowerPoint, please contact us to obtain any necessary design files.
2018 PPT Templat

Schedule Conflicts

Presenter schedule conflicts have been resolved to the extent possible. If schedule conflicts remain for presentations you are involved in, please make every effort to resolve them within your presenter team(s). To view when your course is scheduled, log into the
Submission Portaland click on your accepted course.  Rapid Fire Sessions will be scheduled by
December 15
th.  They will be held during the general sessions occurring Monday, January - Wednesday, January

IMSH Planner Reservations for Faculty

Faculty for educational courses have been automatically added to the IMSH Planner (previously Agenda Builder) for courses taught, and will receive continuing education credit.

Audience Response System (ARS)

We will be utilizing Turning Technologies cloud ARS system, ResponseWare for this meeting.  If you have requested ARS, you will be contacted separately with further instructions.

Session Title, Overview and Learning Objectives

Your Course Title, Learning Objectives and Session Overview
must match what are currently published.  Your learners will evaluate the degree to which you adhere to your published learning objectives in their course evaluation.  These items may have been edited. You can check to be sure these items are consistent with the presentation you are preparing by referencing your course listing in the
Submission Portal.

Room Sets

All rooms have been assigned based on the enrollment we are projecting for your course and your selected delivery format. You may locate your assigned room in the Submission Portal, or in the full program book once you arrive onsite. A link to floor plans of each room can be found here (PDF). Please note, these floorplans cannot be changed.

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

It is the policy of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) to insure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all educational activities.  All individuals in a position to control content of SSH educational or scientific content must disclose the name of commercial interests producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing healthcare and/or simulation-related goods or services with which the individual and his/her spouse or partner has had a relevant financial relationship within the past 12 months.

Please review the definitions below of “commercial interest”, “financial relationships”, “relevant financial relationships”, and “conflict of interest” to ensure compliance with this policy.


Commercial interest: A “commercial interest” is defined as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing healthcare and/or simulation-related goods or services used on patients. Providers of clinical service directly to patients are not considered commercial interests. 

Financial relationships:

Financial relationships are those relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership or advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected. Relationships of the individual’s spouse or partner are to be included as those of the individual.

Relevant financial relationships:

Financial relationships with commercial interests are relevant if they have occurred in the 12-month period preceding the time the individual is involved in controlling SSH educational and/or scientific content.  There is no minimal dollar amount considered for relationships to be considered relevant.  Inherent in any amount is the incentive to maintain or increase the value of the relationship.

Conflict of Interest: Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect SSH educational or scientific content about products of services of a commercial interest with which he/she has a relevant financial relationship.

Non-Promotion of Relevant Financial Relationships during Educational Presentations

Required Verbal Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

Note that at the beginning of an SSH educational presentation, course directors and all contributing faculty members must verbally disclose all relevant financial relationships, and list those relationships on electronic presentation materials used during the presentation.  Cooperation with this requirement is essential.  Faculty will be evaluated on whether or not disclosure was made.

If financial relationships exist that are not related to the topic being presented, these relationships do NOT need to be disclosed.

If relevant financial relationships exist, in addition to verbal disclosure at the beginning of the presentation, faculty must discuss how the content has been adjusted to avoid the introduction of commercial bias during the presentation.  For example, faculty may state that:


“I am covering topics other than those represented by my relationship with (Name of commercial entity).”


“I will not be presenting this content in a promotional manner.”


“I will not endorse (name of commercial entity) during this presentation.”


“Another faculty member is covering content related to this commercial entity.”


“There will be no case studies or activities presented that in any way represent past, current or prospective clients of (name of commercial entity).”


Any recommendations made during this presentation are evidence-based, or consistent with current consensus-based simulation practice.”

Monitor Required

Educational content delivered by individuals with relevant financial relationships will be monitored by a member of the SSH Education Committee Content Advisory Team.

Promotional Activity Restriction & Non-endorsement of Commercial Entities

Endorsement of commercial entities, products, goods and services is not permitted in learning sessions that award contact hours.  This will be strictly enforced. 

In addition, faculty using equipment or materials for instruction during presentation of accredited content must refrain from endorsement of commercial products or companies during the presentation.


Send an email to or phone the SSH Office of Continuing Education, 866-730-6127.


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