The educational arm of the Georgia Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (GAHSA) Call For Presentations REVISED: JULY 25, 2008 PARTNERSHIP IN EDUCATION EVENTS 2009-2010 General Faculty Registration You are General Information invited to All presenters are required to register submit an It is not necessary to be a member of online. Since the Professional Develop- applica- GAHSA to submit a session application. ment & Education Committee convenes tion to However, other considerations being quarterly to adjust the events schedule present as equal, preference will be given to appli- according to GAHSA members’ continu- a 2009— cations from members. To join GAHSA, ing education needs, a response to your Georgia Institute on 2010 visit www.gahsa.org. application to present may not be pro- Aging/Georgia Joint Association of Homes & vided for up to 90 days. The committee Faculty Services for the Aging and Georgia Institute on Aging staff Since we wish to provide a forum for Member reserve the right of approval based on presentations not only by experienced of the GAHSA membership survey results professionals, but also by national ex- Georgia Institute on Aging and Georgia regarding issue and topic area. In addi- perts in the field, we require a detailed Association of Homes and Services for tion, Please be sure to keep a copy of abstract of the proposed sessions (to the Aging Professional Development your request. include goals and objectives) as well as and Education Event Speaker (Event information on background and experi- calendar: January 2009—April 2010). Conference Faculty ence (Bio/Resume/CV). The GAHSA Annual Conference on Registration Aging, with nearly 200 attendees, is recognized as a premier source for edu- • Special attention will be given to All presenters are required to register for proposals that relate to the theme of cation for aging services providers in the the conference. Presenter registration fees the conference or events listings southeast to include professional devel- are waived if your are not attending the from surveys and evaluations. opment and leadership programs , a fo- entire conference/session. Your actual rum for policy discussions and advo- cacy, and a prime source of information registration fee will vary depending upon • More than one application may be when you register and whether you wish submitted by an individual in any on new research findings on aging. to attend the full conference or just the of the formats; however, priority day of your presentation. GAHSA and will be given to allowing opportu- Important Information GIA cannot pay travel, per diem or other nities for more individuals to pre- costs for presenters unless negotiated sent. We prize diversity. for All Presenters otherwise. • It is important to indicate accu- Submitting Your Application Conference Presentation rately the level of prior knowledge Schedule assumed for session attendees. We Applications must be submitted online. encourage more presentations of an Preference is given to those agreeing to advanced level, as well as some The 2009 GAHSA/SCANPHA Annual join our volunteer faculty. that cover the basics. Conference will be held March 30 - April 1, 2009 in Augusta at the Mar- • Use of handouts, demonstrations See next page for information and appli- riott Hotel and Resort on the River cation form. and audience involvement is highly Front. encouraged. If you have problems with the online form, please contact the Institute staff, Since the annual conference involves • Reading of papers is discouraged. via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Do several presentations, it is impossible to However, associate GAHSA mem- not submit proposals by e-mail unless schedule sessions according to individual bers are granted opportunities to you have contacted the conference staff. requests. Please be sure to keep your submit articles in the GAHSA calendar clear for the entire program monthly newsletter (Coffey Break). presentations until you receive formal Note: The deadline for submissions to notification of your schedule in February • Session organizers are encouraged be included in the 2009 Annual Con- 2009. to include presenters from around ference is September 22, 2008. the country. Sessions involving You will receive an e-mail confirming multiple presenters from different receipt of your proposal. We will notify Audiovisual Equipment Rental organizations within the southeast you in January to let you know whether region will be given preference due your application has been accepted. Overhead and slide projectors are avail- to fiscal restraints. able to presenters upon request at no For further information: charge. Presenters will be asked to con- • In order to assure the highest qual- Phone (404) 872-9191 ext. 19 tribute to the cost of video equipment, ity educational program and the Fax (404) 872-1737 LCDs or projection systems. Rental fee greatest breadth of issues covered, E-mail: email@example.com information will be sent to all whose staff reserves the right to combine applications are accepted. Presenters are sessions or group a number of pres- also welcome to bring their own equip- entations in a single time period. ment.
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