Speaker Resource Center

The 2017 Call for Presentations is now closed. Speakers will be notified of the status of their proposal on March 27, 2017, and they are asked to hold the conference dates of July 23-26, 2017, available until notified of their proposal status.

Call for Presentations

All abstract submissions must meet the proposal requirements outlined below and were due to AHRMM no later than Wednesday, January 25, 2017. Abstracts submitted after Wednesday, January 25, 2017, were not accepted. The online system must be used. Abstracts submitted via email were not accepted.

Details for submitting your proposal via AHRMM’s online Conference Abstract Submission and Speaker Center are below.

Please note: You may create and submit multiple proposals but only a maximum of two can be accepted per presenter.

Presentations should:

  1. Serve as in-depth sessions that bring value to attendees (No sales pitches).
  2. Include takeaways and tools for attendees to use after they return to their organizations.
  3. Include at least one provider participant if submitted by a consultant/vendor.

Abstract Guidelines

To assist the AHRMM Annual Conference Education Committee, please make sure your abstract specifically identifies the content you will be presenting and avoids overly general topics. Keep in mind, most people learn best through actively engaging in the learning process. One example of an effective teaching format for engaging attendees is interactive learning labs, in which attendees have the opportunity to participate in hands-on learning.

NEW IN 2017! Attendee Takeaway Tool

Speakers are required to provide attendees with at least one robust takeaway tool so they can better implement next steps within the organization they serve. Speakers must include a short write-up of their takeaway tool or takeaway tool concept within their presentation abstract.

Samples of takeaway tool(s) include:

  • Benchmarking worksheets (consider excel formats)
  • Case Studies
  • Checklist
  • Forms/templates
  • Sample Reports
  • Lessons learned (for those experiencing a situation and for those who can plan ahead)
  • Policies and procedures
  • Assessment forms

Speaker Information

All speaker information must to be entered into the online system in order for the abstract to be considered. If you are submitting an abstract for a speaker, please use the speakers contact information only. All information submitted will be used in the conference brochure, conference website, mobile app, and onsite guide.

Session Title

  • Please limit the session title to 15 words or less.
  • Course titles should describe the session content.

Session Format

  • 60 minute Learning Lab including Q&A.
  • 60 minute Interactive Learning Lab including Q&A.
  • 60 minute Panel discussion Q&A, limited to one moderator and no more than three panelist.

Abstract Content

  • Limit length to 500 words or less.
  • Describe your topic for review by AHRMM’s Annual Conference Education Committee.
  • Explain, for example, the challenges and barriers faced; the method/analysis that was used; the conclusion or outcomes achieved; and recommendation(s) related to the topic.

Session Description

Using the information in the abstract content, in 100 words or less, provide an interesting and compelling summary of your session. This description will be used for promoting your session if chosen. Creative content will make your session more attractive to attendees.  

Learning Objectives

  • Provide three (3) learning objectives as an outline of what attendees be able to execute after your session.
  • Start each objective with measurable action verbs (e.g., assess, state, list, describe, identify, explain, etc.).
  • Create objectives that are succinct and concrete to avoid misinterpretation. Objectives should be different from the benefits specified in the session description.
  • Three (3) learning objectives are required for consideration.

Faculty/Speaker Agreement

This agreement must be signed by all speakers at the time the abstract is submitted in order for your abstract to be considered. Please make sure your co-speaker signs the agreement.

Please Note:

  • Each session submitted by a consultant/vendor must also include at least one provider participant.
  • "Sales pitch" presentations focused on a specific product, service, or company will not be accepted; speakers that present in such a way at the AHRMM Conference will not be permitted to speak again.


Educational Tracks

Preference is given to proposals that include Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) aspects and solution-based presentations on topics pertinent to one of the conference’s seven educational tracks:

Clinical Resource Management/Value Analysis
Procure to Pay
Professional Development
Strategic Planning
Strategic Sourcing
Technology, Informatics

Read the full descriptions of the tracks »