By submitting a proposal to present at the ASHA Convention, you explicitly agree:
ASHA's acceptance of a proposal does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.
If your session is accepted for presentation at the ASHA Convention, all presenting authors (the actual speakers at the session, including the session moderators) will be required to complete the Presenting Author Agreement by November 1. The Presenting Author Agreement specifically pertains to public presentation at the ASHA Convention.
Everyone submitting a presentation, or listed as an author for a presentation for consideration at an ASHA event, is required to complete a disclosure form indicating any financial or nonfinancial relationship related to the content of the proposed session.
Completion of the disclosure form is necessary for all ASHA continuing education providers to meet the ASHA Continuing Education Board’s Requirement 3: Transparency in Course Planning, Delivery, and Marketing. This requirement promotes transparency in the design, development, and presentation of courses offered for ASHA CEUs, and aligns ASHA practices with current practices among other professions, particularly in the continuing medical education arena.
ASHA's Continuing Education Board defines a conflict of interest as any financial or nonfinancial consideration or relationship relevant to course content that compromises or has the potential to compromise professional judgment. Providers of events offered for ASHA CEUs must identify and disclose to participants any such interest on the part of any speaker or instructor.
Examples of relevant and disclosable financial relationships may include:
Examples of relevant and disclosable nonfinancial relationships may include:
Please note that having a disclosable financial or nonfinancial relationship does not prevent you from speaking. Disclosing such relationships is intended to give Convention attendees a more complete context in which to consider the information you provide. As a general guideline, err on the side of disclosure. Refusal to disclose any financial or nonfinancial relationships disqualifies you from speaking at the ASHA Convention.
If your presentation is accepted, your disclosure(s) will be included with the author information related to each session listed in the Program Planner/mobile app. Note that for financial relationships, dollar amounts are not disclosed.
In addition, you will be expected to disclose relevant relationships on-site at the time of your presentation, verbally and visually (view sample disclosure slides). We will provide additional guidelines for on-site disclosures after acceptance.
The deadline to complete disclosure forms is Thursday, April 18, 2019.
Read more about disclosure policy in the Frequently Asked Questions for Presenters.