Poster Session Information For Presenters

Poster Session Format

Poster presentations combine a fifteen-minute pre-recorded oral presentation with a digital poster or slides to facilitate the rapid communication of scientific ideas. During these presentations, viewers visually guide themselves at their own pace through the basics of the study displayed on the digital poster or slides, while a pre-recorded presentation focuses on explanation, clarification, and discussion of key elements of the work. Presenters will have a scheduled time to answer questions live, virtually (Thursday and Friday only), which provides the opportunity for viewers to engage in discussion and to have one-on-one interactions with both the presenter and fellow viewers.


As a presenter of a session offered for ASHA CEUs, you may claim credit for your own session, earning the same amount of credit as participants. For presenters of posters, this equates to 30 total minutes of credit (15 minutes for the pre-recorded presentation and 15 minutes for the live Q&A period).

Instructions for Presenters

Once accepted, we will provide poster presenters with detailed instructions for recording their presentation and uploading their digital poster or slides, as well as information about how to participate in their scheduled live, virtual Q&A period.

Conflict of Interest Disclosures and Call for Papers Agreement

For consideration at an ASHA event, anyone presenting or listed as an author for a presentation is required to complete a disclosure indicating any financial or non-financial relationship related to the content of the session. All presenters must read, understand, and agree to adhere to the principles, guidelines, and procedures outlined in the Call for Papers Agreement and the Conflict of Interest Disclosure Policy. Presenters are also expected to follow the general expectations for sessions offered at the ASHA Convention.

This requirement from ASHA's Continuing Education Board is designed to promote transparency in the design, development, and presentation of courses offered for ASHA CEUs. The requirement aligns ASHA with current practices among other professions, particularly in the continuing medical education arena.

Speaker Disclosures

Poster presenters should begin their presentation with a verbal disclosure statement and include a similar written statement within their visual presentation. View the additional information and examples about speaker disclosures to help guide you with disclosure statements for your presentation.


Every year, we receive requests from attendees seeking more information from presenters. To meet their educational needs, we encourage poster presenters to upload three (3) pages of advance materials in October, which may include an outline of the presentation, a list of references or links related to the poster presentation content, or other relevant material that will be helpful to attendees.

We will be sending an e-mail with instructions and an upload link in September to remind presenters to upload your advance three (3) page handout. The preferred format for this handout is PDF.

About ASHA

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists, speech, language, and hearing scientists, audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel, and students.

About the Convention

The ASHA Convention is one of the largest professional development events for audiologists; speech-language pathologists; and speech, language, and hearing scientists. Bringing together approximately 15,000 attendees, the annual Convention offers more than 2,500 sessions eligible for ASHA continuing education credit covering the latest research, clinical skills, and techniques in communication sciences and disorders.

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