We’ve received many questions about our Call for Submissions and whether an abstract would be considered. The answer is YES! If your work supports one of our themes and you have wisdom, new findings and/or insights, please submit! If you have questions, please contact us at ATA19submissions@spargoinc.com.
Call for Participation: November 30, 2018 – January 16, 2019
The ATA is at the center of a massive shift in the delivery and financing of health care services. Starting with the basics of using remote technology to deliver care, an unprecedented wave of new modalities, applications, and technologies are being unleashed into the marketplace that will redefine the provider, the member and the patient experience. Therefore, the foundational theme for the ATA19 Annual Conference and Expo program is: the delivery experience is changing.
This is more than using a smart phone to access services. Fundamental changes in how someone chooses, navigates, receives, and pays for health care services are being developed and deployed worldwide. This is a synthesis of multiple trends in technology and technique which are giving consumers unprecedented power to gauge, understand, and manage their health.
As these trends evolve, the traditional financing and delivery system is under pressure to adapt and take advantage of emerging technologies. This puts tremendous stress on providers to understand their options and make good choices for themselves as well as their patients and members. This is a seismic shift for a very large and complex industry.
With limited time and resources to put our arms around the totality of this change, we are choosing to focus on five key themes which we believe will help our membership understand, embrace, and leverage this change:
New frontiers and emerging best practices in the application of telehealth
The ATA’s goal is to promote new modes of access, new models of delivery, along with new services and capabilities that empower both providers and consumers in greater adoption and engagement with telehealth. Examples include: how new sources of biometric data are shaping delivery services; what new capabilities can yield a more informed and activated user; how integrating additional resources yields better outcomes.
Tools and techniques for building innovation and engagement.
Out of the box learning focused around strategy, design, and engagement. Looking at how others approach and solve problems with the customer’s journey, utilizing user-centered design, data analytics, and the product development life cycle that yield compelling experiences.
Telehealth in action
The ATA wants to showcase stories of successes, failures and the journey of delivering care in the 21st century by people doing the work on the ground and around the world. This is a chance to let the data do the talking, and so we’re looking for stories that are information rich with tangible outcomes.
The ATA wants to assemble tools and resources for providers that assist in career management, strategy, and community for the 21st century caregiver. This is a chance for practitioners to support each other by bringing forth experience, resources, and best practices from around the globe for all to benefit from.
Trends and ideas that are driving the industry
The ATA wants to expose the emerging trends, players and technologies that are going to increase both the adoption and engagement of telehealth and the health sector overall.
Submissions will be evaluated for how well they present or demonstrate these key concepts in action and with tangible results and outcomes for specific populations and concepts. Some populations we’ll focus on include:
- Older adults and aging in place
- Populations in value-based care models
- Vulnerable and disenfranchised populations
- Women and reproductive health
- Teens and young adults
Ideas and tracks of interest include:
- Solutions for rural communities
- Delivering through community institutions including schools
- International work, including Europe, Latin America and countries with limited resources
- Addiction, suicide and tele-behavioral health
- Decision support using AI / data analytics / machine learning applied and/or used for evidence-based guidelines, engagement, or workflow improvement
ATA19 will employ different session formats, designed to accommodate multiple presentation styles, audience familiarity and interest, and pacing of the overall schedule. While many presentations will be taken from submissions, a significant number will be curated and developed by the Education Committee. These formats include:
One hour each, with 45’ discussion and 15’ allocated for questions
These are either 15’ – 20’ “TED style” talks or 30’ fast paced panels
Round table discussions
Facilitated conversations with a lively exchange of ideas and practical “how to’s”. If you have a expertise and are willing to share it with others, please let us know:
Identify groups that you’d like to have “meet up”
Identify topics about which you’d like to learn more, and we can find the facilitator
In addition, we will be hosting C-Suite Unplugged, an area for CEO’s and executive leaders to have a more intimate discussion, either on a panel of peers, or in a fireside chat style conversation.
Please choose the type of audience the content is best suited (please choose all that apply):
- Academic/Research/Education Institution
- C-Suite/Executive Management
- Healthcare Care Administration
- Payer (including self insured employers)
- Policy/Government Relations
- Complimentary All Access Pass (hotel and travel are Speaker’s responsibility)
- Access to the Speaker Lounge
- ATA will promote you as an ATA19 official speaker
- All accepted submissions will be published in the Telemedicine and e-Health Journal.
Prior to submission, make sure you have all the items required for your learning session proposal. Be clear and concise when describing your session proposal. You will need:
- Title (not to exceed 15 words)
- Identify Theme
- Identify which Learning Session Format
- Identify Target Audience
- Three Key Learning Objective that participants will take away from the session (approximately 150 words).
- Details Session Summary (300 words or less)
- Primary and Co-Speakers – must include biographies and all presenters must be identified
- All proposals must be submitted using this online form. Upon submitting a proposal, you will receive a confirmation for your records if it was submitted successfully.
- The person submitting the proposal form will be the “submitter” and will be the primary point of contact for all communications including notifications.
- All co-presenters must be listed on the original proposal. Presenters may not be added at any time, including upon acceptance, without review and approval by ATA staff.
- Use clear, error free language. Grammar, spelling and clarity count!
- Speakers must be responsive to staff requests and agree to respect and adhere to the deadlines for all deliverables.
- Speakers must participate in at least one preparatory webinar or call between January and March 2019.
- Speakers must ensure that information, illustrations, images contained in presentations, related materials or visual aids shall be factual not misleading, not promote the commercial interests of any one company and/or entity and will not violate the intellectual property or copyrights of any third party.
- Speakers must be committed to working with ATA to deliver an exceptional conference, to include submitting program materials not less than 1 month prior to event for review/approval and inclusion in the conference app.
- Speakers consent that, with notice, ATA retains the right to modify titles and descriptions during copy editing for marketing purposes.
- Speakers must not solicit leads/contact information, sell products or promote services in any way during their sessions and understand that those in violation of this policy may forfeit future speaking opportunities.
- ATA requires that any person able to influence or control content disclose all relevant financial relationships and/or commercial interests at the time of proposal submission.
- Speakers must execute a speaker agreement.
- Speakers agree to manage all requested deliverables through the Speaker Management Portal. All speakers will be provided login credentials to access and complete the requests.
- Proposal submission deadline: Monday, January 16, 2019 by 11:59 pm EST
- Proposal notifications: Monday, February 4, 2019
- Register for Conference: no later than Friday, March 15, 2019
- Submit Final Session Materials: no later than Friday, March 15, 2019