The final deadline to complete our form for Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships is Friday, June 13, 2014. If you have any questions or issues filling out the form, please contact Elsie Divinagracia at, or (312) 880-1900 immediately.

Faculty Guidelines

Click on each applicable session type's link to access the specific guidelines you need from below.  If you are not sure of your session type, click here to access the current program schedule.

Pre-Course (Labs)
Handouts (All faculty)
Pre-/Post-Test Questions (Session Chair(s)/Moderator(s) Only)

Pre-Course (Didactic)
Handouts (All faculty)
Pre-Post-Test Questions (Session Chair(s)/Moderator(s) Only)

Handouts (All faculty)

Instructional Course Lecture
Handouts (All faculty)

Handouts (All faculty)
Pre-/Post-Test Questions (Session Chair(s)/Moderator(s) Only)

Paper Presenter
Manuscripts (Clinical Paper Session and/or Resident and Fellows Conference)

If you are speaking in an Industry Forum, please connect with your education contact within the sponsoring company for more details.

NOTE: all confirmed faculty will be responsible for all applicable meeting registration fees, travel to and from the meeting and any personal expenses.

If you have any additional questions, please contact your session chair(s) or email ASSH at

Important Deadlines

Tentative, subject to change

Monday, April 7: Faculty acceptance due
Friday, April 18: Attendee Registration opens
Friday, May 30: Faculty disclosures sent
Monday, June 2: Faculty picture due (.PNG format preferred)
Friday, June 13: Deadline to complete Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships
Monday, June 30: Faculty disclosures due
Tuesday, July 1: Faculty handouts due to ASSH staff
Tuesday, July 1: Paper Presenter manuscripts due to ASSH staff
Friday, August 1: Faculty PowerPoints (if applicable) due to ASSH staff
Monday, August 18: Housing deadline to book at the group rate, based on availability
Friday, August 29: Last day to pre-register

Speaker Ready Room

The Speaker Ready Room is located in Room 200 at the Hynes Convention Center.

Speaker Ready Room Hours:
Monday, September 15: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday, September 16: 6:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday, September 17: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday, September 18: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday, September 19: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday, September 20: 6:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Patient Safety Credits

Did you know, maintenance of licensure in some states (including Pennsylvania and Texas) and membership in ASPS requires patient safety credit hours?  ASSH is ready to meet your changing education needs with the help of our course faculty.
In Patient Safety education, emphasis is placed on the system of care delivery that:

  1. prevents errors;
  2. learns from the errors that do occur; and
  3. is built on a culture of safety that involves health care professionals, organizations, and patients.

Click here to read a complete description of what qualifies as Patient Safety education.

If any portion of your lecture qualifies as patient safety education in accordance with what is provided in the description above, let us know so that we can note this for participants’ CME claim for their patient safety credits.  Credits are compiled for the course as a whole so even as few as 2 minutes of your lecture could add up.  Please remember to include this information when you submit your handouts.

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