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2021 Call For Presentations
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Submissions will be accepted until August 1, 2020  for WCSAD 2021 and CORE 2021.

Submissions will be accepted until December 1, 2020  for CCSAD 2021 and EVOLUTION 2021.


 

C4 Recovery Foundation accepts proposals via online submission only. You may save information and return to edit before submission but all items are required to be submitted before consideration. Please use correct spelling and punctuation. If your submission is selected, your online entry will become the material for all brochure and marketing materials.

 

Please use the tabs above to review all information on the process before starting your submission.

 

For a helpful guide on the most common reasons that submissions are rejected by the planning commitee, please click here.

 

Here are some tutorial videos to help guide you through the various parts of the submission process:

 

Submitting an Abstract


 

Preparing to Present

 

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As a provider of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), C4 must ensure that all CE programs meet all ACCME Essential Elements and Guidelines while maintaining the highest standards and expectations of the audience.

Below are lists of faculty speaker guidelines to assist you in developing the highest quality educational content and materials. These guidelines also ensure compliance the C4 CE Policies.

 

SCIENTIFIC INTEGRITY

Individuals giving presentations at CE activities should follow these guidelines so that materials are evidence-based, objective and balanced:

  • Presentations must be free of commercial bias for or against any product, company, service, or provider.
  • Presentations must give a balanced view of therapeutic options. Faculty use of generic names will contribute to this impartiality. If trade names are used, those of several companies should be used rather than only that of a single supporting company.
  • Presentations that include commercial products must present objective information about those products, based on scientific methods generally accepted in the medical and therapeutic community.
  • It is the responsibility of the faculty presenter to obtain written permission for print inclusion of material that is under copyright protection.
  • Promotion of any materials, publications/books, services, or organizations that are directly related to or affiliated with the faculty is prohibited in all educational classrooms.

 

DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST

In order to comply with national and provincial standards and accreditation guidelines governing the relationships between industry and educational and professional organizations, it is necessary for all CE presenters to be familiar with current disclosure policy and procedures:

  • Faculty must disclose any affiliations with commercial interests. Commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests – unless the provider of clinical service is owned, or controlled by, an ACCME-defined commercial interest.
  • All presenters at CE events are asked to fill out the disclosure form upon entering your submission.
  • At the beginning of your presentation, (i.e., slide #2), please provide a disclosure statement or use the slide template that will be provided by C4 in an email. If you are not using slides, please make an announcement of any conflicts.

 

SLIDES

  • Educational material (slides, handouts, etc.) cannot include commercial company and product logos.
  • Limit the amount of information on each slide. Small font sizes and too much information on any one slide make duplication difficult.
  • Organization logos may be included on the first slide only. The first slide is not considered “educational”.

 

HANDOUTS

Handouts are highly valued by participants because they reinforce and clarify verbal information and aid recall. All handouts/resources will be uploaded to the C4 conference app. Some things to consider when preparing handouts:

  • No commercial company and/or products on handouts
  • Point form is more effective than paragraphs
  • Include 3 key messages on the last slide or portion of your handout
  • Copyright guidelines apply to all educational materials. C4 reserves the right to edit material that will contravene copyright.
  • Any handouts or resources for your presentation should be emailed to Leah Smith at Leah@c4recovery.org or can be uploaded through your online submission.

 

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TARGET AUDIENCE

Workshop proposals should focus on emerging and important issues facing the addiction treatment and recovery communities. The target audience includes Behavioral or Allied Health professionals, CEOs, Presidents and Vice Presidents, Directors, other C-Suite executives, Physicians, Psychologists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Alcohol and Drug Counselors, Mental Health Counselors, Collegiate Recovery and Professional Monitoring Organizations, EAPs, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Peer Support, Recovery Coaches, Sober Living Operators and staff.

 

GUIDELINES ON LANGUAGE/TERMINOLOGY

  • Please use “person first” language (e.g. “person/patient/individual with alcohol use disorder,” rather than “alcoholic”). “Addict” and “alcoholic,” while popular among some patients and the lay public, can be stigmatizing, dehumanizing, and they do not reflect the very human condition of addiction. Patients are not “addicts” or “alcoholics” but instead are people or persons with medical illnesses defined by consensus-driven medical terms such as “alcohol use disorder,” “opioid use disorder,” etc.
  • Do not use the word “abuse” in reference to substance use unless referring to a specific diagnosis in older versions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (e.g., DSM-IV). Similarly, do not use the word “abuser.” “Use” is often the appropriate replacement for “abuse.” Instead of “substance abuse treatment” use “substance use disorder treatment” or “addiction treatment.”
  • Preferred terms for the disease include substance use disorder, alcohol use disorder, drug use disorder, and addiction (when used as defined by American Society of Addiction Medicine). Use of terms in other diagnostic classification systems is acceptable provided the terms are used as defined. Examples might include “dependence” when referring to DSM-IV or International Classification of Diseases (ICD) diagnoses, or the ICD diagnosis harmful use.
  • Avoid “medication-assisted” unless referring to specific programs with those names. Medication is a treatment, so it might be called “medication treatment,” “opioid agonist treatment,” or just simply “treatment with buprenorphine” or “treatment with methadone.” Similarly, avoid “substitution therapy” or “replacement therapy.” “Substitution” is not a correct characterization of medication treatment (for example, opioid agonist treatment does not generally produce euphoria or short-lived increases in blood opioid levels).
  • Avoid stigmatizing language. Do not use “dirty” or “clean” urine or test results, use instead “positive” or “negative” urine or “urine positive for cocaine,” or “cocaine detected,” etc. Do not use “addict, alcoholic, drunk, pothead, crackhead, etc.” Instead use “patient with [insert substance] use disorder.” Do not use “frequent flyer” or “recidivist” instead use “patient with multiple relapses.” Avoid stating that the patient failed treatment. Instead note that the treatment failed or was not efficacious or effective.

 

REGISTRATION & ONSITE MEALS

You will need to complete a registration. Your registration is complimentary but everyone must be pre- registered. You will receive an email with instructions. Be sure to select any workshops that you plan to attend. There will be two complimentary learning lunches but you must be pre-registered to attend. There will be a full breakfast each day as well as AM and PM breaks served in the Exhibit Hall.

 

UPON ARRIVAL

When you arrive onsite please go to the Onsite Registration Office to pick up your badge, packet and other materials. Your room assignment is located in the Onsite Program Guide that you receive when you check-in. You can also download the C4 Events app and use your registrant ID and email to log in for info.

 

A/V

In our onsite registration office, ask for Jesse O’Donoghue, our Director of Event Technology or text Jesse at 252-514-7762 to review your A/V set up and test any equipment. This can be done the day before or as soon as you arrive to avoid any confusion. This can be scheduled during breakfast, break or another time when your presentation room is not being used. Please note: sound capability will not be added onsite so be sure to request now if you plan to show a video or need audio from the laptop. It is very difficult and expensive to add this last minute. If you plan to access the internet during your presentation – it is our recommendation that you download any video or screenshots that you would need to your laptop prior to arrival.

Please be sure to bring your laptop, any dongles, power cords, and your PowerPoint presentation already loaded. We may not have the dongle that you need onsite.

 

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Please read the guidelines below very carefully. Following these guidelines will increase the chance that your submission will be selected. To review the most common reasons a submission is rejected, please click here. Once you have reviewed everything, proceed to the bottom of this page to begin the submission process.

 

GUIDELINES ON LANGUAGE/TERMINOLOGY

  • Please use “person first” language (e.g. “person/patient/individual with alcohol use disorder,” rather than “alcoholic”). “Addict” and “alcoholic,” while popular among some patients and the lay public, can be stigmatizing, dehumanizing, and they do not reflect the very human condition of addiction. Patients are not “addicts” or “alcoholics” but instead are people or persons with medical illnesses defined by consensus-driven medical terms such as “alcohol use disorder,” “opioid use disorder,” etc.
  • Do not use the word “abuse” in reference to substance use unless referring to a specific diagnosis in older versions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (e.g., DSM-IV). Similarly, do not use the word “abuser.” “Use” is often the appropriate replacement for “abuse.” Instead of “substance abuse treatment” use “substance use disorder treatment” or “addiction treatment.”
  • Preferred terms for the disease include substance use disorder, alcohol use disorder, drug use disorder, and addiction (when used as defined by American Society of Addiction Medicine). Use of terms in other diagnostic classification systems is acceptable provided the terms are used as defined. Examples might include “dependence” when referring to DSM-IV or International Classification of Diseases (ICD) diagnoses, or the ICD diagnosis harmful use.
  • Avoid “medication-assisted” unless referring to specific programs with those names. Medication is a treatment, so it might be called “medication treatment,” “opioid agonist treatment,” or just simply “treatment with buprenorphine” or “treatment with methadone.” Similarly, avoid “substitution therapy” or “replacement therapy.” “Substitution” is not a correct characterization of medication treatment (for example, opioid agonist treatment does not generally produce euphoria or short-lived increases in blood opioid levels).
  • Avoid stigmatizing language. Do not use “dirty” or “clean” urine or test results, use instead “positive” or “negative” urine or “urine positive for cocaine,” or “cocaine detected,” etc. Do not use “addict, alcoholic, drunk, pothead, crackhead, etc.” Instead use “patient with [insert substance] use disorder.” Do not use “frequent flyer” or “recidivist” instead use “patient with multiple relapses.” Avoid stating that the patient failed treatment. Instead note that the treatment failed or was not efficacious or effective.

 

SCIENTIFIC INTEGRITY

Individuals giving presentations at CE activities should follow these guidelines so that materials are evidence-based, objective and balanced:

  • Presentations must be free of commercial bias for or against any product, company, service, or provider.
  • Presentations must give a balanced view of therapeutic options. Faculty use of generic names will contribute to this impartiality. If trade names are used, those of several companies should be used rather than only that of a single supporting company.
  • Presentations that include commercial products must present objective information about those products, based on scientific methods generally accepted in the medical and therapeutic community.
  • It is the responsibility of the faculty presenter to obtain written permission for print inclusion of material that is under copyright protection.
  • Promotion of any materials, publications/books, services, or organizations that are directly related to or affiliated with the faculty is prohibited in all educational classrooms.

 

DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST

In order to comply with national and provincial standards and accreditation guidelines governing the relationships between industry and educational and professional organizations, it is necessary for all CE presenters to be familiar with current disclosure policy and procedures:

  • Faculty must disclose any affiliations with commercial interests. Commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests – unless the provider of clinical service is owned, or controlled by, an ACCME-defined commercial interest.
  • All presenters at CE events are asked to fill out the disclosure form upon entering your submission.
  • At the beginning of your presentation, (i.e., slide #2), please provide a disclosure statement or use the slide template that will be provided by C4 in an email. If you are not using slides, please make an announcement of any conflicts.

 

SLIDES

  • Educational material (slides, handouts, etc.) cannot include commercial company and product logos.
  • Limit the amount of information on each slide. Small font sizes and too much information on any one slide make duplication difficult.
  • Organization logos may be included on the first slide only. The first slide is not considered “educational”

 

HANDOUTS

Handouts are highly valued by participants because they reinforce and clarify verbal information and aid recall. All handouts/resources will be uploaded to the C4 conference app. Some things to consider when preparing handouts:

  • No commercial company and/or products on handouts
  • Point form is more effective than paragraphs
  • Include 3 key messages on the last slide or portion of your handout
  • Copyright guidelines apply to all educational materials. C4 reserves the right to edit material that will contravene copyright.
  • Any handouts or resources for your presentation should be emailed to Leah Smith at Leah@c4recovery.org or can be uploaded through your online submission.

 


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