Synergy in Action

15th Annual Scientific Meeting – Speakers’ Corner

Thank you for agreeing to participate as a presenter and/or chairperson at the upcoming ISCTM 15th Annual Scientific Meeting. This page contains all the links you will need for submitting information to the ISCTM, as well as information we hope you find helpful for your planning. 

19-21 February 2019
The Fairmont
Washington DC, USA
(Housing to be booked through ISCTM during registration process.  Do not contact the hotel directly.
Details below)

STEP 1:  Complete the Online Confirmation and Agreement

STEP 2: Please Email Biographical Paragraph and Photo

2500 characters max (including spaces)

STEP 3: Register for the Meeting

Registration announcements will be sent via email week of 12 November.  Selecting Register from that email will direct you to the fee-waived Speaker Registration path. You will have the opportunity to book your housing during the registration process. Do not contact the hotel.  To have the email resent please email the Secretariat.

STEP 4: Please Email Abstract

Abstract, for inclusion in the program book, should be submitted after the first session development call with chairs, but no later than 8 January 2019. Abstract should be in paragraph form,
< 300 words and contain no tables.

STEP 5:  Presentation Submission Schedule

— Draft: Chairs will advise according to your session’s agenda development telecon schedule.
— Final: Bring flash drive to onsite registration desk the morning of your session, no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of the meeting day. REMINDER: Disclosures must be included in slide presentation. 

STEP 6:  Chairs/Co-Chairs – Publication Information

To facilitate dissemination of information discussed during ISCTM meetings, we encourage publications from ISCTM sessions. Chairs will discuss during the session development calls. (Output category specifications)

Travel Arrangements:
In order to meet ISCTM’s fiscal responsibilities, the Society endeavors to operate its meetings as close to break even as possible, hopefully in the black. The Executive does not wish to raise additional revenue through increasing registration fees, so we must keep a close watch on expenses.  Therefore, we ask speakers requesting reimbursement to keep this in mind when arranging travel, specifically, to book flights enough ahead of travel dates to take advantage of the lower fares. (ISCTM Speaker Reimbursement Policy)

Preliminary Agenda:

Day 1: Tuesday, 19 February 2019
10:30-6:00 Onsite Registration Open
1:00-4:10 Unresolved Problems in Neuroscience Drug Development – Point/Counterpoint
4:25-6:00 Working Groups – Session A
6:00-7:00 Welcome Reception
Day 2: Wednesday, 20 February 2019
7:15 Registration opens/Continental Breakfast
8:15-Noon Parallel Sessions
A. Strategies for generating meaningful data for payers
B. Methodological issues associated with the new Alzheimer’s draft Guidance
Noon-1:30 ISCTM Annual Business Meeting/Luncheon
1:45-5:30 Finding the signal: Strategies for participant-centric trials in the face of participant-introduced validity challenges
5:45-7:30 Poster Session/Reception
Day 3: Thursday, 21 February 2019
7:00 Registration opens
7:15-9:15  Working Groups – Session B – Breakfast
9:30-1:15 Untangling the regulatory and statistical challenges when designing trials for disease modification
1:15 Meeting Adjourns


ISCTM Contact Information

George Haig Chair, Scientific Program Committee
Carlotta McKeeExecutive Director, ISCTM
Mary Bea HardingAssociate Director, ISCTM
Phone:  +1.615.383.7688