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Autumn 2018 Speakers’ Corner

Thank you for agreeing to participate as a presenter and/or chairperson at the upcoming ISCTM 2018 Autumn Conference. 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. 

Dates/Location
15-16 October 2018
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Marina del Rey, California
(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 in JUNE.  We will send a reminder to register at that time. 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 7 September 2018. Abstract should be in paragraph form,
< 300 words and contain no tables.

STEP 5:  Presentation Submission Schedule

— Draft: Chairs will advise according to each segment’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.

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:
We ask speakers who will request reimbursement to book flights enough ahead of travel dates to take advantage of the lower fares. 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. (ISCTM Speaker Reimbursement Policy)

Preliminary Agenda:

Day 1: Monday, 15 October
7:00 am Registration opens/Continental Breakfast
8:00 Presidential Welcome
8:15-12:15 Innovative Uses of Technology for Measuring Outcome in Clinical Trials- Part 1
12:15-1:30 Lunch
1:45-5:30 Innovative Uses of Technology for Measuring Outcome in Clinical Trials-Part 2
6:00-7:30 Poster Session/Reception
Day 2: Tuesday, 16 October
7:00 am Registration opens
7:30-9:30 Workshop Breakfasts
9:45-12:45 Parallel Sessions
  a) Biomarkers in psychiatric drug development: an update
  b) Designing trials using gene therapy for neurological disorders with a clear genetic basis
12:45-1:30 Lunch
1:45-4:00 Biomarkers technologies for clinical trial design and regulatory strategies in neurodegenerative disorders
4:00 Meeting Adjourns

ISCTM Contact Information

George Haig Chair, Scientific Program Committee
Carlotta McKeeExecutive Director, ISCTM
Mary Bea HardingAssociate Director, ISCTM
Robin Patterson – Administrative Assistant, ISCTM

Phone:  +1.615.383.7688