Annual Meeting Poster Presenters


Welcome to the 2016 Annual Meeting & Workshops
 Abstract Presenter Page!

Congratulations on being selected as an abstract presenter for the 38th SCA Annual Meeting & Workshops! In preparation for the Annual Meeting, please use this page to help guide you along the way. We will continue to update and maintain this resource page with details, dates, times, and information pertinent to abstract presenters; check back here often. We hope this information will help make your Annual Meeting experience an enjoyable and successful one.

Thank you for your contribution to the Annual Meeting; your presentation will help make the meeting an outstanding educational event. We look forward to seeing you in San Diego!

Online registration is now closed. Please call SCA Member Services at (855) 658-2828 to register via phone or download a registration form and fax it to (847) 375-6364 before March 30 to pre-register for the conference. After March 30, please visit the on-site registration desk at the Manchester Grand Hyatt.

-The 2016 SCA Program Planning Committee

Poster Abstract Presentations

Abstract poster presenters are expected to present their poster during the designated time their abstract is assigned in the Annual Meeting Program. This information was also sent to you in an email in February 2016.

Posters must be removed following your presentation to allow time for abstract poster presenters for the following session to set up their materials. Any posters remaining can be found near the registration desk until April 6, 2016 at 11:00 am PST.

The poster boards on site will be double-sided display boards. Your assigned poster number provided in your notification email will be in the lower right hand corner of the poster display board. The poster display board surface is approximately 4-feet high by 8-feet wide. It is recommended to prepare an abstract title label with lettering at least 1'' in height to post at the top of your display space. A large-font typed copy of your abstract should be posted in the upper left-hand corner of the poster display board. Illustrations should be printed and made before the conference. Keep in mind illustrations and print will be viewed from a distance of 3-feet or more. Charts, drawings, and graphs should be designed as if presented on PowerPoint slides; simple and bold. Use just a few primary colors to draw emphasis effectively. Remember: readability is key! Avoid mounting your abstract on heavy presentation boards; it will be difficult to display on the display board. Bring a box of thumbtacks with you to mount your abstract presentation on the display board. You may not write or mark on the display boards.

The "Main Author" designated in the abstract submission is expected to present the abstract at the Annual Meeting and pay the attendee registration fee. If the "Main Author" is unable to present at the Annual Meeting, you MUST send an email to providing the name and email address of the replacement abstract presenter prior to the meeting. 

Withdrawal Policy: In case the abstract presentation must be cancelled in its entirety due to an unforeseen emergency, an email sent to explaining the situation in appropriate and sufficient detail is required. Please note: Main Authors who fail to provide notice to the SCA executive office may be prohibited from presenting another abstract as the Presenting Author at subsequent Annual Meetings.

Poster set-up time is outlined in your confirmation email

Feel free to click HERE for a suggested poster display illustration.

If you have additional questions, please contact SCA Headquarters at

Oral Abstract Presentations

  • Visit the Speaker Information Center.
  • Log in using the credentials you created to submit your initial proposal. If you cannot remember your username and password, please click 'Forgot Your Password' on the left toolbar of the proposal submission site.
  • Once logged in the Speaker Information Center, complete the following items:
    • Willingness to Participate
    • Speaker Agreement Form
    • Disclosure Form
    • Bio Form
  • Please read through each of the sections and answer the questions in their entirety.
  • After all questions have been answered, ensure that you click 'Finish' on the lower right hand corner to save your answers. That's it!
If you have additional questions, please contact SCA Headquarters at or visit your Speaker Information Center.

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