Abstract Authors



Welcome to the Poster Presenter Resource Page for the SCA’s  20th Annual Echo Week!

Congratulations on being selected as an abstract presenter for the SCA 20th Annual Echo Week! Please use this page as a tool to plan your stay, prepare for your session(s), and learn more about the meeting. We will continue to update and maintain this resource page with details pertinent to our abstract authors, so check back often. We hope this information will help make your conference experience an enjoyable and successful one.

If you have additional questions, please contact SCA Staff at education@scahq.org.

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

- The SCA 2017 Echo Week Co-Directors  

All Poster Presenters

The main abstract author must present his/her poster during the date and time designated for the abstract poster presentation sessions. Details pertaining to presentation times were sent to the main author in February 2017.

Poster Session Schedule:

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

  1. Check-in and set-up: 7 - 8 am (Eastern)
  2. Presentation: 2 – 2:50 pm (Eastern)
  3. Tear-down: 4:30 pm (Eastern)  

*Posters not removed on Wednesday by 7 pm will be discarded.

Presenter Requirements:
 All main authors are required to register for the meeting online and pay the registration fee. Additionally, the main author must log into the Speaker Information Center, and complete the forms listed below in order to present at the meeting. 

IMPORTANT: If the author does not complete these forms, the author may not be permitted to be present. To access your forms, follow the steps below:

  1. Visit the Echo Week Speaker Information Center
  2. Using your SCA website credentials, log into your account. If you cannot remember your username and password, please click, 'Forgot Your Password' on the left toolbar of the proposal submission site.
  3. Once logged in the Speaker Information Center, complete the following items: 
    • Willingness to Participate
    • Speaker Agreement Form
    • Disclosure Form
    • Bio Form 

Poster Requirements: The poster display boards on site will be double-sided. Your assigned poster number that was provided in your acceptance letter will be in the upper right hand corner of the poster display board, along with your abstract title. Your poster may be a maximum of 48 inches tall and 96 inches wide, in order to fit on the display boards.

SCA will provide tacks for you to hang your poster with at the meeting. The SCA will not provide poster boards at the meeting, nor will a printing center be available. Your poster must be printed prior to the meeting.

Changing the Main Author: If the main author is unable to present at the meeting, you must send an email to education@scahq.org providing the name and email address of the replacement abstract presenter prior to the meeting. Unless the SCA is notified of a change in presenting author, only the main author will be allowed to present the abstract.

Cancellation Policy: 
In case the abstract presentation must be cancelled in its entirety due to an unforeseen emergency, an email must be sent to education@scahq.org explaining the situation in appropriate and sufficient detail. Please note: Any main author who fail to notify SCA Staff of a cancellation may be prohibited from presenting another abstract at subsequent SCA meetings.

Conference Registration:
Pre-Registration is now closed. You can still register on-site in Atlanta. Registration fees for this meeting are not waived for those presenting abstracts in the poster session.

Hotel Information:
Please make your own hotel and travel reservations. SCA requests that you stay in the conference hotel and has secured rooms at the Loews Atlanta Hotel at a special meeting rate until May 1, 2017.  This special rate will apply until the cut-off date, or when the SCA room block is filled. After that other higher rates may apply. Please click here to make your hotel reservations online, or call 877.872.0104.

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