Welcome to the SCA 22nd Annual Echo Week Speaker Resource Page! 

Thank you for agreeing to present for the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists' Echo Week in Atlanta, GA!  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 maintain and update this resource page with details pertinent to our speakers, so check back periodically.  We hope this information will help make your conference experience an enjoyable and successful one. 

If you have additional questions, please contact SCA Management 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! 

Speaker Deadlines

The following items must be completed on the Faculty Information Center by the specified dates:


Items Due:

September 24, 2018
  • Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships
October 29, 2018
  • SCA Speaker Agreement
November 13, 2018
  • Biographical Information
January 24, 2019
  • Polling Questions


Please contact SCA at education@scahq.org if you are unable to complete these requirements by the deadline.

Presentation Guidelines

  • Business attire is appropriate for all educational sessions.  Professional demeanor, in both speech and attire, is expected at all times during the conference. 
  • Speakers must use the Echo Week presentation template for their title slide for recording purposes.
  • There will be one dedicated computer at the podium with PowerPoint and Keynote capability.
  • Slides must be sized for widescreen presentation (16x9). 
  • All presentations must be of educational nature, and may not be used to promote products or services.
  • Any additional handouts (i.e. case studies, journal articles, etc.) are the speaker's responsibility to print and distribute to attendees.
  • If there are any copyright concerns regarding content on specific slides of your presentation that may not be covered under the Fair Use Law, you may inform Learner's Digest of the slides that I would like deleted from the On Demand product.  Should you decide to delete any slides, you must notify Pamela Burrage of the slides to be deleted by email at pamela.burrage@wolterskluwer.com within one week after your presentation.

​Presentation Suggestions

  • Limit the information on a single slide. 
  • Use a 24 point font as your minimum size - remember, those sitting in the back of the room should still be able to read your slide. 
  • Please keep in mind that the number of session attendees could range between 75 and 250 people.
  • Be consistent in presenting information in an organized, logical manner.
  • Do not use more than four colors in your presentation. Avoid red letters, which are difficult for some people to read.  The best readability comes from high contrast of intensity rather than by clashes of color. 
  • Create slides to highlight your presentation, not to duplicate exactly what you will say.
  • It is recommended that you include your contact information on the last slide of your presentation for attendees to contact you with follow-up questions.
  • Make good use of color contrast.
  • Rehearse your presentation. 
  • Any graphic included in the presentation (i.e. media and video) should be embedded in the presentation file to minimize the file size.

Registration and Reimbursement

Registration: SCA will provide you complimentary registration for the meeting and will complete the registration process on your behalf.  Separate registration fees will apply to any additional workshops you choose to attend.

Reimbursement: Speaker benefit information was provided to you in your invitation letter from SCA Management.  If you have questions, please contact education@scahq.org.

Please return the completed expense report form along with your receipts to education@scahq.org.  More information about reimbursement will be sent a few weeks prior to the meeting.

*Receipts must be submitted within 30 days of the conference for reimbursement.


Upon Arriving in Atlanta, GA

Check-In at Registration

All speakers MUST check in at the Registration Desk prior to your presentations.  SCA Management will have your name badge and other relevant registration materials.

Room Assignments

Room sizes range from approximately 75-400 people each.  Assignments will be printed in the onsite Program Book that you will receive upon check-in at the registration desk.  Please check back for more details in January 2019.
Please arrive at the room assigned for your session at least 15 minutes prior to its start time.  Be sure to bring an additional copy of your presentation.
Your session(s) may be recorded for the On Demand product unless you notify SCA Management prior to the meeting via email that you would like to opt out.