Satellite Symposia

Five satellite symposia time slots are available during the ACTRIMS Forum 2020 at $50,000 USD each. Only satellite symposia programs which offer certified continuing medical education are allowed. Accreditation is the organizer’s responsibility. All satellite symposia must comply with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Policies and Standards for Commercial Support.

The symposium organizer must complete the satellite symposium application form to indicate their intent to organize a symposium during their preferred time slot. All applications will be reviewed by the ACTRIMS Executive Committee as well as the Forum Scientific Program Committee. Satellite Symposia slots will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline to submit a satellite symposium application is Wednesday, December 4, 2019. Preferred time slots are not guaranteed, and all slot assignments are final.

Satellite symposia are organized and entirely supported by corporate or not-for-profit entities. Satellite symposia content requirements are as follows:

  1. Topic selection must represent scientific excellence and be oriented to an educational goal relevant to the ACTRIMS Forum

  2. The symposia topics must complement, but not duplicate, themes or sessions in the official ACTRIMS Forum

Click here to review the Satellite Symposia Guidelines for complete information.

Available satellite symposia slots:

 Date  Time
 Friday, February 28, 2020  7:00 - 8:15 AM
 Friday, February 28, 2020  6:45 - 8:00 PM
 Saturday, February 29, 2020  6:30 - 7:45 AM
 Saturday, February 29, 2020  11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
 Saturday, February 29, 2020  4:45 - 6:00 PM

Satellite symposia are limited to 75 minutes. Start and stop times must be strictly adhered to. Speakers and co-chairs are to be invited by the symposium organizer. ACTRIMS is not responsible for honoraria, registration fees, hotel accommodations and travel expenses for the speakers and co-chairs.

+ Benefits

  • Meeting room for the duration of the symposium utilizing the existing room layout and audiovisual equipment provided by ACTRIMS. Any additional audiovisual equipment must be ordered through the ACTRIMS selected AV provider and requires approval from ACTRIMS. Additional equipment and labor will be at the expense of the symposium organizer.
  • Publication of the satellite symposium agenda in select electronic and print materials including link to CME provider website.
  • Light refreshments will be provided by ACTRIMS during the satellite symposia slots. Satellite symposium supporters are strongly encouraged to enhance the food and beverage ACTRIMS will provide by offering breakfast during the morning slot and snacks during the afternoons slot. Food and beverage arrangements should be made through ACTRIMS.

+ Onsite Disclaimer

ACTRIMS will post signs outside the meeting room prior to the start of the symposia and wherever listed on program materials that read the following: “This activity is an independently supported satellite symposium, not included in the formal ACTRIMS Forum 2020 accredited program. CME certification provided by [Company Name].”