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2021 IAHSS AC&E Call For Presentations Closes August 10

Friday, July 24, 2020   (0 Comments)
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2021 IAHSS AC&E Call For Presentations is open! 


The IAHSS 53rd AC&E will be held in Myrtle Beach in 2021. Security Directors and Managers from both large and small healthcare organizations come seeking strategiesinsightsmodels, and practices as well as lessons learned from real life scenarios to address the ever-changing needs of healthcare security, safety and emergency management. Attendees are looking for solutions that will help to position them as leaders within their organizations. 

IAHSS will provide a variety of learning formats to meet the needs of our varied audience, including the following:

  • General session presentations:  A speaker shares expertise applicable to most attendees 
  • Targeted / Breakout presentations:  Speakers share targeted expertise in a smaller breakout session.  For the 2021 program, presenters are encouraged to submit abstracts for 30 or 45 minute sessions.  The Education Council intends to have a program that includes some shorter-length sessions. 
  • Facilitated group discussions A facilitator introduces a topic and provides thought-provoking questions and exercises to harness the knowledge of the audience in a smaller group setting.

If you want to make an impact on the healthcare security, safety and emergency profession, or you can recommend someone who fits this criteria, then we’d like to hear from you! 




  • Is the topic innovative and thought provoking with the goal to advance the profession?
  • Is the speaker or facilitator experienced, engaging and well received by audiences?
  • Are there clear lessons learned and take-aways that audience members can apply to their own situations?



  • Submit your session ideas by MondayAugust 10, 2020
  • You will receive a confirmation of your submission.
  • Each submission will be reviewed by a team of volunteers and staff.
  • You will be notified by September 30th on the status of your submission. 



  1. All presentations MUST be provided electronically on the IAHSS PowerPoint template and in PDF format no later than 4 weeks in advance of the conference for review and preparation.
  2. All audio-visual requests must be indicated on the speaker agreements.
  3. Presentations may not include sales pitches or any promotion of your company's specific products or services. Experience has shown that presentations with sales-like components consistently receive the lowest ratings. Product & service providers are strongly encouraged to pair up with a healthcare security, safety or emergency management practitioner.
  4. You are limited to submitting a maximum of two session proposals. (Contact to submit a second session proposal.)
  5. Please be sure to leave ample time for questions (5-10 minutes) at the end of your session. 
  6. We take our session evaluations very seriously.  Participants rate education sessions and presenters on a 1-5 scale. The goal is for all presenters to receive a 4.0 or higher. 
  7. Upon acceptance more information will be provided.


  1. A $500 per session stipend will be offered to all selected sessions to help offset costs related to travel and/or attending the conference. 
  2. Presenters may attend conference educational sessions between 8 am - 5 pm the day of their session free of charge. Presenters who plan to attend any other IAHSS Annual Conference & Exhibition sessions or events are expected to register as regular attendees.


Call for Proposals due August 10, 2020

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