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PRIMR24 Call for Session Proposals Program

PRIM&R's Call for Session Proposal Program is an opportunity to contribute session ideas for our annual meeting. If you have an idea, review this webpage and contribute by February 2, 2024.

How to Submit a Proposal

  1. Review the submissions guidelines below before completing the submission form. You cannot save a submission once you start the form.  
  2. Complete the submission form by February 2, 2024, at 11:59 PM ET.
  3. Notification of your proposal status will be sent before we open registration (late June/early July).


Proposals should be on topics of interest to our broad audience:
Proposals can be geared toward a specific audience (e.g., IRB, IACUC, IBC, or institutional leaders) or focused on topics that span the research program (e.g., shared oversight challenges, challenges to ethics/trustworthiness in research, emerging technologies, translation, etc.).

All ideas will be considered, but we’re especially seeking proposals that focus on:

Submission Fields

Proposals must include the following content information:
  1. Title, descriptor (two to three sentences), three learning objectives (what will attendees learn upon leaving the session) 
  2. Session format: Indicate how the content will be presented: plenary vs. breakout session; didactic vs. interactive. You will be asked to select one format. 
  3. Track(s): Content is organized by thematic tracks. Select up to the two track(s) that best aligns with the session’s focus. If a track is not listed, use the “Other” field.
  4. Target Audience(s): Select the intended audiences for the session from a list of professional roles. Be sure to include all audiences that could benefit from hearing the session. 
Learn more about session formats, tracks, and target audiences.

Proposal should, ideally, include speaker recommendations. Please note the following about recommeding speakers:
If you have an idea for a session, but don't have speaker recommendations, the Conference Planning Committees can suggest speakers.

Conference Planning Committee Review 

The Conference Planning Committees, made up of subject matter experts, put together the conference agenda by reviewing and selecting from session proposals, considering prior year sessions to repeat, and generating new session ideas of their own. Given the number of ideas under consideration and the number of available session slots, we are unable to accept all session proposals. We aim for 30% of the program to be made up of session proposals. Proposals accepted often:
While proposals on a how an institution manages a certain aspect of their program are interesting, we want to see topics tackled from a diversity of perspectives and that are of broad interest audience. Our Poster Presentation Program is a better space to discuss new program innovations/impact on programs; that call will open in February 2024.

Submitting a Proposal

Submit a proposal online by February 2, 2024, at 11:59 PM ET. Submissions received after this date will not be considered. Notification of your proposal status will be sent before registration opens (late June/early July).

Terms and Conditions

By submitting a proposal, you agree to the following terms and conditions:


Review our list of FAQs. Contact Karina Reyes, Conference Program Coordinator, with questions.