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
- Review the submissions guidelines below before completing the submission form. You cannot save a submission once you start the form.
- Complete the submission form by February 2, 2024, at 11:59 PM ET.
- 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:
- HRPP/IRB, ACU/IACUC, or IBC directors, chairs, members, and administrators
- QA/QI professionals
- Laboratory animal and veterinary staff
- Researchers and research staff
- Institutional officials and leadership
- Compliance personnel
- Clinical research professionals
- Federal agency representatives
- Industry personnel
- Legal counsel
- Public relations professionals
- Subject advocates
- And more
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:
- Topics that pertain to both human and nonhuman animal research programs and would be of interest to HRPP/IRB, ACU/IACUC, and/or IBC personnel (e.g., shared oversight challenges, challenges to ethics/trustworthiness in research, emerging technologies, translation, etc.)
- SBER issues/challenges/etc.
- Advancing equity and justice in research
- Enhancing trust and trustworthiness in research
- Clinical research/research ethics
- Challenges and topics for institutional leadership/officials
- If a session was offered at PRIMR23/SBER23, do not submit that as an idea. We review prior year sessions to determine which to carry over to the current year. .
include the following content information:
Learn more about session formats, tracks, and target audiences
- Title, descriptor (two to three sentences), three learning objectives (what will attendees learn upon leaving the session)
- Session format: Indicate how the content will be presented: plenary vs. breakout session; didactic vs. interactive. You will be asked to select one format.
- 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.
- 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.
Proposal should, ideally, include speaker recommendations
. Please note the following about recommeding speakers:
- Proposals must include speakers from different institutions. Proposals that do not adhere to this will be provided with speaker suggestions.
- Proposals may include two to three speakers for breakout sessions, and up to four speakers for plenary sessions. We cannot exceed these limits.
- PRIM&R is interested in including speakers who have not presented at our meetings before.
- PRIM&R is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. Speaker recommendations should reflect this commitment, with an eye toward diversity in race, gender, sex, religion, age, career level, disability status, institution type, geography, and professional role.
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:
- Meet a topic need as identified above.
- Are well written, thought out, and complete.
- Include a diversity of perspectives (both ideas and speakers).
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:
- PRIM&R reserves the right to modify accepted proposals. Any changes will be discussed with the author.
- PRIM&R often receives multiple proposals on the same topic and so, you may be asked to work with another proposal author on a single session. PRIM&R will discuss this with the proposal authors.
- PRIM&R will make every effort to invite speakers listed on the proposal, but will recommend alternate speakers if there is a lack of diversity as outlined above.
- Any speaker invited to teach will be responsible for paying a discounted speaker registration fee.
Review our list of FAQs
. Contact Karina Reyes
, Conference Program Coordinator, with questions.