Instructional Sessions

The Instructional Session Submission Process is Closed.
More information about scheduled instructional sessions will be available soon.

The Instructional Sessions will be held on Sunday, August 30, 2020.

Instructional Sessions are included in the CMV PHP Conference for sessions/topics that do not fit into the standard breakout session format. Consider proposing an Instructional Session only if one or more of these considerations apply:

  • To be effective/useful, the session topic requires more than the standard 25 minutes offered for CMV PHP Conference breakout sessions.
  • The session requires a more interactive or hands-on experience than can be adequately achieved in the standard 25 minutes offered for CMV PHP Conference breakout sessions.
  • The session format requires a different room set-up or technology than typically possible in a standard breakout session room; for example, it requires a more interactive, special technology or equipment that would not be feasible during a standard breakout session.

Proposals will be considered, reviewed, and selected by the 2020 CMV PHP Conference Planning Committee. Criteria for selecting Instructional Sessions will align with the broader abstract submission criteria.

Instructional Session abstracts will be reviewed and scored according to the following criteria by the CMV PHP Conference Planning Committee:

  1. Relevance and significance to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, early intervention, and family support services for infants and young children with CMV and their families. [1 - 20 points]
    • The abstract should address a current topic and information appropriate for the purposes of the conference goal.
    • The abstract should address important issues or gaps related to improving CMV-related services.
    • The abstract should inform, enable, or update others in improving CMV-related services regarding potential issues related to clinical practice, education of professionals/families, or future research.
    • The abstract should have the potential to advance the practice/knowledge base of CMV.
    • The abstract should expand the discussion or perspective to build on existing knowledge or address new knowledge, discoveries, methodologies, tools, technologies, or practices.
  2. Meets the following Criteria to be considered for an Instructional Session. [1 - 15 points]
    • To be effective/useful, the session topic requires more than the standard 30 minutes offered for CMV PHP Conference breakout sessions.
    • The session requires a more interactive or hands-on experience than can be adequately achieved in the standard 25 minutes offered for CMV PHP Conference breakout sessions.
    • The session format requires a different room set-up or technology than typically possible in a standard breakout session room; for example, it requires a more interactive, hands-on, application or special technology or equipment that would not be feasible during a standard breakout session.
  3. Overall clarity. [1 - 10 points]
    • The abstract should be well written and organized in a coherent manner.
    • The amount of information to be presented should be appropriate for the proposed session length and format.
    • The abstract should clearly describe the presentation's goals and learner outcomes.
    • The abstract should provide prospective participants enough information to determine if the session will meet their needs.
    • If research results are included, they should be clearly described and supported by statistical findings with the conclusions supported by the results.