Submission deadline:
Friday, July 20, 2018 at 11:59 pm EDT
Submission notification: Submitters notified of acceptance or decline in August 2018
Proposal Evaluation and Selection            
The AHIMTA Planning Committee is looking for submissions with emphasis on an all-hazards approach where the presentation idntifies how the IMT was used, challenges and strengths of the IMT for that incident, etc. Submissions based upon response and recovery. THe Committee will review all submissions and select sessions based on relevance, timeliness of the content, and the qualifications of the presenter. Proposals that contain grammatical errors or are poorly written will be scored lower.

Topic Focus for 2018
The theme for the symposium is "Yesterday's Challenges are Tomorrow's Growth",  Last year, 2017,  was a very busy  and challenging disaster year and 2018 is looking  to continue that pattern.  Presentations that focus on lessons learned during the exceptionally taxing northwest US fire season overlapping with Harvey, Irma and Maria will be given extra consideration. 

Benefits of Presenting                                                                               
The AHIMTA Planning  Committee appreciates the value that each presenter’s expertise, background, and experience bring to the Symposium. As a token of that appreciation the following benefits will be provided to selected presenters

•        Complimentary AHIMTA Training and Education Symposium 2018 registration for up to two presenters per session. Complimentary registration is limited to a maximum of two (2) presenters per session. Complimentary registration is non-transferable and applies to AHIMTA presenters only.
  • 1 Complimentary hotel night.
Submission Instructions                                                                               
•        Presenters must use the online platform. Faxed, emailed, or mailed forms will NOT be considered.

•        Submission of a proposal does not guarantee participation in AHIMTA 2018.

•        Presenters may submit a MAXIMUM of five (5) submissions per presenter. Submissions submitted beyond that amount will not be considered. Submissions must be made separately.

•        Individuals must complete the submission process in its entirety. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

•        By submitting a proposal, presenters acknowledge that they will be available to present their session at the assigned session date to be determined, between December 1-3 (Preconference); December 4-6 (Symposium), 2018.

•        If the submission is selected, AHIMTA reserves the right to revise program titles and edit the program description for promotional materials associated with AHIMTA Symposium.

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Learning Objectives
You must enter two (2) learning objectives for your proposed session. Learning objectives are outcome statements which describe what knowledge, skills, attitudes, or behavior change the learner is expected to exhibit as a result of instruction.

Learning objectives should be stated in terms of what learners will be able to know, do, or feel. Objectives should consist of an opening statement (‘The participant will…’), an action verb, and a content reference (which describes the subject being taught.) The three essential elements of all learning objectives are a statement of:

1. who (the participant),
2. how (the action verb), and
3. what (the content).” i.e., The participant will insert action verb describe the behavior/desired outcome and the conditions under which and to what standards the task must be performed.
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