Seize the opportunity to get involved and help shape the educational program of the SCDM 2019 Annual Conference taking place September 29 - October 2, 2019 in Baltimore! As SCDM is continuously looking for ways to improve its educational offering and provide an excellent experience to its conference attendees, we are welcoming the submission of proposals for innovative session formats meant to create an outstanding learning environment.

Submissions will go through a thorough review process to ensure selection of the best educational content and innovative session types. Interviews might be carried out by the Conference Co-Chairs during this process to gain further clarity around your ideas for the sessions. More information on the session chair guidelines can be found at the following link

Please note that previous conference experience is not required. SCDM is always interested in welcoming new volunteers as it seeks to fulfill its mission.

Those selected to serve as session chairs will be responsible for:
► sourcing and selecting the speakers;
► reviewing the content of each speaker's presentation/ discussion topic;
► ensuring the high quality and commercial-free nature of the presentations/ interventions;
► overseeing the entire session content to prevent redundancy and promote consistency;
► chairing and coordinating the session;
► promoting discussion during the session/discussion among audience;
► adhering to the timelines for sending required materials;
► keep flow the your session moving including maintaining timing to allow for discussion/Q&A;
► commitment to be available for the entire conference (including the selected speakers) if the session is voted to be held a second time in the Pop-up Sessions slots.

We anticipate that these exciting formats will add much to the quality of the conference and the audience interaction, while also requiring careful preparation by the session chairs.

We invite you to indicate your interest in being a session chair for the session format of your choice and your topic of interest by clicking on the button below and completing the application form. The deadline for applications is Thursday, January 10, 2019.

Should you have any questions in understanding the session chair role and its involved tasks/ responsibilities, please do not hesitate to contact us at