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This year's North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference (NACFC) will feature a wide variety of session formats.  The below outlines for format of each session type.

 

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NACFC 2019 Proposed Session Formats

Following are the general format and structure for each session type at the NACFC.

Symposium Session

Structure:

  • 1 hour and 45 minute didactic sessions with opportunities for discussion
  • Audience size typically ranges from 350-750 people
  • A 5-minute introduction/overview by session chair(s)
  • Four 20-minute presentations, each followed by 5 minutes of discussion

Workshop Session

Structure:

  • 1 hour and 20 minute interactive sessions
  • Audience size typically ranges from 150-450 people
  • A 5-minute introduction/overview by session chair(s)
  • Five 10-minute presentations, each followed by 5 minutes of discussion

Brown Bag Luncheon Sessions

Structure:

  • 1 hour and 20 minutes in length
  • Audience size generally ranges from 80-100 participants
  • Designed to offer topics of current interest that cannot be covered in other larger sessions

Discipline Group Sessions

Structure:

  • 2 hours in length
  • Audience size normally ranges from 150-350 people, depending on the discipline
  • Focus on areas of interest within specific caregiver discipline groups

Consultation Clinic Sessions

Structure:

  • 1 hour and 15 minutes in length
  • Audience size usually ranges from 80-100 participants
  • Designed for presentation and discussion of problem cases in CF
  • A 5-minute introduction by the session chair(s)
  • Four 5-minute case presentations, each followed by 5 minutes of discussion
  • A 30-minute group discussion at the end of the session

Submit a case summary for a Consultation Clinic.

Pediatric and Adult Fellows Sessions

Structure:

  • 2 hours in length
  • Audience size typically ranges from 200-400 people
  • A 3-minute introduction by the chairs/facilitator
  • Seven 10-minute presentations, each followed by 5 minutes of discussion
  • 10-minute discussion at the end of the session
  • 2-minute wrap up by the facilitator at the end of the session

Submit a case summary for a Fellows Session.

Physicians Grand Rounds Session

Structure:

  • 2 hours in length
  • Audience size normally averages 700-1,000 participants
  • A 10-minute introduction by the session chair(s)
  • Four 6-minute case presentations
  • A 15-minute discussion at the end of each presentation by the expert discussant
  • 26 minutes for audience open discussion
  • Designed for presentation of difficult cases in CF

Submit a case summary for the Physicians Grand Rounds.

Roundtable Sessions

Structure:

  • 1 hour and 20 minutes in length
  • Audience includes nine participants and a facilitator at each table
  • Multiple roundtable discussions conducted simultaneously on a wide variety of topics
  • No formal presentation is involved
  • Facilitator gives a short introduction and then facilitates the discussion

Short Course Session

Structure:

  • 4 hours in length
  • Audience typically ranges from 40-80 participants

Special Class Sessions

Structure:

  • 8 hours in length
  • Audience size ranges from 40-120 people