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2013 Workshop Submissions
Submit a workshop to be considered for the 2013 SPBT Annual Conference!


We have opened the doors to workshop proposals for the 2013 SPBT Annual Conference, iTrain: Impact the Future, to be held June 10 – 13 at the Peabody Hotel in Orlando, FL.

This online workshop submission tool is designed to make the process easy for you.  You are allowed continued 24-hour access to information and to make edits to your submission.


What’s in it for you?

Career development

  • Increase your visibility as an industry expert
  • Enhance your credibility internally
  • Hone presentation skills

VIP badge with conference perks

  • Pre-conference registration; no need to check in, we will mail your badge and program book
  • Priority access to keynote speakers, book signings, and photo lines (avoid the lines!)
  • Reserved front row seating for the keynote sessions
  • Recognition during the general sessions
  • Framed SPBT Certificate of Achievement
  • A small gift as a token of our appreciation


Start Your Submission

Access the online submission tool for details on the submission process as well as information on workshop tracks, suggested topics, procedures, deadlines, and a submission checklist.

Important: Workshop Description and Learning Objectives


The workshop description and learning objectives are critical parts of your proposal since they are the basis for how conference attendees will choose which sessions to attend.

  • The description should be specific and succinct so that readers can quickly grasp what the session is about and how it will help them.
  • The learning objectives should be concise and clear and offer achievable goals that will give participants new information or ideas.


Important Dates

  • December 3, 2012:  Workshop Submission Deadline
  • Late February, 2013:  Workshop Acceptance Notification
  • Early March, 2013:  Accepted Workshops - Date, Time, Location Notification
  • April 19, 2013:  Electronic Handouts and Presentations Due
  • June 11, 12, 13, 2013:  Workshops Scheduled


Reminders and Guidelines

Workshop Selection

  • You may submit up to TWO workshops for consideration.
  • SPBT coordinates a review committee to evaluate submissions and make final selections. The review period will go until late February, during which time you may be asked for additional information.
  • If chosen, SPBT will schedule the date and time of your presentation on either June 11, 12, or 13; unfortunately we cannot accommodate date and time preferences.

 For Accepted Workshops

  • All presenters need to register and pay a registration fee for the conference.
  • If you are a learning supplier we highly recommend you present with a colleague from a pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device or diagnostic company. This co-facilitator should play an active role in presenting the material.
  • SPBT strictly prohibits self-promotion during workshop sessions.
  • Electronic workshop handouts and presentations are required and will be posted on the SPBT Web site in the "members only” section after the conference.


If you have questions, please contact Christine Gaudet, director of events, at (215) 357-1077 or cgaudet@spbt.org.

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