Deadline extended: Submit your program proposal by May 31.

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Contribute to the healthcare engineering profession by submitting a presentation proposal for the 2020 Midwest Healthcare Engineering Conference. We are seeking presentations — including lectures, case studies and panel discussions — focused on innovative ideas, best practices, technology expertise and operation techniques which participants can apply immediately in their facilities.

The Midwest Healthcare Engineering Conference brings together professionals in the healthcare engineering field, exhibiting companies and industry leaders.

Midwest Healthcare Engineering Conference presenters should:

  • Report the latest industry trends
  • Provide attendees with the skills necessary to advance within the industry
  • Provide attendees with the skills necessary to advance within the industry
  • Discuss challenges and achievements
  • Contribute to our profession’s body of knowledge

If your presentation is selected by the committee, you will be contacted to provide additional information and a copy of your presentation.

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EDUCATIONAL SESSION TOPICS

Presentation topics of special interest for the 2020 Conference Educational Sessions are listed below. Conference participants have specifically inquired about these topics.

  • Compliance
  • Delivering Value
  • Operational Excellence
  • Management Development
  • Safety
  • Planning, Design and Construction
  • New Technology Avenues
  • Cost Reduction

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AUDIENCE

The audience for the Conference is comprised of healthcare engineers and professionals including:
Architects, Bio Medical/Clinical, Design and Construction, Energy, Facility Engineers/Managers, Infection Control, technicians, Loss/Prevention/Risk, and Safety & Security.
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HOW DO YOU BENEFIT?
If your presentation is selected:

  • You will receive a complimentary conference registration
  • You will contribute to the advancement of healthcare engineering
  • You will gain visibility and recognition as an industry leader

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PRESENTATION GUIDELINES

The following guidelines apply to any and all persons who submit proposals for MWHCEC and agree to be present if selected. Exceptions to any of these policies shall be solely at the discretion of MWHCEC. Agreeing to present a concurrent session denotes acceptance of these guidelines.

    1. Sessions are scheduled on October 12, 13 and 14 and are 60 minutes in length. Only submit a proposal if you are available to present on any of these dates.
    2. Proposals will be scored/chosen according to the degree to which:
      1. The submitted proposal is thoughtfully and thoroughly completed with enough detail to enable an assessment of items (b) – (i). Incomplete submissions of those that fail to adequately answer required questions about the presentations content, format, and value will not be considered.
      2. The presentation is relevant to the conference theme.
      3. The topic is timely in the Healthcare Engineering Industry.
      4. Speaker demonstrates relevant experience and expertise.
      5. Presentation will provide new and valuable information.
      6. Presentation will be of interest to a wide audience.
      7. Presentation does not focus on a particular product or service.
      8. Presentation involves a case study and takeaways applicable to other Healthcare Engineers.
      9. Multi-speaker sessions include a variety of experts and/or stakeholders.
    3. Submissions which include a Healthcare Engineer or Healthcare Facility Owner’s Representative as a presenter will be raked higher than those with vendors only presenting.
    4. Most sessions are slated for a 60 minute speaking slot; certain workshop sessions may be slated for a longer duration as required by the content.
    5. Presenters participate as volunteers and as such are not compensated for their participation in MWHCEC events.
    6. Accepted presenters will receive complimentary event registration on the day they speak.
    7. Presenters are expected to meet all deadlines for submission of materials and information related to their sessions, as outlined in the presenter packet.
    8. Presenters will arrive at their speaking engagement a minimum of 15 minutes before the session is scheduled to begin and  fully prepared for their presentations, with all speaking points, slideshows, and materials compiled and ready.
    9. Presenters will secure advance permission from the copyright holder(s) when using copyrighted materials as part of their presentations.
    10. MWHCEC may audio or video record sessions or take photographs during the event. Presenters agree to have their likeness included in any MWHCEC media for promotional uses after the event.
    11. Presenters agree to have the biographical information used at the discretion of MWHCEC for the purposes of event marketing and promotion.
    12. In the event that a presenter needs to cancel, he/she will immediately turn over a copy of his/her materials intended for the event to MWHCEC so that a replacement presenter may use the materials in preparation of executing the session. In the event of cancellation, the presenter must reimburse MWHCEC for any expenses the organization has incurred for his/her participation in the event.

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COMMERCIALISM

All presentations must avoid commercialism, promotion and advertising. Proposals which are simply descriptions of company services and/or products will not be considered. Unauthorized advertising may not be distributed, nor may materials that promote commercial interests of the speaker(s) or any particular company or enterprise.