Watch this video announcement from AADOCR President Jacques Nör explaining the new Interactive Talk presentation format.

What is an Interactive Talk presentation?

The 2022 AADOCR/CADR Annual Meeting & Exhibition will be a hybrid meeting. In order to provide the best experience for both in-person and virtual attendees, all accepted abstracts will be presented in a new format called Interactive Talks.

Interactive Talk presentations provide each speaker with 6 minutes to present their slides and 2 minutes for questions and transition to the next speaker. The Interactive Talks will be organized by topic into 90-minute sessions. This revised format allows both in-person and virtual presenters the opportunity to actively present their research to their peers.

 

Why is AADOCR moving to the Interactive Talk presentation format for the 2022 AADOCR/CADR Annual Meeting & Exhibition?

The AADOCR has continued to evolve to meet the unique challenges presented by COVID-19 for the health and safety of our members, attendees, sponsors, and exhibitors. To provide the best experience for both in-person and virtual attendees, all accepted abstracts will be presented in a new format called Interactive Talks. The AADOCR is committed to putting science first, and the new Interactive Talk presentation method will allow more colleagues the opportunity to actively present their science and interact with attendees during the sessions. AADOCR is initially trying this new format for one year and will seek feedback after the 2022 Annual Meeting. Your feedback will help inform future meeting planning to embrace our new hybrid meeting model.

This will also allow for IADR Scientific Group/Network Group Program Chairs to build more cohesive sessions from the abstracts submitted. And if the health and safety of attendees is at risk for an in-person event this format will allow the AADOCR to more readily pivot to a virtual format for the Annual Meeting.

 

What is required for an Interactive Talk presentation?

Interactive Talk presenters have the following requirements:

Prior to live presentation: All accepted and registered abstract presenters must upload a PDF preview of the presentation by the deadline included in the final presentation information notification. Presenters will be given the option to upload a brief audio or video file to accompany the PDF preview. 

During the live presentation: All accepted and registered presenters must attend and present during their live session/presentation time during which presenters will utilize PowerPoint slides as a visual aid. All presentation times will be listed in EDT (UTC -4).

In-person or virtual participation: At the time of submission, you will be able to indicate if the presenter will attend in person, virtually, or is undecided. Abstracts submitted with presenters who are undecided about attending the meeting in person or virtually will be scheduled into a virtual Interactive Talk session (if accepted) and will present virtually. 


Does this change the way I submit an abstract?

No, there is no change to how you submit your abstract. The deadline for abstract submissions is October 18, 2021. For more information, view the Call for Abstracts and the Information for Abstract Submitters.


Will my research still be published in the Journal of Dental Research?

Yes, all accepted and presented Interactive Talk abstracts will become archived and citable as part of a special issue of the Journal of Dental Research, the journal for dental, oral, and craniofacial research. The Journal of Dental Research follows the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors recommendations regarding the conduct, reporting, editing, and publication of scholarly works and these recommendations are applied to meeting abstracts to the extend practical and possible. 


How can I provide feedback on the Interactive Talk Presentation format?

We are trying this new format for one year and will seek feedback at the completion of the 2022 AADOCR/CADR Annual Meeting & Exhibition, all registered attendees will be given the opportunity to provide feedback through our Post-meeting Survey. Your feedback will help inform future meeting planning to embrace our new hybrid meeting model. 

 

Will this impact symposia, Hands-on Workshops, Distinguished Lecture Series speakers, or Focused Learning Sessions?

No, the submission process will remain the same for these sessions. And they will remain both in-person and virtual at the direction of the organizers for the sessions. 

 

What will happen with Keynote addresses?

Keynote addresses will continue to be scheduled at the beginning of the Interactive Talk session. The timing will remain 30 minutes for these speakers.

 


Any questions may be directed to meetings@aadocr.org.