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Call for Presentations

FSMB’s 2024 Call for Presentations

The FSMB invites proposals for abstracts for the 2024 FSMB Annual Meeting. The meeting will be held April 18-20, 2024, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. Over the course of the three days, the FSMB will welcome attendees from across the state medical board and regulatory communities, where we will encourage opportunities to engage and connect with colleagues.
Is your state medical board doing great things that others can learn from? Are you a subject matter expert with a passion for sharing your knowledge? If so, we want to hear from you. This is your chance to share effective models, policies, research and strategies and to provide your colleagues with insights and best practices for addressing many of the issues facing regulators today. 

To submit your proposal, please click HERE.

Session Formats

FSMB is giving submitters the option to choose between concurrent and general session presentations. Submit a proposal that showcases how you have taken your state medical board to the next level of innovation, efficiency and effectiveness in public protection.

Individuals may select from the following delivery methods for their presentation:

  • Concurrent Session
    Concurrent sessions are 60- to 90-minute breakout sessions with 3 sessions running concurrently. Presentations addressing similar topics may be combined.
  • Plenary Session
    60- to 90-minute presentation or panel discussion to take place during one of the General Sessions.

Requirements & Guidelines for Abstract Submissions

Submitters will be asked for the following information during the submission process:

  • Presenter(s) information to include name, title, organization, contact information, and a brief bio. 
  • A 300-500-word abstract. This in-depth description of your session will be used by the planning committee in the submission review process.
  • Learning objectives. These are an important part of the review process and describe what attendees will be able to know or do as a result of attending the session.
  • Information on whether the content has been presented before.
  • Attestation that presentations do not market specific products or services. Exhibit space is available for that purpose.
  • Agreement that if accepted, speakers will present in person.
  • Is your abstract ready? Please click here to submit
  • Submissions will be accepted through Friday, October 20, 2023.

Review Process

Proposals will be reviewed by FSMB’s Education Committee which is comprised of your peers—representatives and leaders from within FSMB membership and the state medical board community. The strongest proposals will emphasize how and what attendees will learn from your session.

Proposals will be assessed using the following criteria:

  1. Timeliness and innovation of topic
  2. Practical applications
  3. Data and outcomes (as appropriate to topic)
  4. Specificity and quality of content
  5. Opportunity for Interaction/audience participation 

Timeline (subject to change)

  • September 8:  Call for proposals opens. 
  • October 20: Completed proposals received no later than 5:00 p.m. ET.  FSMB will confirm receipt of all proposals by email.
  • October 23 – November 20: Review of proposals by FSMB Staff and the FSMB Education Committee and selection of presentations.
  • December 1: FSMB notify all selected proposals.  FSMB will also notify those who were not selected, offering potential options to participate in other 2024 educational opportunities.

Questions during the submission process? Please email 

FSMB Policies

Full Disclosure Policy For Continuing Medical Education

As a provider approved by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), FSMB requires global disclosure of the existence of all financial relationships with commercial interest from any individual in a position to control the content of a CME activity sponsored by FSMB. 

In order for FSMB to mitigate any necessary relationships, all confirmed speakers for the Annual Meeting will be required to complete a Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form on the following question soon after proposal approval.

Have you had any financial relationship(s) with an ineligible company in the past 24 months? If so, please provide us with the name(s) and nature of the relationship(s). (Examples of financial relationships include employee, researcher, consultant, advisor, speaker, independent contractor (including contracted research), royalties or patent beneficiary, executive role, and ownership interest. Individual stocks and stock options should be disclosed; diversified mutual funds do not need to be disclosed. Research funding from ineligible companies should be disclosed by the principal or named investigator even if that individual’s institution receives the research grant and manages the funds.) 

The intent of this policy is not to prevent a speaker with a potential conflict of interest from making a presentation, but to ensure that any potential conflicts are identified openly so that attendees may form their own judgments regarding possible bias. In keeping with this policy, CME faculty relationships shall be disclosed to participants prior to educational activities in meeting promotional materials, handouts, and post-meeting publications. 

Speaker Registration Discount & Reimbursement

By submitting a proposal for consideration, you agree to the following speaker registration discount and reimbursement policy:

  • Complimentary speaker registrations for the Annual Meeting.
  • FSMB will reimburse travel and hotel expenses for 1-2 nights (e.g., airfare, ground transportation, hotel room and tax charges, and incidentals, such as meals/snacks incurred during travel). All receipts must be provided for reimbursement.