Thank you for participating in ABMS Conference 2017. By sharing your knowledge and experience with your health care colleagues, the entire Board Certification community benefits.

On this page you will find helpful information on important deadlines, registration, presentation format and guidelines, and details regarding the Conference, as well as two forms to complete and return. 

Please check back often for the latest presenter information and resources.

Presenter Checklist

Complete Presenter Disclosure Form* by Thursday, July 20

Complete Presenter Information Form* by Thursday, July 20

  • Your bio will be used on the ABMS Conference website, in the Conference mobile app, and as an introduction during your session. Please limit your bio to 125 words and include your ABMS Member Board affiliation, if any.
  • Please submit a professional quality headshot that is at least 1 Mb (or 500 pixels wide) in one of the following formats: JPEG, PNG, GIF, TIFF. Do not submit an image in a Word document; instead, send the photo as a separate attachment. Please use the following convention when naming the file:
    Last Name_First Name_ABMSConference2017_Headshot
  • Each room will be equipped with wireless internet; a PC presentation laptop; LCD projector and screen; podium and microphone; and wireless presenter remote.
  • Please indicate any additional AV needs on the Presenter Information Form.

* If you are presenting at multiple sessions, you only need to submit one presenter information form and one presenter disclosure form.

Complete Conference Registration by Friday, September 1

  • All presenters must register for the Conference. You are welcome to attend as much of the program as your schedule allows.
  • ABMS has secured a block of rooms at the Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago hotel at a rate of $279 per night (excluding tax). Please request hotel accommodations during the registration process.     

Submit Presentation(s) by Wednesday, September 13

  • On your first slide, please use the same session title that appears in the Conference schedule. This will help prevent any confusion among attendees.
  • ABMS has developed a branded PowerPoint template for your use (download here). Please use the following convention when naming your file:
    Last Name_First Name_ ABMSConference2017_Presentation
  • If you are submitting more than one presentation, add a number to the end of each file name (e.g., Presentation-1, Presentation-2, etc.)
  • If you wish to use your own PowerPoint template, be sure to use the 16:9 format.
  • Submit your presentation(s) to

Submit Handout(s) by Wednesday, September 13

  • Please indicate on the Presenter Information Form if you plan to provide handouts or background information for your session. Materials can be shared with Conference attendees via the ABMS Conference 2017 mobile app or you can bring hard copies. ABMS will not provide copies on-site. 

General Information

Conference schedule

Location: Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago hotel, 909 North Michigan Ave., Chicago IL 60611

Conference attire: Business casual