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Postgraduate Courses

Postgraduate Courses provide intensive information and review on a single topic through a half-day or full-day session on Saturday, June 2 or Sunday, June 3, 2018.

A maximum of 4 speakers, including the chair, is allowed for half-day courses; a maximum of 8 speakers, including the chair, is allowed for full-day Postgraduate Courses. Co-chairs are only permitted for full-day Postgraduate Courses. Breakout sessions or small workshops within a Postgraduate Course should not be proposed due to time and room constraints.

All Postgraduate Course proposals must adhere to the following schedule:

Time Lecture Number
8:00am – 8:15am Introduction 
8:15am – 9:00am Lecture 1    
9:00am – 9:45am Lecture 2
9:45am – 10:00am Break
10:00am – 10:45am Lecture 3 
10:45am – 11:30am Lecture 4 
11:30am – 12:00pm Questions and Answers*
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 1:15pm Introduction & Recap**
1:15pm – 2:00pm Lecture 5 
2:00pm – 2:45pm Lecture 6 
2:45pm – 3:00pm Break
3:00pm – 3:45pm Lecture 7 
3:45pm – 4:30pm Lecture 8 
4:30pm – 5:00pm Questions and Answers

* End of morning ½-day courses
** Beginning of afternoon ½-day courses

The APSS offers an honorarium for all Postgraduate Course speakers. Please review the guidelines below regarding the APSS honorarium policy:

  • Speakers may receive a $500 honorarium for up to two Postgraduate Course presentations that are at least 45 minutes in length for a maximum of $1,000.
  • To qualify for an honorarium, the speaker must submit course book materials consisting of PowerPoint slides by May 1, 2018. There will be no exceptions to this deadline.
  • A maximum of four (4) speakers will be awarded an honorarium for half-day Postgraduate Courses.
  • A maximum of eight (8) speakers will be awarded an honorarium for full-day Postgraduate Courses.
  • Course chairs are eligible only if they provide a 45-minute presentation and meet the requirements listed above.
  • Both members and nonmembers are eligible for the honoraria.