Presenter Resources

THANK YOU for joining the faculty of the 4th Federal Interagency Conference on TBI. We appreciate your commitment and strive to make your presenter experience as stress-free, productive, and enjoyable as possible.

This webpage is designed to provide the resources and information you need. If you don’t find the answers to your questions here, please contact Keo Pich at We’re here to help!


  • Presenters receive $100 OFF their registration. Presenters are required to register. Those who would like to register now at the lowest possible rate, will receive $100 credited later — after their acceptance notification.


  • Symposia: Extended to October 13, 2017
  • Oral Papers & Posters: December 15, 2017


  • Acceptance notifications will be sent via email
  • To symposia submitters in mid-November 2017 and
  • To paper and poster submitters at the end of December 2017



Please book early at the Hilton Washington, conference headquarters, and enjoy the convenience and savings of staying onsite. There is no deposit required at booking and no penalty for cancellations made by 3:00 PM three days prior to your reservation.

By booking in the FICTBI discounted room block, you also help FICTBI meet its hotel contract obligation. Thank you!

Hilton Washington: 1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009

Room Rates

  • $249 / night (single/double) plus tax
  • TBA Government Rate / night (single/double) plus tax

Call +1.800.HILTONS (+1.800.445.8667) with the applicable group discount code:

  • Main Block Code: ACRM
  • Government Block Code: TBA



If you need assistance with the registration process, please contact Keo Pich




Poster display boards are landscape format measuring 4′ H × 8′ W (122 cm Height x 243 cm Width). Posters may be any size as long they will fit on the poster display board. The suggested size is 42” x 90”.  Pushpins for mounting will be provided.

Poster Sessions

  • Poster Set-Up: Sunday, June 10th, 2018 from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Poster Presentation:  Poster presenters must staff their poster. Please be prepared to stand by your poster, present your findings and answer attendee questions during this time.
    • Monday, June 11th, 2018 from 12:15 PM – 10:00 PM
    • Monday, June 11th, 2018 from 05:15 PM – 06:00 PM
    • Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 from 06:00 PM – 06:45 PM
  • Poster Take-Down: Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 from 8:15 AM – 12:00 PM
    *Posters that are not picked up by 01:00 PM will be removed and disposed of by staff.

PLEASE NOTE:  Your poster must be displayed for viewing from 8:00 AM on Monday, June 11th until 6:45 PM on Tuesday, June 12th. 



Each presenter is allotted 15 minutes to present their scientific paper and answer questions. Audio/visual equipment may be used to supplement the presentation. Whenever possible, papers will be grouped by their focus, with up to four papers being moderated within a 75-minute session block.



The abstracts of all oral papers and posters presented at this 4th Federal Interagency Conference on TBI will be published in the online issue of the ACRM journal, the Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

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Pre-Loaded Presentations

To facilitate a smooth flow of sessions in each meeting room and reduce opportunities for technical difficulties, all presentations will be pre-loaded and ready to run for the start of each session. Your presentation, as submitted to FICTBI, will be loaded on the FICTBI laptop and ready to go. Our aim is to start and end each session on time.

Session Room Set up

Each session room will be equipped with a laptop, projector, and screen for your presentation. In addition, there will be a table, three chairs and a podium at the front of the room. With the exception of the large plenary sessions, rooms will not generally include a microphone or sound system for videos.

If you require a microphone, plan to use video with sound or require special accommodations (e.g., ramp, stool), please let us know immediately by emailing Please include your name, session ID and session title. If you have already received confirmation, there is no need to alert us again. Requests for a microphone and audio or video equipment on site will be granted on a first come, first served basis and availability cannot be guaranteed. Please notify us by email no later than April 1, 2018.

Presenter Ready Room

There will be a Presenter Ready Room available. Hours will be posted closer to the event. Visit the Presenter Ready Room if you have major changes to your presentation or would like to confirm or test your presentation. If you would like assistance outside of the posted hours, please email You are not required to visit the Presenter Ready Room if you do not have changes.

Presenter Introductions

You will be responsible for introducing yourself and running your presentation. Please be sure to arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled beginning of your session to ensure a timely start. Please keep to the allotted timeframe, including time for questions and answers.

Length of Sessions

  • Symposia: 75 minutes
  • Oral Presentations: each presenter is allotted 15 minutes to present their paper and answer questions (75-minute session total)

Handouts are not required and are your responsibility if you choose to provide them. Presentations and poster files will be available in the digital conference proceedings — included with WORLD PASS and available for purchase a la carte.

Using Video in Your Session?

If your presentation uses video with sound, please let us know by emailing no later than March 1, 2018 so we can ensure the session room is set up properly. Feel free to visit the Presenter Ready Room to test the presentation and video. You are also welcome to bring your presentation on a USB stick or even your own laptop if you are concerned about the video playing properly. If you elect to use your own equipment, we highly recommend that you visit the Presenter Ready Room in advance to test your presentation. If you have not previously let us know that you will be requiring audio or video equipment for your presentation, we cannot guarantee the availability of audio or video equipment in the classroom in which you are presenting.

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