Badge Required for Technical Sessions
Your INFORMS Healthcare 2015 registration badge must be worn to all meeting events. Badges will be checked at the entrance to technical session areas, as well as the exhibit hall. Attendees without badges will be directed to the registration desk to pick up their badges and register. All attendees, including cluster chairs, session chairs, and speakers must register and pay the registration fee.
The online program is considered to be the final version of the preliminary program. This means that once the program appears online, we are not able to move either single presentations or full sessions to other time slots.
Making Your Presentation
Go to the registration area and pick up your name badge and other registration materials.
Courtesy to Fellow Speakers
Attendees are asked to be respectful of their colleagues by turning off cell phones and mobile devices before the presentations begin. In addition, please note that use of cameras and all recording devices is prohibited during sessions unless you have received prior permission from the speaker.
Please don’t be a “no-show.” While we understand that last-minute emergencies may prevent speakers from attending, we urge you to inform us so we can alert attendees. Speakers who fail to notify us that they are not attending are being unfair to their colleagues and the Organizing Committee. In an effort to improve the quality of the meeting, we maintain records of individuals who are late cancellations (cancel after June 7) and “no-shows.” These people may be required to register in advance for future meetings in order for their papers to be scheduled.
Send cancellation in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org with the reason for canceling.
You can print out sections of the printed program before you travel. One week before the meeting, check back to the meeting website for the full program in PDF format. You will be able to print out sections easily. You can also use the “ITINERARY” function in the program search to select your sessions and print out a customized itinerary. Room locations for all technical sessions will be indicated in the program PDFs.
To Find Sessions of Interest
Use the online Program Search to identify sessions you want to attend. Search by CLUSTER to see what’s available in topic areas. Search by KEY WORD for particular interests. Search by SESSION for a chronological look at sessions available each day. Or search by AUTHOR. You can also create your own itinerary. Once you arrive at the meeting, the best method for finding sessions of interest is to use the Master Track Schedule. It provides an overview of the general topic areas for all sessions during the week.
Questions about the Program, Last-Minute Presentation Changes or Cancellations
During the conference, come to the registration desk if you have general questions about the meeting or questions about your own presentation.
Nashville in July has warm temperatures (upper 80s/ low 90s) during the day and fair temperatures in the evening. Bring a light jacket or sweater.