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Presentation Types

Presentation Types

Bridging Research and Practice
Description: A presentation translating theoretical research content into practice, or practice into research questions, to promote dialogue between the two entities. Two presenters will be utilized in the session, one oriented toward research and the other oriented toward practice.
Time: 60 minutes - 45 minutes for the presentation and 15 minutes for dialogue with attendees.
Additional clarification: Your proposal must clearly delineate the theoretical research base and elements of practice, or clarify the specific practice being researched. One of the two presenters must be a clinician, and the other a researcher.

Panel Discussion
Description: A presentation on a single topic presented by a moderator for discussion by a panel of 3-5 experts on the topic addressed. Panel members will share their knowledge through discussion on the validity, value, and applicability of the topic.
Time: 90 minutes - 15 minutes for introducing the topic, 1 hour for discussion by the panel, and 15 minutes for summary and questions from the audience.
Additional clarification: Your proposal must focus on a single topic, and address validity, value, and applicability. Three to five presenters are required for this presentation type. The moderator may be a sixth person if necessary.

Experiential Workshop
Description: A presentation designed to actively involve attendees in structured activities, small or large group processes, simulation, and/or other training components. Presentation must have in evidence a meaningful rationale and/or theoretical base underlying the activities.
Time: 90 minutes - 30 minutes for introducing the rationale and/or theoretical base of the planned experience, 45 minutes for active involvement of the attendees in the experience, and 15 minutes for debriefing and questions.
Additional clarification: Your proposal must address the meaningful rationale and/or theoretical base of your workshop, as well as information regarding the active and meaningful experience planned for attendees.

Practice Report
Description: A presentation giving an analytical description of a promising new and innovative intervention or program, in a counseling or institutional setting. The underlying theory and/or research model must be included in the presentation.
Time: 60 minutes - 45 minutes for presenting the information, and 15 minutes for dialogue with attendees.
Additional clarification: Your proposal must explain how the intervention or program is "new and innovative," and must clearly articulate the theory and/or research model underlying the intervention or program.

Research Report - 30 minutes
Description: A presentation of original research which offers a new perspective in thanatology and shows the relationship of this new information to existing research and theory.
Time: 30 minutes - 20 minutes for presenting the information, and 10 minutes for dialogue with attendees.
Additional clarification: Your proposal must show that the research in your proposal is original, and show that your material offers a "new perspective in thanatology" or provides empirical support for a concept or theory in thanatology. Be sure your proposal indicates clearly how the original research relates to existing research and theory.

Research Report - 60 minutes
Description: A presentation of original research which offers a new perspective in thanatology and shows the relationship of this new information to existing research and theory.
Time: 60 minutes - 45 minutes for presenting the information, and 15 minutes for dialogue with attendees
Additional clarification: Your proposal must show that the research in your proposal is original, and show that your material offers a "new perspective in thanatology" or provides empirical support for a concept or theory in thanatology. Be sure your proposal indicates clearly how the original research relates to existing research and theory.

Scholarly Paper
Description: A theory-based presentation focused on exploring and analyzing new and current issues, trends, perspectives, and/or models in the field of thanatology.
Time: 60 minutes - 45 minutes for presenting the information, and 15 minute for dialogue with attendees.
Additional clarification: Your proposal must clearly show how the theory or theories used are relevant to the material. The information explored/analyzed must be new material related to current issues, trends, perspectives, and/or models in thanatology.

Professional Case Presentation
Description: A presentation of a case study related to the presenter's own professional experience which relates to the ADEC Body of Knowledge, and preferably to research and/or theory also.
Time: 60 minutes - 45 minutes for presenting the information, and 15 minute for dialogue with attendees.
Additional clarification: Your proposal must show how the presentation relates your professional experience to ADEC's Body of Knowledge. Also, showing how research and/or theory link to your professional experience is preferred.

Personal Story
Description: A presentation giving an anecdotal account which has practice or educational applications related to the ADEC Body of Knowledge, and preferably to research and/or theory also.
Time: 60 minutes - 45 minutes for presenting the information, and 15 minute for dialogue with attendees.
Additional information: Your proposal must indicate how the material is applicable from a practice or professional perspective. Also, showing how research and/or theory link to your material is preferred.

Poster Presentation
Description: A visual format presentation of projects, interests, and/or research-in-progress, enhanced by appropriate handouts and informal personal interaction with the presenter. Presentations will be grouped by topic.
Time: Designated 1-hour time slot for poster presentations will be assigned within a reception venue. Posters will remain on display for viewing the following day if space permits.