The University of Iowa


                                                      2020 Biennial 
                      Innovations in Research, Policy and Clinical Care

                                        October 5-7
               The University of Iowa






A Message to Participants - July 20, 2020


Thanks to the substantial number of registrations, I am very pleased to announce that the 2020 meeting of the International Marcé Society will be held virtually from October 5-7, 2020! The 40th anniversary celebration will have representation from around the globe - reflecting our substantial growth since the first meeting.  We appreciate all of you who registered!

Important next date: JULY 28:

July 28: Preconference workshop registration opens.
Descriptions of confirmed workshops are listed on the conference website  Two additional workshops will be added to the list once we receive the descriptions from the presenters. Please plan to register for a workshop early. Each will be limited to 30 participants to facilitate engagement and ensure security. To assist you in planning, the specific times for each workshop will be posted on July 24. Registration is required (and for some there is an additional fee).

July 28: Revised registration deadline for those with accepted abstracts.
Many of you with accepted abstracts have already registered. Thank you! Your abstracts will be included in the conference program. All conference participation is limited to registered attendees. Secondary abstract authors who wish to co-present must register.

What to expect.
As most of you requested in the May survey, you can expect approximately three hours of live interaction daily in engaging sessions, with ongoing availability to recorded oral talks and scheduled, moderated discussion boards.

A virtual event is new for all of us. With the plan for the preconference workshop day set, I am now organizing the rest of the conference program. In general, all those listed as presenting authors on their submitted abstracts, should expect to submit a video recording of their presentation. Specifically: 

  • Oral sessions/symposia. All presenters will be required to submit recordings of their talks. Details about the video format, length and submission deadline etc., will be sent out by August 4th.
  • Poster sessions. Abstracts accepted as posters are now accepted as brief presentations. Details about the video format, length etc., and submission deadline, will be sent out by August 4.
  • Workshops/case presentations. Plans for the delivery of workshops and case presentations are currently under development. Specifications about length and timing of these events will be sent out by August 4.

As a classroom instructor of over 35 years, engaging audiences is somewhat of a specialty for me. This spring, I quickly moved a class of 250 undergraduates to an online format. That experience substantially shaped the redesign of our virtual conference. It is not simply a conference moved online. It has been redesigned with your interest in mind. Please encourage your colleagues to attend our virtual event!


The Marcé Society President looks forward to your participation!

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