Call for Speakers
IntroductionHealthcare Billing and Management Association (HBMA) is committed to offering education, networking opportunities and management resources to assist members to effectively manage the business of third-party medical billing.
HBMA seeks individuals interested in presenting a topic applicable to the business of Medical Billing as well as Management of the billing office. HBMA requests your assistance in offering high-quality educational programming. We are currently accepting proposals for the following conferences:The Process
Selected applicants will be contacted by an HBMA Education Committee member for a phone interview.
Submissions are reviewed based on the following criteria:
- Originality, first time presentation or topic
- Clarity, quality, and organization of ideas
- Speaker's experience and knowledge of the subject matter
- Timeliness and relevance of topic to the healthcare billing industry and professionals
- Usefulness, practicality, and vision of concept
By submitting a Call for Speakers Proposal, speakers agree to allow HBMA and the Association’s official suppliers to audio and/or video record the presentation. Recordings, if made, will be available for sale on-site and after the event. Speakers will receive one complimentary copy of their session’s recording shortly after the event.
Personal Information and Biographical Sketch
This information will be used in all marketing and production materials for the conference. We want to ensure that the information is exactly how you wish it to appear and includes any professional designations or credentials you would like to have publicized. Please attach a brief biographical sketch if we do not already have this on file. Include key qualifications that will be of interest to attendees at this conference as well as special awards or recognition along with your educational background and field of specialization.
(Please e-mail this as a separate attachment to email@example.com.)
HBMA meeting attendees place great value and importance on receiving handouts that match, as closely as possible, the presentation on the day of session. Sample policies or procedures, worksheets, guidelines or templates are examples of the type of handouts our members expect – tools and materials they can take home and use in their practice.
You will be required to provide copies of your handouts via e-mail no later than 60 days prior to the meeting. HBMA will reproduce your materials in a spiral-bound Conference Program Book. We will format PowerPoint Presentations three slides per page for program book production. HBMA does not provide remuneration in any way for the expenses incurred by a speaker related to session handouts - i.e. slide or transparency production, or for materials not submitted by the deadline date.
- In submitting this proposal to speak during the HBMA Conference, you agree to adhere to the requirements for program materials, including timely submission of your handouts and prompt responses to other requests for information.
- As the presenter, you are solely responsible to ensure that both the content and print-out of your materials are as you wish them to appear prior to submitting them to HBMA.
- You understand that HBMA will not be able to produce any handout copies on-site during the conference or as follow-up after the conference. You will be solely responsible for providing any materials to the participants that have not been submitted to HBMA by the deadline.
Speaker is responsible for obtaining and furnishing HBMA with any necessary copyright permission for materials used in handouts. Copyright identification may appear on each page of your handout materials. It is understood that HBMA is hereby granted permission to reproduce the handout for distribution to HBMA Conference attendees. HBMA may also make these materials available to our members via CD Rom after the conference.
Sale of Materials
HBMA members and participants in HBMA events shall promote and encourage the highest level of ethics within the industry. Use of HBMA activities or publications for the purpose of soliciting business, employees or employment is prohibited. Speakers may not engage in sales activity, including direct or indirect solicitation of products or services, without the express written consent of HBMA. Such permission, if granted, is with the understanding that no selling will be done from the platform. We will allow time immediately after the presentation to sell and sign books in a specific area in the Exhibit Hall or in the registration area as space allows. The speaker will be solely responsible for managing such sales without the involvement of HBMA staff. If an Education Committee member chooses to assist the speaker voluntarily on-site, that information would also be conveyed to HBMA.
Upon selection by HBMA as a potential speaker you will be contacted and receive a Speaker Packet. Two sample copies of the materials that will be for sale at the event must accompany the signed contract – no later than two weeks after the Speaker Packet is received. Materials not received for review at least 60 days in advance are not eligible for sale. Permission will be granted based on the appropriateness and possible value to our members. Approval or denial of consent for sale of these items will be communicated to the speaker within one month after receipt of such materials.
By submitting a Call for Speakers proposal, Speaker acknowledges that he/she has both read and understands the information above and agrees to comply with HBMA’s policies and procedures. Failure to do so shall be considered a breach of the Speaker Agreement and can result in revocation of future speaking privileges.
Notice of Acceptance will be given 60-90 days from close.
Please contact Paul Myers, HBMA Education Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.