The Call for Reviewers for HIMSS21 opens September 14 – 28, 2020. Watch for further details to be posted soon.
The Call for Reviewers is a yearly request for HIMSS members to review and recommend proposals that have been submitted for the HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition within their areas of expertise. All HIMSS members are encouraged to apply to be reviewers.
The peer review process for proposals enhances efficiency and maximizes the quality of education offered to conference attendees. Reviewers are the backbone of the HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition education selection process, during which more than 200 subject matter experts review proposals each year.
Led by the HIMSS Global Health Conference Education Committee (GHCEC), review teams meet to evaluate proposals. Each proposal is evaluated by a minimum of three reviewers, based on several criteria. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM), HIMSS’s continuing education credit partner, ensures the process and selections meet the standards required for continuing medical and nursing education credits. During this assessment, PIM assigns CME and/or CNE credits as appropriate.
The GHCEC selects initial proposals for inclusion in the conference education program and ensures their optimal timeliness and relevance. Selected speakers have approximately three months to submit a first-draft presentation. The GHCEC and mentors review the presentation drafts to ensure they follow guidelines and reflect the content initially submitted in the proposals. Final presentations are due one month prior to the HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition. Within our ever-changing industry, this process presents a best practice for ensuring optimal, world-class, peer-reviewed education sessions.
All reviewer candidates are evaluated by the GHCEC. Applicants will be notified of their reviewer status after the GHCEC reviews completed applications and current resumes/CVs.
Review and score proposals
Reviewers will read and evaluate proposals online via the proposal submission site. A reviewer should expect to review and evaluate/score an average of 10–20 proposals in a given topic area.
Reviewers will work with the GHCEC topic category liaison to recommend proposals to move forward.
Work with accepted speakers
Reviewers will work one-on-one with one or two accepted speakers to guide them through the presentation process, acting as a sounding board and providing them with constructive feedback. Reviewers will be paired with presentations within their areas of expertise.
Act as session moderators
Reviewers who work with speakers to develop their presentations will be given preference to serve as session moderators at the HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition. Session moderators meet speakers onsite, assist speakers in the education session room, ensure sessions start and end on time, and complete online session evaluations.
Contact Deb Clough, Manager, Education.