Satellite Symposia

Satellite symposia are noncommercial scientific sessions designed for the the 6th Decennial International Conference on Healthcare Associated Infections (Decennial 2020) meeting attendees. All symposia must meet the standards and integrity of Decennial 2020, be scheduled during designated times, and be approved by the Decennial 2020 Program Committee Chairs.

To maximize the participation in your event, Decennial 2020 limits the number of satellite symposium held at each meeting. Indicate your intention to host one of these events today!

The fee for conducting a satellite symposium at Decennial 2020 is $30,000.

This fee includes:

  • Room rental
  • Application fee
  • Two mailing lists:
    • early pre-registrants – Upon payment
    • final pre-registrants – March 20
  • Listing and description in Exhibitor Guide
  • Onsite directional signage

This fee DOES NOT include:

  • Catering costs – All catering must be purchased and handled separately.
  • Audio Visual – All AV must be purchased and handled separately.
  • Education Cost
    • Accreditation
    • Faculty management, fees/honorarium, travel
    • Presentation materials/handouts.

Session Content
The satellite symposium can be as long or as short as you choose within the time frame provided. You have complete control over educational content and presenters. Satellite symposium are NOT part of the the 6th Decennial International Conference on Healthcare Associated Infections educational programming co-hosted by The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

A content topic must be listed on the application. Decennial 2020 allows up to two symposium per time slot to maximize the attendees experience.

Guidelines for Symposium
Proposals must be submitted to Decennial 2020 for approval no later than Wednesday, February 19, 2020. Sponsors will receive notification of approval within 14 days of receipt of the proposal.

Applications should outline topics, course descriptions, speakers, date/time, and expected attendance. Full payment of $30,000 must be received with the submitted application for review and approval to occur.

Proposals must include topic, proposed speakers (including affiliation and address), statement of need and learning objectives and CME Accreditation statement for program committee review. Decennial 2020 organizers reserve the right to see individual speaker disclosures for any symposium.

Sponsoring companies will need to obtain credit from an accredited CME or CE provider. Decennial 2020 does not provide continuing medical education (CME) or continuing education (CE) credit for satellite symposium and other affiliated events. Decennial 2020 upholds its policy that symposium held on related topics do not occur concurrently.

Symposia should not compete with Decennial 2020 sessions.

Available Times:Begin AfterEnd Before
Friday, March 276:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 296:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.

Presentations may not duplicate topics that are part of the official Decennial 2020 program. All meeting presentations and the information therein are embargoed by Decennial 2020 until the conclusion of the referenced sessions. All sponsors, agents, and presenters must abide by the Decennial 2020 policies, including the embargo policy.

All satellite symposium must be held at the Marriott Marquis. The symposium sponsor is responsible for arranging and paying for food, beverage, additional signage, registration, and audiovisual equipment. Pre-conference marketing is the responsibility of the sponsor.

CE Credit
Companies are responsible for making their own CE provider arrangements. SHEA does not provide or approve CE credit for any exhibitor sponsored event.

Download the Satellite Symposium Proposal Form