Speaker Resources

Important Dates and Deadlines 

November 5-8: NSGC 38th Annual Conference

Travel Reimbursement

Non-genetic counselor invited speakers (invited to speak in an Educational Breakout Session, Workshop, Plenary Pre/Post-Conference Symposium) are eligible for reimbursement/coverage of travel costs. Typically, this is for individuals such as physicians, surgeons, patient advocacy representatives or patient panels. Below you will find the items that are covered for non-genetic counselor speakers. To verify whether or not you or your speaker is eligible for reimbursement/coverage of travel costs, please email speakers@nsgc.org

  • Flight (up to $500)
  • Per Diem (up to $70 a day)
  • Ground Transportation or transportation to/from the airport (up to $150)
  • Hotel (1 night’s stay)

New in 2017! - If you are a non-genetic counselor speaker AND not a member of NSGC, kindly complete this form to submit your travel and hotel reservations. Also, don't forget to complete your Expense Reimbursement Form no later than December 6, 2019 in order to receive reimbursement. Have questions about what can be reimbursed? Click here to view NSGC's Speaker Reimbursement Guidelines.


All invited speakers (members and non-members invited to speak in an Educational Breakout Session, Workshop, Plenary Pre/Post-Conference Symposium) will receive complimentary, full-conference registration. The CEU fee for full members and non-members is included in this complimentary registration, however, it does not include add-ons such as a Pre/Post-Conference Symposia or the Conference Recordings. Add-ons will be an additional fee for all attendees and speakers. Information regarding speaker registration will be emailed to all speakers in June. Please contact Alana Embury at speakers@nsgc.org if you have not received this information or have any additional quesstions.

PowerPoint Template

According to NSGC’s recently updated CEU Standards and Guidelines, presenters in educational sessions may no longer use branded slide decks. It is, therefore, required that all conference speakers, moderators, and panelists use the approved NSGC PowerPoint Template.  Please use the slides within the template as needed. We have included a variety of slide templates for speakers to use as needed. For example, you are not required to use the first slide in the template deck as your opening or title slide.  

Please note, all speakers are required to complete a conflict of interest disclosure slide. If a speaker does not have any conflicts, please state, “no conflicts to disclose.” For complete information on NSGC’s COI policy, please review the CEU Standards and Guidelines.  

All session handouts/slides are due to presentations@nsgc.org by October 21, 2019*

*For the October 21 deadline, it is okay to submit a draft version of your slides. If you update your slides at a later date, you can re-submit those to presentations@nsgc.org and we will do our best to update these prior to the conference. However, please note that the later the slides are received, the likelihood that we will have an opportunity to get them loaded/updated as handouts on our website prior to your session presentation decreases.

Poll Everywhere

NSGC will provide access to the Poll Everywhere software for use during your session. More information will be released closer to the start of the Annual Conference regarding instructions on how to utilize this software.

For more information on the functionality of Poll Everywhere, please review this document.


Honoraria is provided to session speakers. The honorarium per session is listed below (this value is divided among all presenters in the session, with the division is at the discretion of the session organizer). Both genetic counselors and non-genetic counselors are eligible for this honorarium.

  • Pre-Conference: $1,500
  • Post-Conference: $900
  • General Plenary Session: $500 per hour of presentation 
    • 30-minute plenary = $250
    • 60-minute plenary = $500
  • Educational Breakout Session: $300 per hour of presentation
    • 60-minute breakout: $300
    • 90-minute breakout: $450
  • Workshop: $600

Session Quiz Questions

As an added benefit to members, some conference presentations will be recorded and posted to an online web portal and will be eligible for continued CEU credits after the Annual Conference. As subject matter experts, we ask speakers to aid us in this effort by creating quiz questions that will be used during the online syndication of your presentation. These questions will help gauge how much the viewer has learned.

Click here to download guidelines for writing quiz questions. Please use this link to submit your quiz questions to the submission site. 

Quiz questions are due by October 21, 2019.

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