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03. In-Person – Chair Guidelines

Updated on 18 October 2022

Moderator/Q&A format: Questions will be submitted in-person and it is recommended the chairperson/moderator is engaging, interactive with delegates, and who is comfortable with technology.

What can I expect on the day? #

The session room will be setup and ready for your session when you arrive. At the front of the room there will be a lectern and head table for facilitated Q&A/panel discussion. The chairpersons will sit at the head table and manage the session from there. From the stage, the chairpersons will see a foldback monitor in front of them which will show the PowerPoint slides and anything that is taking place on the projector screen behind them. You will not need to turn your head to see the content.

Speakers in the session should sit in the front row where the reserved signs will be located and will come up to the lectern to present/answer questions.

What if I need help? #

In all session rooms, there will be an AV technician and a dedicated AO ORL-HNS room support who will be able to assist you with any questions you may have.

How will Q&A work? #

Delegates will verbalise questions using the microphone in the room. This microphone stand will be stationary in each room and must not be moved. Delegates must go up to the microphone. Please direct the delegate standing at the microphone to ask their question. In-person delegates can also submit questions via the Congress app. The chairperson will be given a tablet to monitor the questions submitted via the congress app and ask these to the relevant speaker. The in-room AO ORL-HNS room support will brief the chair on this prior to the start of your session.

What is expected of me as chairperson? #

The chairperson is expected to manage the session, and this includes but is not limited to the following actions:

  • Introduce the session
  • Introduce the speakers (biographies are not necessary, due to time constraints, full name and presentation title are sufficient)
  • Facilitate Q&A from in-person attendees
  • Ensure the session runs to time and does not exceed the allocated time
  • Close the session and thank speakers/audience
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Prof Sarah Wise

Emory University School of Medicine

Sarah K. Wise, MD, MSCR is Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She is the Emory Otolaryngology Residency Program Director, Rhinology Fellowship Director, and Director of Otolaryngic Allergy. Dr. Wise completed medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, residency at Emory University and rhinology fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Wise has served on the Board of Directors of the American Rhinologic Society and the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. She will become President of the American Rhinologic Society in September 2022, serving as the Society’s first female president. Her clinical interests include inflammatory rhinology, otolaryngic allergy, relationship of allergy and chronic rhinosinusitis, and cerebrospinal fluid leaks. Dr. Wise lectures nationally and internationally. Her most notable publication is the International Consensus Statement on Allergy and Rhinology: Allergic Rhinitis, where she served as first author/primary editor.

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