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Responsibilities of the Document "Submitter"
person who initiates the creation of a thread of activity in ProgramMaster
is the only person who has administrative control over that activity as
it progresses through the system. Specifically,
person who submits an abstract in the system is the only person who can
the abstract document.
the abstract from the system.
the presentation once accepted.
a modified version of the abstract if requested to do so by the organizer.
a manuscript based on the abstract if a proceedings is being produced.
a modified version of the manuscript if requested to do so by the organizer.
person who submits a symposium proposal in the system is the only person
the symposium after it has been accepted.
abstracts submitted for the symposium.*
modification of abstracts submitted through the system.*
sessions based on the accepted abstracts.*
*The person who submits a proposal form can request that staff give the co-organizer access to perform these tasks.
person who submits a proceedings proposal is the only person who can
the proceedings after it has been accepted.
manuscripts that have been submitted for the proceedings.*
modification of manuscripts submitted through the system.*
*The person who submits a proceedings proposal can request that staff give the co-editor access to perform these tasks.
For the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition and other TMS-sponsored specialty conferences, individuals who are designated as a presenter of an accepted oral presentation must do one of the following:
- attend the meeting and deliver the presentation
- notify staff of the intent to cancel 60 days prior to the start of the meeting
- arrange for a presentation to be delivered by a substitute presenter
If none of these actions are taken, the presenter will be designated as a no-show.
In all cases, presenters should notify TMS and their symposium organizers immediately upon determination that they cannot attend and present their talk.
PENALTY: A presenter who is a no-show for one or more oral presentations at a single meeting will receive a warning. If the speaker no-shows again within three years, he or she will be suspended from giving an oral presentation for the next two years.
In addition, if an organizer is able to fill the slot without assistance from the no-show presenter, the organizer can notify TMS staff that a no-show penalty should still be assessed to the original presenter.
APPEAL: Extenuating circumstances can be evaluated via appeal to the sponsoring division’s Program Representatives, provided that some advance notice of the cancellation was given by the presenter to TMS.
TMS Anti-Harassment Policy