SPA 34th Virtual Annual Meeting
October 10 - 11, 2020

FAQ

Tips for Successful Meeting Viewing


Get Ready for the Meeting  

Before the meeting begins, make sure you are comfortable in your home office space or where you will view the meeting. Consider the following hacks for blocking out distractions and being ready.

Optimize your audio environment – Use headphones to minimize background noise. Considering investing in a pair of noise-cancelling headphones to stay laser-focused on the meeting.

Check your Signal – Test your internet speed using an online testing application like Speedtest.net. A minimum of 15Mbps for download speed is recommended to view the meeting in higher resolution. Use a wired connection for optimum internet signal strength.

Minimize other devices using home WIFI – Understand that other devices slow your WIFI performance. Cell phones, tablets, SmartTVs and other computers can be attached to the home WIFI. Online gaming uses a great deal of bandwidth. 

Become familiar with the Mobile Meeting Guide (MMG) – Explore the different tabs in the MMG to assist on the meeting day. You can visit the Mobile Meeting Guide Here.

Contact the Help line if you are having trouble accessing the MMG or the meeting – Our staff is available with registration help in advance of the meeting and technical assistance will be a click away on meeting days. 

Plan your day to maximize your experience – Breaks are part of the meeting schedule, plan ahead for meals and other possible distractions. 

Log in early on meeting day to avoid missing the start of the meeting.

NOTE: While the meeting can be viewed on mobile phones and tablets, resolution may be lower and some functions may not be fully available.


MOBILE MEETING GUIDE
Log in with your email!

Your mobile guide features everything you need for the meeting!

  • Program Schedule
  • Livestream Links
  • Slide Presentations
  • Virtual Exhibit Hall
  • Evaluations
  • Ask the Speaker (Q&A)
  • Chat Feature
  • Private Messages (Attendees’ Corner)
  • Committee Meeting Schedule
  • And more!


Please visit the Mobile Meeting Guide HERE prior to the meeting to familiarize yourself with its features. On the day of the meeting, you must log in with the email address you used to register for the meeting in order to access the livestream of the lectures.

HOW TO VIEW THE LIVE SESSIONS

In order to view the livestream of the pre-recorded lectures and the live Q&A, you must first log into the Mobile Meeting Guide with the email address you used to register for the meeting. After logging in, navigate to the Program & Schedule. To view the video window, select the link that says, “View the Livestream” (see image above). Please be sure to log in early to familiarize yourself with the Mobile Meeting Guide and its features. Each session will start with a live introduction of the speakers followed by the livestream of their pre-recorded lectures. Each session will have a live Q&A with the session speakers.

ASK THE SPEAKER


While viewing the pre-recorded lectures, we encourage meeting attendees to use the “Ask the Speaker” feature. 

You may submit questions as follows;

  1. Open LIVE stream window to access the Ask the Speaker function for each session.
  2. Submit your questions DURING the session – don’t wait for the Q&A!
  3. Moderators and Speakers can opt to answer questions live during the Q&A discussion or type answers during the session.
  4. Click “like” if you would like to “upvote” questions.

PLEASE do NOT use the Chat function to submit questions for the speakers as the moderators will not be monitoring the Chat. 

COMMUNICATE WITH FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES! 
 
            

Private messages can be sent and received through the Attendee's Corner in the Mobile Meeting Guide. In addition, you can use the "Chat" feature to communicate with fellow attendees during the sessions!

VISIT THE VIRTUAL EXHIBIT HALL

Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall during breaks and be entered to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card! Winners will be notified Monday, October 12 by email. In addition, we would like to thank our Exhibitors!

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Envision Physician Services
  • Avanos Medical
  • SmartTots


SOCIAL MEDIA
Follow official meeting Tweets @PediAnesthesia. Post Tweets along with other attendees #SPAFall20.

CME
All attendees, whether viewing the sessions live or on-demand, will have 30 days after the end of the live meeting to complete the online evaluation and claim your CME credits. Access the evaluations through the tab in the Mobile Meeting Guide. Complete the evaluations for each session you view (live or on-demand), as well as general evaluation section. Once complete, you MUST review and SUBMIT your CME credits.